Job Application Tools to Help Manage Your Job Search

May 13, 2013

employment applicationAs you participate in the job hunt, it is easy to lose track of what you’ve done. Pretty soon, all of the places you’ve applied to start to run together and you end up trying to remember who has your resume, and what appointments you might have.

In order to keep it all organized, it makes sense to use apps to help you manage your job search. Here are a few tools that can help keep you on top of your job search:

Google Apps

As you might expect, Google provides a number of tools that can help you keep track of your job search. Add your resume and cover letter to Google Drive, and you can tweak them as needed for the next job, and even rename them. It’s possible to add comments and notes so that you can see which have been sent, and if you have received any replies.

Use Google Calendar, and use reminders, to help you keep track of your job search actions, as well as stay up-to-date with appointments and interviews.

Huntsy is a site that helps you easily manage your job search. You can keep everything in one place, managing which jobs you’ve applied for, and seeing where you are in the process with each application attempt.

On top of helping you keep track of where you’ve applied and when, Huntsy will also search your social networks to find connections. Perhaps someone you know has an “in” at one of the companies you’re applying to. Huntsy will help you identify that connection so you can increase your chances of successfully applying.

JibberJobber is a career management tool designed to help you manage all the data involved in a job search. See where your resume has gone, and keep up with the status of each job application. This site also helps you identify helpful social networking contacts in your job search.

It’s much easier to manage all this information from one place, rather then constantly trying to keep up with everything. There are also premium options with JibberJobber that can help you continue to manage your career – even after you land a job.

CareerBuilder for Mobile

CareerBuilder is one of the major job search and career management websites, and you can improve your search with the help of the CareerBuilder mobile app. You can get the app from Apple’s App Store, or from Google Play.

The app works on your smartphone or tablet device, and allows you to manage everything easily no matter where you go. You can sync your resumes and cover letters, and even apply for jobs right from the app. It’s easy to keep track of each job you’ve applied for, and look for additional possibilities.

Indeed is another major job search site, and it also comes with the ability to personalize your experience. If you get a account, you can pull from multiple job search sites, and keep track of your progress. It’s possible to make notes on jobs, as well as search for new jobs. All of the information is saved via the web, so you can access it from anywhere as long as you have Internet access.

You can also add job alerts from, as well as use plugins for different browsers and even use the Facebook app. This makes it easy to keep up with your job search no matter what you want to accomplish.

Bottom Line

The job search is tough. There is no reason to make it more difficult on yourself by losing track of where you are and what you’ve accomplished. Choose a job hunt management tool, and make best use of it.

What are some other job application tools you can use to enhance your job search? Leave a comment!


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