Smart Living: Tools to make your job search easier

Published: Sep. 7, 2022 at 5:20 AM CDT
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ORLANDO, FLA. (Ivanhoe Newswire) - There are about 6 million people looking for a job right now, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Between the long hours scouring job boards, personalizing cover letters, and updating your resume, job hunting can feel like a full-time job. Trying to navigate the over 11 million job openings can make it even more overwhelming but there are some free online tools that can make looking for a job easier.

On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, four to six will get called for an interview and only one will get the job. That’s why applying to more than one is a must.

There are tools that can make your job search easier.

Text blaze can save you time by storing pre-saved messages and wording that you can use and customize for each application.

Microsoft Editor is a browser extension that scans your documents and highlights any errors. About 77 percent of hiring managers said in a Career Builder survey that typos on a resume were an instant deal breaker.

If you ever wondered if your emailed application was ever opened you can check with MailTrack. The chrome browser extension works with Gmail to let you know if your email was opened and how many times it was. Giving you the tools to land your next job.

If you want to send a resume to a company but they have no job openings advertised, you can use the tools Contact Out or Discoverly to find the contact information of a specific person, such as the person in charge of recruitment.

Contributors to this news report include: Marsha Lewis, Producer; Roque Correa, Videographer and Editor.