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Recruiter Top 10: Tech Tools to Help You Boost Your Personal Brand on the Job Hunt

Recruiter Top 10: Tech Tools to Help You Boost Your Personal Brand on the Job Hunt
From Recruiter - February 10, 2017

1. StandardResume.co

Theres nothing wrong with putting a lot of work into your resumes design, especially if you work in a creative field. However, some of us just want something simple and clean that puts the focus on the content, not the form. Standard Resume is the best place to turn if that is the kind of resume youre looking for.

Standard Resume is a free resume builder that produces a clear, crisp document that works everywhere. It can pass through an ATS, be shared via email, and even be skimmed by an on-the-go recruiter using a mobile phone.

No frills. Just a good resume.

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2. UpToWork

Looking for something a little less spartan in the resume department? Try UpToWorks resume builder, which offers a wider range of templates, expert advice, and a tracking function that helps you keep tabs on how many people are reading and downloading your resume. You can also publish your resume online directly through UpToWork, giving you a custom URL you can share with recruiters and employers.

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3. Jobscan

Once youve made yourself a nice resume with Standard Resume or UpToWork, optimize it with Jobscan.

Jobscan allows you to compare your resume with the description of the job to which you are applying. The platform then rates how well your resume matches the description and suggests ways to improve your score by adding certain keywords, following certain resume conventions associated with successful resumes sent to similar roles, and making sure your demonstrated skills reflect the requirements of the role. Youll never have to worry about being unfairly filtered out of the running by an applicant tracking system again.

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4. Grammarly

Before you send your sparkling new resume out to any potential employers, run it through Grammarly.

Grammarly is no simple spell-checker. In addition to spelling mistakes, it will also catch things like improper verb tenses, extraneous words, diction mistakes, and more. The app also features context-optimized synonym suggestions, which can help you punch up your language without breaking a sweat.

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5. MindSumo

If youre a college student, you might not even be ready for a nicely formatted, keyword-packed, error-free resume just yet, simply because you dont have enough experience to populate such a document.

Enter MindSumo, which connects college students with Fortune 500 companies through one-off projects. Companies post challenges, and students submit their solutions for a chance to earn some money and build some much-needed experience. Not only does MindSumo give college students the opportunity to flesh out their resumes with real-world work experience, but it also offers a direct connection to some of the biggest companies in the world. What better way to catch your dream employers eye than by helping them solve a problem right off the bat?

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6. One Mob

Resumes are great for showing off your skills and abilities but your personality? Not so much.

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