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5 New Tools to Snag the Job of Your Dreams

Saikat Basu 24-02-2015

The online world is choc-a-bloc with career angst and advice. The web is where you go to when searching for a new job or reinventing a new career Want To Switch Jobs? 5 Tools That Help You Reinvent A New Career Finding the right career is easier with online tools and career counselors. But to truly understand your dream job, you need to dive deeper and decide for yourself if that job fits you. Read More . You are not alone. Everyone is still trying to figure out how to play the career game. But thankfully, the days of going through day-old classifieds and inking with red are gone. A clutch of fresh new digital services are changing the way we go about our job hunt. Even LinkedIn sounds behind the times.


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Prepare with Expert Interviews and Hone It

Pre-Interview with Honeit

A job interview 10 Best LinkedIn Influencers To Follow For Job Search and Interview Advice Getting a job isn't easy in these tough times. The right advice can make it easy, such as how to answer a tough interview question. Let LinkedIn's experts help you out. Read More is the final step which could get you through the door. But in a crowded market of job-seeking doppelgangers, you are left searching for that edge of an “X factor”. One of the best ways to shake off those interview nerves is to take a pre-interview. An unofficial pre-interview can calm your anxiety and give you an insights into your preparedness.

A Honeit Pre-Interview matches you with experts from your industry. Honeit interview experts make you go through realistic interviews, and also provide feedback and career advice. Mentioning the highpoints from a Honeit pre-interview on your resume indicates a willingness to stand apart from the crowd. If you have industry experience, join the site as an interview expert.

Ask the Right Career Questions at CareerDean

Career Questions at CareerDean


Going into a new job can be difficult for any young professional. Standing at the crossroads even more so. That’s when you should start asking questions and point yourself in the right direction.

On CareerDean software engineers can learn and share career advice. The beta Q&A community is trying to fit into a space that is occupied by the likes of Reddit and Quora. But as a site for aspiring and experienced tech workers, real-life tips to questions like “How can I get programming experience while in college?” are always constructive for someone who is battling his career demons.

Be Discreet with Poachable [Broken URL Removed]

Hush. We aren’t telling if you end up using this web app. Poachable is all about anonymous job searching. It is designed to be the magic solution to an age old problem. How does one hide a job search from the boss, the present company, and industry which can be so close knit?

Poachable is a “Tinder-like” tool for job seekers. It works just like the dating app — matching you with the right kind of employer. Give it all the details…like the kind of job you are interested in. Poachable searches the web and its own database for job opportunities that match your profile and suggests what it thinks could be a good match. If you say “Maybe” to any of the matches, the service contacts those employers on your behalf without revealing your identity. Just information like experience, current seniority, types of previous employers are shared. Your complete profile is disclosed only if you give permission with a “Reveal”.

Go for Short Gigs with Jobbatical

Short Gigs with Jobbatical

Everyone dreams of escaping the cubicle Stuck In A Job You Hate? Escape From The Cubicles & Figure Out The Best Job For Yourself Millions of workers pursue career changes every year. It’s not a foreign concept by any means. What’s scary about making a career change, then, is the fear that you may end up replacing your old,... Read More once in a while. If only to rekindle the flagging enthusiasm. So, why not try a professional career break. Who knows, it might lead to a new opportunity or at the very least give you a new perspective.

Jobbatical is a mashup of “job” and “sabbatical”. But the unique site is not about a complete break from work. It is about taking a professional break from what you are working on now, but using your skills to work on a new (smaller) project in a new environment. The site connects you to opportunities for 3-12 month professional internships How To Find The Right Internship For You (And Avoid Being Scammed!) Read More  with employers seeking to hire for short stints. As the site says — You will have a broader horizon. A possibility to see the world and experience hands-on working in a new team in a different culture.

Find What You Need to Learn with FillSkills

Learn with Fillskills

If you are in software development, then you have to behave like software and continuously upgrade your skill sets. With each new skill brings fresh career opportunities.

FillSkills matches your skills against in-demand skills in the software job market to show which ones are missing. Define your skills and goals. Find the skills you need to raise your professional profile a notch. Start working to learn those skills.  The site also recommends courses you can take. The site is still new and there are a few quirks to work out, but it’s a quick way to connect your skills gap to the courses you can take online Get Tech Skills You Need At These Top 7 Online Course Sites It's not only about learning programming languages, but also the little unnoticed tech skills that could take you further in your career. Iterate to the next version of you. Class is in session. Read More .

The number of tools and services catering to the white collar worker show that there’s room for one more. Which are your favorite job hunting sites and apps? Which among the above five looks the most useful?

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  1. Gerry
    February 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    I'd be very excited about CareerDean and FillSkills if they weren't devoted entirely to software engineering. I wish the general engineering community would develop sites like these.

    • Saikat
      February 25, 2015 at 3:57 am

      That's actually a good idea Gerry. Probably, as these sites are developed by techies, they focus on their own scene first.Software Dev is the hot sector. With traction, I hope they branch out to other areas as well.

  2. pete
    February 24, 2015 at 10:12 am

    thanks for sharing this information

    • Saikat
      February 24, 2015 at 10:22 am

      You are welcome. Feel free to send in your recommendations for the best new sites you come across.