Free online tools and tips to make your job search easier

ORLANDO, Fla. — There are more than 5.7 million people looking for work right now. Between the long hours spent browsing job sites, customizing cover letters, and updating your resume, job hunting can feel like a full-time job. And trying to navigate the over 11 million job postings can make it even more overwhelming. But there are free online tools that can make finding a job easier.

On average, each corporate job posting attracts 250 resumes. Among these candidates, four to six will be called for an interview and only one will get the job! This is why it is essential to apply for more than one. But filling out applications and updating cover letters can be overwhelming.

Text Blaze can save you time by storing pre-recorded messages and phrasings that you can use and customize for each application. Microsoft Editor is a browser extension that scans your documents and highlights errors.

About 77% of hiring managers said in a Career Builder survey that typos on a resume were an instant deal breaker. And if you’ve ever wondered if your emailed app has ever been opened, you can check with MailTrack. The chrome browser extension works with Gmail to let you know if your email has been opened and how many times it has been opened. Give you the tools to land your next job.

If you want to send a CV to a company but no job offers are advertised, you can use the Contact Out or Discoverly tools to find contact details for a specific person, such as the person in charge of recruitment.

Melvin G. Rodriguez