Free tools to help you land your next job!

Want help writ­ing your ré­sumé, find­ing job open­ings and prac­tic­ing your in­ter­view? You can have it all—free! Here are the no-cost tools that can help you nab your dream job!

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● 1 Snag free ré­sumé help!

Been putting off writ­ing your ré­sumé be­cause you don’t know where to start? If you have Mi­crosoft Word 365 or your li­brary has it on their com­put­ers, you can get free step-by-step as­sis­tance with the new pro­gram Ré­sumé As­sis­tant, which gives you tem­plates to fol­low and shows you real job de­scrip­tions from users to in­spire you! To launch it, open Word, click “Review” in the top menu, then “Ré­sumé As­sis­tant.” Other op­tions: Get free ré­sumé tem­plates in any ver­sion of Mi­crosoft Word (Tem­plates. Of­ Re­sume­sand-cover-let­ters) or Google Docs ( tem­plates).

● 2 Get free ré­sumé feed­back!

Want to get a pro­fes­sional opin­ion of your ré­sumé? You can get it at no cost! Sim­ply reg­is­ter for a free ac­count at the job search web­site Glass­, then up­load your ré­sumé at Glass­ pro­file/up­load­resume_in­put. htm and se­lect “yes” to re­ceive a free eval­u­a­tion. Within a few days, you’ll get feed­back on the con­tent, style and key­words!

● 3 Sign up for free job alerts!

If you’re tired of con­tin­u­ally vis­it­ing job web­sites and scrolling through post­ings to find open­ings that suit you, there’s an eas­ier way: Sign up for free e-mail alerts— and new job post­ings that fit your cri­te­ria will be sent straight to your in­box! You can start get­ting e-mail alerts to­day from In­deed (In­ and (do a search for a po­si­tion, then click the “Cre­ate search alert” but­ton lo­cated at the top of the re­sults).

● 4 Get free in­ter­view prac­tice!

Mak­ing the best first im­pres­sion at a job in­ter­view takes prac­tice— and you can get as much prac­tice as you want with free mock in­ter­views at My­in­ter­viewsim­u­la­! The site asks more than 100 com­mon in­ter­view ques­tions and ex­plains what re­cruiters like to hear. Also smart: Visit Glass­ In­ter­view/ in­dex.htm, type in a job po­si­tion or com­pany name and you’ll get a list of ques­tions asked in ac­tual in­ter­views!

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