The top 7 tools you should use for your job search

Over the years, I’ve used a ton of technology tools to help me land my dream job. I wanted to put together an amazing list for you to help you too. Please note that some of these links are affiliate links where I do get a commission if you decide to purchase it.

Here are the top 7 tools you should use as your search for your dream job:

  1. Calendly - This is a fantastic tool where you can send someone a link to book time on your calendar. It’s so much easier and faster vs. going back and forth with available dates and times through messaging or email. Trust me, this is a HUGE time saver. You’ll want to use this when working with hiring managers or recruiters. Here’s are screenshots of how it works below:

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2. Camtasia: Want to stand out from the crowd of resumes? Consider making a video customized for the company. You can either make it a talking head video or you can do a desktop screen capture where you walk them through a presentation.

Here’s a screenshot example of a video pitch I made for a job opening at Instagram:

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Camtasia is a software that makes it easy to record your screen, webcam, import your PowerPoint presentations to turn into a video, or import your own video and audio files. You can add eye-catching effects in seconds transitions other effects, caption videos, and add in music.

3. 16Personalities: Need help in learning more about yourself in terms of your personality and values? This is an AWESOME site that help give you insight into yourself. Simply answer some questions and it’ll map you to one of 16 distinctive personalities. This is great in helping to drive more self awareness and may help guide you to better understand yourself and what makes you feel happy and fulfilled…which in turn could drastically help you in defining your dream job. I recently did it and found out I was an ENFP which apparently means that I’m a true free spirit. “They are often the life of the party, but unlike Explorers, they are less interested in the sheer excitement and pleasure of the moment than they are in enjoying the social and emotional connections they make with others.”

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4. Glassdoor: This is such an awesome website where you can check out employee reviews of the company, potentially see the pay scale for the role you’re applying to and much more. Here’s an example below:

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5. Niche websites based on what you’re applying for:

  • Finance: This is a great site where you can search 10,000+ jobs in finance, banking, accounting, and technology. Sounds like there’s a ton of opportunity there!

  • Healthcare: As of today, they have 174,427 Healthcare Jobs Available, 20,738 New Jobs This Week and 122,911 Companies Hiring. Rock on!

  • Technology jobs: Hired is a fantastic platform that matches you with a job you love. They connect outstanding and talented people with the world’s most innovative companies.

  • Freelancing: For designers, developers, finance experts and project managers, Toptal is an excellent platform because they screen for the top 3% of talent. You’ll get a chance to work with amazing companies in a freelancing capacity assuming you can pass the screening process.

  • Variety of jobs: The Muse is a fantastic site for a variety of jobs and also gives you insight into companies. It also features a ton of great blogs and posts to help you in your career journey.

  • Sales Jobs: This site has over 666,120 sales positions listed as of today!

  • Remote Jobs: Want to work from Hawaii, Spain or Thailand…or anywhere in world? Check out remote jobs at RemoteOk.io!

6. LinkedIn: You should have a very polished and completed LinkedIn profile - it’s a place where hiring managers and recruiters will often vet you and potentially reach out regarding positions. It’s also a fantastic way to build your personal brand and a very efficient platform to search for available jobs at companies and to network with people.

7. Website platforms: Want to build your personal brand online? You can build a site for free on AboutMe or you can pay for platforms like Squarespace and Wix. This is a great way to showcase your experience and portfolio of work (highly recommended for those in product, design, sales or marketing for example).

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