6 tools which make job hunts easier for freshers

12th Jun 2016
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After graduation, finding an off-campus job could be a daunting task. Being a fresher with no formal experience, it is difficult to put your resume together and land the ideal job which will serve as a launch-pad for your career. Those who have tested the waters in search of a job will agree that job hunting has now become a very complex task. However, the many online tools available now could make things easier for you. Just a click and you have all information at your disposal.

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So here is a roundup of some of the best online tools that will help fresh graduates hunt for that elusive dream job.

  1. com – Job search website

A real monster serving employers and employees since 1994, the website is popular for job listings. Monster.com has one of the largest job databases available with over a million job postings and 150 million resumes at any given point. It also offers career advice and other tools to drive its users towards their dream job. If you are hunting for a job, this is probably the best place to start. It links to your LinkedIn account, premium resume agents and the BeKnown Facebook app. This platform is also available on mobile devices, both on Android and iOS, and provides regular updates and filters the most suitable jobs for you.

  1. Craigslist – Classified ad service

Craigslist is an online network of classified ads. It has several sections devoted to jobs, items for sale, items wanted and others. If you are looking for work in your own locality, Craigslist would be of help. This site works well for employers seeking employees (and vice versa) in the same geographic locations.

  1. Indeed – Job search engine

Indeed, a job search engine, displays job listings in a Google search-listing-style and is very easy to understand and operate. It is a meta-search website, which means it runs through a number of job listing sites and displays results according to your keyword. You can't post resumes and expect job offers here. But if you know what you are looking for you can find the most accurate job offers from top companies aggregated at one place for you. Your search can also be highly specified through different options available based on companies, salary, job location and job type.

  1. JobCompass – Geographical job locator

This is a unique website which searches millions of jobs according to your desired location and marks them on the map. It offers services in over 55+ countries. You can access it through the website or iOS app only. Applicants can determine the geographical proximity of a potential employer and apply for a job of their choice.

  1. SlashCV – Resume creator

The trick to increasing the chances of getting a job is by making the best first impression. A well-built resume is one of the pre-requisites for getting a job. But, writing a CV could be very annoying. The internet is filled with applications and tools that help in creating your resume but SlashCV stands out from its counterparts. It’s a new service but brilliant in terms of user interface and ease of operation. Your privacy is their first concern. So you don’t need to worry about your personal data.

  1. Glassdoor – Multi-feature search website

Glassdoor is not just a search website. It also holds the largest database of companies with over 8 million company reviews. Search for any company and know where it stands in the global marketplace. Right from average salary to work benefits and job environment, the site offers every detail about the company you are looking for. All the information is shared by those who know their company best--the employees.

Use these tools to find your dream job soon. A huge shout out to the advancements in internet technology that has narrowed the gap between employers and employees. Got questions or suggestions? Let us know in the comments below.

(Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of YourStory)

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