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  • Writer's pictureSarah Seavey

8 of the Best Free Career Tools

The more effectively you tailor your resume for a specific job, the better your chances are. Generic resumes are unlikely to do well in an applicant tracking system (also known as an ATS). Using Jobscan, you can easily optimize your resume against any job description and make yourself a top candidate. You can also check out Jobscan's Learning Center for resume, cover letter, LinkedIn resources, and more!

LinkedIn is the world's largest professional network with 706+ million users in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. One of my favorite aspects of LinkedIn is the people directories. You can find a 'People' tab on the left-hand side (example). By clicking 'People,' you can access a self-reported directory of current and previous employees.

Glassdoor includes a job board and salary estimates, company reviews, and interview reviews from previous employees. Think of it as Yelp for job searching - common interview questions, the CEO’s approval rating, employee satisfaction with benefits, and more.

The Muse has a little of everything - career advice blog, job search site, full company profiles that show each company’s unique culture and interviews with current employees, and other information you can use to decide if the company is right for you.

Use these email and message templates provided by Prepped for coffee chat requests, interview practice, resume feedback, introduction request, LinkedIn requests, and post-interview thank-you notes.

Unsure what you want to do or what is required for a certain job/occupation? Browse categories of occupations by fast-growing, highest paying, or by career cluster. Discover career information on the duties, education, training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations. is the official Federal Government Employment Site. The site includes building a federal resume, exploring federal career paths, and free virtual career advice events.

Not sure how to connect your skills to a future career? Identify your skills and receive personalized career and educational recommendations.

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