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Published on October 28th, 2016 | by Guest

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10 Apps and Tools to Build a Successful Career

In this incredibly dynamic day and age, it is certainly a challenge to build a career, because you will be required to change several jobs before you retire. Long gone are the days where you would have chosen a job after completing your education, and then proceeded to do it for the rest of your professional life. Younger generations are faced with an even bigger problem. They will be required to work jobs which haven’t been invented yet. So how do you prepare yourself for something like that?

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Well, you can make modern technology work for you. There are plenty of tools and apps out there that can not only help you find the right job for you, but also point you in the right direction, so you can discover your true aptitudes and talents. Check out our list of 10 apps and tools that can help you build your dream career.

  1. CareerBuilder

What makes CareerBuilder so unique is its capable search engine, which is able to find jobs for you based on keywords which you have included in your CV. That way, you will never miss out on the opportunity to apply for a job that is a perfect fit for your skills. Another great thing about this tool is its Hire Insider feature, which enables you to see how you stack up against other job applicants. In addition to that, the website also offers plenty of tests, which can help you assess your skills and discover new career options.

  1. CareersBooster.com

Having a well-written resume is crucial, because that’s the first thing employers and recruiters read about you, and what they use to decide whether or not to invite you for a job interview. However, you  can make sure that your resume is perfect every time with CareersBooster, a resume writing service which gathers professional writers, editors, and HR managers, all of them working together to craft a CV, resume, or a cover letter that will convince the recruiters that you are the right candidate for the job.

  1. Glassdoor

You’ve probably heard of Glassdoor, and it’s time that you start relying on it in your job search. What goes on inside a company is often hidden from the public’s eye, and that is why Glassdoor is useful, because it features authentic company reviews from current and former employees. Find out the most important aspects of working for a particular company, such as salary, working hours, company culture, work environment, as well as the ability of their managers. You will then be able to decide whether you would want to work there or not.

  1. SwitchApp

Switch a mobile application designed to help you browse and find jobs in the easiest way possible. Browsing for jobs is similar to finding a date on Tinder, if you are familiar with the app. Swipe right if you are interested in a job, or swipe left to proceed further with your search. The recruiters do the same on their end, and in case there is a match, the app will send a notification to both parties, as well as an email. The app also allows you to get in touch with a potential employer via its chat feature.

  1. Careeronestop

Here you will be able to discover hundreds of new jobs that are being posted every day. The great thing about this website is that it gathers job listing from all the largest places online, as well as those that are offline, such as employment centers. You will also be able to find useful educational materials that will help you prepare for job interviews. The employers love it, too, because of its job description writing wizard, which means they don’t have to write the description from scratch.

  1. Zoominfo

Although it primarily used in marketing to generate leads, ZoomInfo is a powerful tool that can assist in your job search. Thanks to its detailed search which allows you to enter advanced search parameters, you will be able to find companies and organizations in your industry, and even those that are close to you. It is also capable of providing information about the company’s corporate structure. Using all that information, you can find companies that are suitable for your skill set and ambition.

  1. VisualCV

VisualCV is one of the best resume-building apps out there, and one which produces the most eye-cathing results. Its user interface is incredibly intuitive, and you can choose between 15 detailed resume templates, and make changes to them in real time. VisualCV also allows for full integration with your LinkedIn profile. This means VisualCV is able to pull the data from your LinkedIn profile, and organize it into a brilliant visual resume.

  1. JobScan

No matter which job you apply to these days, there will be hundreds of applicants fighting for the same position. In order to sift through all of those resumes more easily, companies use ATS (Application Tracking Software) which narrows down their choice and eliminates those resumes which don’t feature the right keywords. JobScan will analyze your resume for free, and optimize it, so that it gets pass the ATS system, and in front of a human recruiter.

  1. Email Hunter

If you want to find out more about a particular company, or learn more about the industry of your choice, a good way of digging up more information would be to contact someone from the company you are interested in. In addition to learning everything you need to know, it can also be a stepping stone toward getting a job at that very company. Email Hunter allows you to search the domains of the companies for email addresses of their employees, so you can get in touch with them.

  1. The Reach App

Sometimes, you may not have to look too far to advance your career, because the answer might be near you. Reach is an app which enables you to get in touch with professionals that are living close to you, and to benefit from coming into contact with them. You will be able to get something out of it, whether it’s a job, guidance, or just a friendly bit of advice.

Conclusion

Thanks to these tools and resources, you will be at least one step closer to building your career. Start using them today and land that job you’ve dreamed about.

 

Author’s bio:

Eva Wislow is a career advisor and writer from Pittsburgh. She loves to help people challenge themselves and achieve their most ambitious career goals. Eva loves to stay up to date with the latest tech news. Follow her on Twitter.

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