PRODUCT REVIEW

Job Hunt Express: A Helpful App for Catching the Employment Train

Even in the best of times, job hunting is a taxing task, but in these economic conditions, it can be a crushing experience. Fruitless replies to job notices, dead-end interviews and inhuman human resource departments can grind a job seekers’ resolve to dust.

One way to beat the no-job blues is to purge the word “unemployed” from your vocabulary. You’re not unemployed. You’ve got a new full-time job. That job is finding a new job.

Moreover, that full-time job is a sales job. So what could be better than applying to your employment search sales force automation techniques that have been proven to work?

That’s the thinking behind the Microsoft Windows application Job Hunt Express (US$29.95), introduced this summer by JRBM Software, of Cumberland, R.I.

Turn Ordeal Into Opportunity

“Everything is different now,” according to JRBM cofounder J.R. Rodrigues.

“In the past nine months, the job hunt has become an unfamiliar and overwhelming ordeal for the typical candidate,” he continued. “It is no longer enough to send out a few resumes and wait for a call back. Instead, it has morphed into a high-volume strategy and numbers game in which job seekers must apply to many more open positions, follow up more frequently with recruiters and hiring managers, and network with more business and social contacts than ever before.

“To complicate matters further,” he added, “job hunters must seek out and follow through with widely scattered online job postings, newspaper job listings, recruiters, friends/colleagues, job fairs, and other networking events.”

Job Hunt Express is designed to improve the quantity and quality of a job seeker’s efforts. It furnishes you with a central place to store job search information. Then it allows you to organize that information so your job ferreting efforts can be pursued strategically, effectively and consistently.

Three-Pane Approach

The software’s interface is built around three window panes.

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