Today’s savvy job seeker knows that technology can be a strong ally in the quest for a new position.
Pew Internet reports that among Americans who have looked for work in the last two years, 79% utilized online resources in their most recent job search. Thirty-four percent say these online resources were the most important tool available to them.
Here are five easy-to-install Chrome extensions that will save you time and energy as you search for your next opportunity.
(1) JobHero Sidekick lets you quickly save & track any job opportunity with just one click. You can quick save the job and check it out later, track your application progress, or remind yourself to follow up. Sidekick’s helpful dashboard lets you organize, set reminders, and stay organized in your job search.
(2) KickResume helps job seekers create outstanding resumes and cover letters in minutes. This easy-to-use tool offers basic resume templates for free with unlimited resume downloads. Trusted by 300,000 job seekers, KickResume is a great way to refresh and modernize an outdated resume.
(3) Keeper is for all those career site logins you’re bound to forget. Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault allows you to use the product absolutely free on a single device, with no syncing to the cloud. While local password storage on a single device and email support is free, there is a paid option that would allow users to access passwords on multiple devices.
(4) MixMax is a must-have add-on for any Gmail enthusiast. This email enhancement extension boasts features like unlimited email tracking and instant scheduling. MixMax helps simplify email and has a lot of neat shortcuts (like auto subject) that make sending emails a joy.
The “send later” feature allows users to schedule emails to be sent several hours or days in the future, which works perfectly when you’re up at 1:00 am composing a follow up email to a recruiter, but don’t want the timestamp to reflect the lateness of the hour.
(5) WiseStamp enables you to share your social profiles and promote information you care about in every email you send. Easy setup & configuration interface, personally designed signatures and automatic signature insertion are its key features. Wisestamp also allows syncing between computers for ease of use. Leave your mark with a uniquely customized signature.
With innovative technology in the form of Chrome Extensions, optimizing your search becomes a cinch.