7 Job Search Tools and Resources to Help You Get Employed

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Finding a job can be tough and stressful. 

And even more pressure is added when the job economy is struggling or is in a recession. So what is one to do? How can you improve your chances of finding a job? 

While you can’t control the job market, you can improve your processes and job search by utilizing effective tools and resources. 

And there are A LOT out there, so I narrowed it down to a few I’ve personalized used and think will help you. Let’s get into why job search tools matter and the ones that can help you get employed faster. 

Why Job Search Tools Matter

Thanks to technology, communities, and other platforms – jobseekers have more tools at their disposal to help assist in the job search process. 

What makes using these tools and resources so viable is how it improves the quality of what you do to land a job. Some examples include 

  • you can use a tool that enhances your resume or cover letter
  • discover jobs faster in your field
  • use a service that alerts you of new jobs before other
  • Communities that help you network for more referrals

Think about all the time and energy you put into tailoring each resume, looking for jobs, and cold applying – often with little responses. That’s why job search tools and resources matter. 

Anything you can do to give yourself an advantage and save time, will be key in how quickly you land your next role.

Best Job Search Tools and Platforms to Use

So what tools and platforms are the best to use? 

There are so many options out there that it can be overwhelming. Plus, you also are already working on applying, interviews, and not burning out. 

These are the ones that have helped me and others in my network. 

Yes, there are other tools to better your job search and career that are probably very good. However, I only want to share ones I have direct knowledge and experience with. 

My best advice to you, is test them out yourself. Some tools you may prefer over others based on your needs and how simple it is to use or navigate. 

1. Otta

If you are looking for tech or startup related jobs, Otta can be the perfect job search tool in your arsenal. You can quickly select your job criteria like titles, salary range, what matters to you in the work culture, etc. 

From there, you’ll be sent alerts with new matches based on your criteria. 

And when you cycle through the jobs, you get a breakdown of the role, Glassdoor reviews, salary insights, notes from Otta about the company, and links to apply. 

I’ve found some great companies and roles that I probably would not have come across in a cold search. Oh and it’s free to use as a job seeker. Highly recommend it. 

2. Flexa

For those looking for flexible work options and companies that support it, Flexa is for you. 

Sometimes it can be difficult to find verified companies that offer remote work, 4-day workweeks, or other flexible working accommodations. That’s why Flexa was created. 

This resource offers a few things for jobseekers:

  • A job board of flexible roles. Start searching for your job field and apply. 
  • A database of verified flexible companies. It provides the details about them, a flexibility score, jobs they are hiring for, and more. 
  • Sign up for personalized job matches that instantly hit your inbox. Now you can get tailed jobs, instead of all the manual searching. 

3. Teal

Most likely as you’ve begun a job search, you’ve probably come across some various tools for resumes and cover letters. And many of these software platforms are also incorporating AI to make things simple and easier. 

While there are different options out there, I personally like Teal. This software offers an AI resume builder, job application track, cover letter generator, LinkedIn review, and more. 

And while there are some premium paid features, almost everything on Teal is free to utilize. So you can test out these products and see how you like it. There are benefits to upgrading too, but not required. 

4. Tech Workers Club

“Forget LinkedIn—Your Next Job Offer Could Come via Slack”

That’s a quote from The Wall Street Journal. The media company wrote about how Slack communities have become a top place for job seekers and hiring managers to quickly connect. 

And it has not only for me, but many colleagues and professionals. Communities allow you to make human connections and have direct conversations with others. And now, it’s become a great way to network and find jobs. 

One community that’s great for finding tech jobs (remote, hybrid, or in person) is Tech Workers Club. Over 20,000 members are finding jobs or hiring. Plus, there are many career workshops, events, AMAs, and resources to help professionals grow in their tech careers. 

There is a $65 yearly membership fee, but that comes out to less than $6 a month. Most paid communities are 3x-5x+ that cost. Become a member here if interested

5. StillHiring.Today

While many items on this list might be software based, there are some additional resources to bookmark while on the job hunt. 

Another favorite of mine is this simple website called StillHiring.Today. This is a collection of tech companies that are growing and with a list of data points you can filter through. 

All the data is pulled into an embedded spreadsheet where you can learn about the company, key roles they are hiring for, employee size, funding, and more. There are thousands of tech companies on this list. 

I originally was using this to find unique companies that were hiring remote and for marketing (my main job field). And then, I was able to check out career pages and apply to jobs that I also may never have discovered. 

Remember, not all companies list publicly to LinkedIn or post on job boards. So having organized data like this is a big win. 

6. Ramped

As I mentioned already, there are many new tools and services to help job seekers win in finding a great opportunity. Another platform doing great things is called Ramped. Here’s what the services entail:

  • Get tailor resumes based on their 30 years of industry experience and AI to hone in on the copy. 
  • Automatically create personalized and customer cover letters based on your resume and target employer. 
  • They have a Chrome extension that helps you auto apply an autofill job application and use AI to generate responses to application questions. And it works with many of the large job platforms.
  • Based on who you are going to be interviewing with, they’ll help guide you through it with sample questions and other prep. 

The services are not free, but the costs range from $9 to $19 a month as of writing this, pending the plan you select. 

7. Yoodli

The last tool I’m including for your job search is Yoodli

This is an AI tool that helps you improve your communication and speech. While this isn’t just used to find you a specific job, I think this is key to include because it helps you prep for the interview stage. 

Once you do get through on an application, you still have to convince the hiring managers that you are the right fit. And if you can’t speak well to your skills with confidence, it can be the end of your journey in getting a job at that company. 

What’s cool with Yoodli is you can practice different interview scenarios in the comfort of your home. Plus you’ll get feedback on your clarity, how you delivered your speech, suggestions to improve, and more. 

You do have to keep in mind that this is AI. So while the feedback will be useful, remember this is not an actual human and to treat the results as such. 

You can try it for free or upgrade to a Pro account, which is just $8 per month. 

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About Todd Kunsman

Todd is the founder of Remote Work Junkie and has been featured in numerous publications like Business Insider, HuffPost, CNBC, and more. He’s been a remote work advocate for close to a decade and has been working remotely full-time for 5+ years. He’s also a marketing, personal finance, and music nerd 🤓

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