More and more companies are turning to online recruiting, and it’s easier than ever for job seekers to find open positions all over the world. This influx of postings is great. But it also means applicants need better ways to organize and streamline the job search process.
It’s nearly impossible to keep up with multiple job sites and application deadlines without a helping hand. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of some of the most useful websites and web apps available to job hunters. Use these sites to get the information, resources and organizational tools you need to find – and land – the job you want.
The Muse is a website that provides career advice, online classes and more. While The Muse includes a large job search database, that’s not what makes the site so appealing. It has a resource section with timely and informational articles and videos, making it the perfect place for any job seeker to start the day. You can browse company profiles, read great career advice and even access a variety of online tools. The Muse keeps you up-to-date on the latest trends in your industry, as well as best practices for resumes and applications. You can also find dozens of links to free templates and other tools.
The typical application process involves a resume and a cover letter. But resumes aren’t the only way to show off your skills to employers. Job seekers can use 1-Page to create job proposals as a unique way to reach out to employers. The online tool looks at your skills, experience and goals, and helps you create proposals for companies in your industry. Your proposal is then delivered to the recruiters and businesses that best fit your skills and goals. 1-Page Proposals doesn’t only help you create a proposal – it evaluates common challenges within your industry and helps you discover how you could be a solution. 1-Page allows you to present a clear picture of yourself, your skills and your experience to recruiters and employers – and it helps you show employers exactly what you can do to help them with existing issues.
What makes Proven different from other online tools and websites? Personalization and scope. Proven provides consultants to help you find the right jobs for your skills, and it allows you to store multiple resumes and cover letters so you can quickly apply for any job. Most job seekers are applying to more than one position, and each job requires a resume tweaked to its individual requirements. Proven’s web-based and mobile applications allow you to apply to positions anytime, anywhere. The site also helps you track the resumes you’ve sent and jobs you’ve applied for. Proven’s job search database includes listings from popular sites like Monster, SimplyHired and Craigslist.
CareerCloud’s very own Hidden Jobs app is one of the best job sites on the market. Hidden Jobs isn’t your typical job search database. Instead, it tracks and posts hiring announcements from newspapers, online media and press releases to provide job seekers the most comprehensive and up-to-date job listings. Hidden Jobs allows job seekers to find the positions that aren’t advertised or posted online, helping them get ahead of the competition. The database also includes companies in your area that may be hiring soon, so even if you can’t apply just yet, you can start researching the company and tweaking your resume.
Maybe you already have a great career, but you want a little extra money – or experience – on the side. Snagajob is a great resource for finding hourly jobs in the retail, communications, hospitality and food industries. You can get a part-time job driving for a limousine company, or answer phones after-hours for a physician. If you’re a teacher or student on summer vacation, you can find a full-time summer job as a customer service rep or cashier. The site also lists higher-paying jobs like traveling nurses, research assistants and other temporary positions. If you need a way to pay the bills while you search for your dream job – or you’re just looking for something to do on the side – this is a great site for you to visit.
Struggling to keep track of multiple applications? ApplyMate is a free web-based service that helps you organize and track a large number of applications and due dates. The program allows you to find an open position, submit an application or resume, and even keep track of important deadlines. The site can sync with all of your calendars and send you reminders, so you don’t miss important due dates. You can see multiple applications in one dashboard view, and use the app to follow up with recruiters or employers after you apply.
Applying for jobs is never easy – especially when you’re dealing with multiple positions, applications, deadlines and interviews at the same time. These sites and apps can help you land your next job without wasting valuable time. It’s amazing what a little organization and a few online tools can do for your job search.
What websites and apps have you used when looking for a job?
Abby Perkins is Managing Editor at Talent Tribune, a SoftwareProviders.com blog dedicated to all things