8 incredibly useful tools each careers centre should know about

Posted by Harry Picken on 26-Jan-2016 09:00:00
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Always thinking of new ways to optimise your time or improve the service you provide to students and employers? Fear not! These tools are so functional you'll be left pondering how you used to manage your day. 

We're not saying bookmarking them will change your life, but you might as well give it a go.


1. Calendly

Always struggling with back-and-forth emails to schedule meetings with students? It's a daily issue. 

This site works with your calendar to populate a live, all-singing, all-dancing interface made to impress invitees with an elegant design and smooth experience. Graduate recruitment just got a whole lot easier.

Doodle is also pretty good.


2. 10 minute email

This website works by giving you an email address for just 10 minutes.

This allows you to register for a service, verify your email, then forget its existence forever.
Perfect for avoiding spam and checking out all the graduate recruitment services out there.


3. Momentum

This app for Google Chrome is a nice way to start your day. Not only does it fill your screen with a National Geographic 'esque' photo each time you open a new tab, it also greets you, manages your 'to do' list and provides a focus for the day.



4. Account Killer

This tool is certainly one to pass onto students who are looking to get hired. With just a few clicks you can learn how to rid of old accounts dotted around the internet in simple terms.


5. Search function on student blogs from The Careers Group

The search function on the right hand on this careers advice blog searches three comprehensive blogs to ensure you have the best information. What are you waiting for? Click to search and find the very best from Get Hired, Industry Insider and Career Options from The Careers Group.



6. Sidekick

This handy tool developed by the guys at HubSpot allows you to shed some insight on each of the many emails you send throughout the day, whether it's to students or employers.

Get live notifications when someone opens or clicks on your emails with this handy add-in. Know when and have access to this information instantly. You choose which emails are tracked.


7. Acronym Finder

Use this tool to in order to help you grasp the particularities of a search you might not be familiar with.


8. Owler

Want to keep track on the business activity of your clients or competitors? Owler allows you to create custom company lists and receive news about your chosen companies through email or their site.





There you have it! Eight tools that should hopefully make your day that little bit easier. If you work in a careers centre and know of any useful tools, let us know and we'll update this post.

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