The key is identifying the tools that suit your needs and maximizing their usefulness to assist you with your search. Problem is that choosing from an enormous list of applications, plugins, extensions, and websites with unfamiliar names can seem like a daunting task.
To make things easier, here are six tools that you might find helpful while on the job hunt.
1. Rapportive – Display the social media profiles of your contacts within Gmail.
Rapportive is a browser plugin that enables you to view the various social media profiles of a contact and see whether you are connected without leaving Gmail.
We’ve all experienced the tedious process of navigating back and forth between tabs to search a number of social networks for a single contact. This can be especially time-consuming when you’re actively networking and trying to connect with colleagues, friends, and prospective employers across a variety of platforms.
Rapportive does much of the work for you by searching for any profiles associated with a given email address and displaying them all in one place. You can even see profile pictures, submit a LinkedIn request, or read the person’s tweets all without leaving your email window. Rapportive even announced enhanced features earlier this month, as demonstrated in its video below.