Top 5 Job Hunting Tools

You’ve sent your resume to multiple recruiters and have applied to a dozen jobs and yet you haven’t heard a “peep”. Now you’re left wondering, “Am I doing this right?”

Chances are you are doing it right, but you may have missed the following top tools to give your job hunt a boost.

Email signature

This is a subtle way to remind recipients of what your expertise is. Include your full name of course, contact number, email address, occupation and a link to your LinkedIn profile. If appropriate, add a link to your online portfolio. If you don’t have a LinkedIn profile, get one, it’s now the first place employers look for new hires

Resume to go

Have you ever showed up at an interview and realized that you forgot a copy of your resume? Or worse, the interviewer doesn’t have it on hand? Don’t panic! You’ve saved your resume on DropBox (or another online storage service) where you can easily access it on your mobile device and send directly to the interviewer. Disaster averted, and bonus, you have demonstrated strong organizational and forward thinking skills.

Business cards

Still the fastest way to give someone your contact information. It’s also a wonderful personal branding tool. Old fashioned, but if it ain’t broke…

Your hit list

Create a targeted list of the preferred companies that you would like to work for. This will give you focus and will be a more effective way of finding that dream job. Once you have a list, you can then strategically work through your network for contacts, and rehash your resume to illustrate how your skills and experiences will be a fit for each.

Your hit list

What better way to find a job that matches your skills set? Recruiters are matchmakers, the great ones find exceptional talent for exceptional companies. A recruiter will work with you to improve your resume, polish your interview skills and put you in front of the hiring company with your best foot forward.

Job hunting is a tedious endeavor, luckily with the right strategy, tools and a little patience, you will land your dream job.

Good Luck!

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