Came across this review on an organisational tool for job hunting and have just tried it out. I must admit that it is pretty swift and on first impressions think that this is a very good approach regarding the graduate job process and one that can help graduates doing multiple applications.
As graduates, you probably do a lot of graduate and internship job applications. And so far, the best way forward was to have an excel spreadsheet and keep all the details in that sheet. Or make notes of different jobs and dates in a diary.
Now Huntsy brings an organisational gem which costs nothing. Yes! A pleasant surprise, Huntsy is free to use.
One of the things that I appreciate the most in new web applications and services is an easy sign-up. Huntsy offers sign up via social logins such as Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn.
Once logged-in, you get a simple and effective user interface. It does what you need it to do – organise your job hunt. You can simply add a job URL or enter the job manually and it will organise it in a table-like format with more information available when you click on it.
This is exceptionally helpful in graduate job applications because of the sheer number of applications graduates do and when keeping track of them becomes chaotic.
Another top feature of Huntsy is uploading documents and email templates. It’s a lot better to keep your cover letter and CV right at the heart of your graduate job hunt process. Plus, it means you have a CV saved on the cloud, which is useful as it offers a backup to your laptop and usb storage.
Huntsy has the option of adding a bookmarklet or extension for the Google Chrome browser which means you will be able to keep track of new graduate job applications with one click.
Thoughts on Huntsy
Huntsy is a brilliant organisational tool. They market themselves as a job hunting tool which potentially will have a big market with students and graduates.
It is simple and easy to use. It does what it says on the tin. It allows you to get notified when deadlines are approaching and keeps your documents at the heart of your graduate job application process.
Ever keen to keep on top of bugs and the like, Huntsy have a contact email address, email@example.com for suggestions and they do monitor this address and take note of your comments. I haven’t found an Android or Iphone app as yet, but that could be coming to Huntsy in the very near future.
Personally I would recommend that you head over to Huntsy and give it a go yourself.
It is good and I hope it keeps developing to suit the graduate and student market with a bit more functionality, but even as it is, it is very good.