I know many of you are launching (or continuing) a job search this year. I’ve gathered some useful and totally free resources that can help you organize, execute, and proactively manage an effective job search campaign.

Technology has fundamentally changed job search – the current job market is more competitive than ever before. In addition, resumes and LinkedIn best-practices are constantly evolving. The resumes I write today look very different than even 1 year ago.

Remember that networking is still the #1 most effective job search tool. Don’t get stuck in the “black hole” of board/online applications. To read more about the challenges associated with online job search,  CLICK HERE

I recommend that you update your resume and LinkedIn profile annually – my existing clients can purchase a full update here for a significant savings.

As always, I am here as a resource to support and advance your job search efforts. If you are feeling frustrated or stuck, reach out. We can brainstorm ideas to energize your job search.

Free 2017 Job Search Resources

Useful Technology:

Get Notify – Email tracking software – know when your email was received/opened. www.getnotify.com

Job Hero – Search for jobs, track existing applications, set followup/deadline notifications. www.gojobhero.com

Snap Dat – Mobile contact sharing app with a traditional business card feel. www.snapdat.com

Crystal – Personality insights and free DISC assessments.  www.crystalknows.com

Jibber Jobber Career Management:

It’s not easy to keep your job search organized, especially if you are trying to track multiple companies, relationships, and applications. Jibber Jobber helps you mange career contacts and stay on top of your job search – track jobs, network contacts, and target companies. Their free platform is fantastic, but they also have $5 and $10 plans that do even more. www.jibberjobber.com

Google Alerts:

Google Alerts are totally free and can help automate research aspects of your job search. Receive an e-mail when there is new info on the topics you select/set up.

  1. Monitor your online reputation. Set up a Google Alert with your name.. potential employers will research you online, so stay aware of what info is out there.
  1. Monitor target companies. I am a huge proponent of proactively contacting target employers (vs. waiting for an advertised job opening). Set up an “everything” Google Alert for each of your target companies to stay on top news, identify and capture opportunities.

Personal Branding:

Branded.me – Create a personal/professional webpage in minutes. www.branded.me

 

Visualize.me – Turn your LinkedIn profile into an infographic webpage.   www.visualize.me

Here’s mine – I’ve done nothing to it beyond the 1-click set up with LinkedIn:  http://vizualize.me/CareerDocs

I hope you find these free tools helpful. Running an organized, proactive job search is the key to reducing time spent searching, and will streamline your networking activities.

I can always be reached by phone or text at TWO-ZERO-FIVE 903.5255 or strategic.resume.pro@gmail.com 

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