HuntHelper Guides

Getting Started with HuntHelper


Find a job and manage your career

HuntHelper was designed for two purposes.

  1. When you are looking for a job, HuntHelper organizes your job hunt and helps you stay on track, bring friends in to help, and keep track of your progress. HuntHelper can help you keep your resume up to date and has tools to customize resumes or cover letters for specific jobs, taking on some of the tedious work when applying for multiple jobs.
  2. Once you have a job, HuntHelper helps you keep track of your career achievements and build your network, so you can be ready when you are looking for a job or promotion in the future. It can also streamline your performance reviews and help set goals for personal career growth.

HuntHelper is a career management system designed to work in small steps over a long period of time. Spending as little as 15 minutes a week on your career can lead to big changes down the line. If you follow the HuntHelper method, your career and network will improve little by little, and you'll start turning success into a habit.

Creating a HuntHelper account

Create a HuntHelper account (a.k.a. "Hunter") by sending an email to getstarted@hunthelper.com. When you send the email (it doesn't matter what you put for the subject and body of the email) you will get an email back. That's it! Your HuntHelper account will be linked to the email address you sent the getstarted email from. See the Hunter guide for more info on your HuntHelper account.

Getting started with achievements

Save a career achievement by sending an email to achievement@hunthelper.com. Put a one-line summary of the achievement in the email subject (something you would write on your resume, e.g. "Improved widget flange efficiency by 25%") If you want to add more details, add them to the the body of the email. You could include the problems you overcame and what the results were. If you worked with other people, list them as well.

When you send the email, you'll get an email back with a list of your recently saved achievements.

Getting started with networking

Networking is one of the most important features of HuntHelper, and we have some recommendations for the types of people you probably want to have in your network. The most important people in your network will be your inner circle - the people closest to you who will help you with the different stages of your career growth. We recommend adding a close friend or family member who is willing to help you as your first network contact. Add a teammate by sending an email to your new teammate and add teammate@hunthelper.com in either the CC or BCC field of the email. Write whatever you would normally write to them in an email. Check out the Networking guide for more details.

Start a job hunt

Keep track of jobs you're interested in by sending the web address of a job listing in an email to job@hunthelper.com. Type the job title and company into the email subject. The body of the email can just be the web address of the job listing. You'll receive an email back with a list of the jobs you've saved and next actions for each.

Preparing for interviews with a Skill Chart

Skill charts help you prepare for interviews by linking your skills to your career achievements and network contacts. When you create a skill chart you can see how the skills listed on a job listing match up with your achievements, giving you a great starting point for preparing for an interview. You can also see which of your network contacts will be good references to give while interviewing. Check out the Skill Chart guide for more details.

Reminders

When you send an achievement, networking, or job hunt email, HuntHelper automatically sets up a reminder for you to take further action. For achievements, the reminder is to add another achievement in the future. For networking, the reminder is to follow up with your contacts. And for a job hunt, the reminder is to follow up and stay active. HuntHelper will send other reminders as well, depending on your goals. If you want to grow your network, HuntHelper can send reminders to add new people to your network. For achievements, HuntHelper can remind you to add details and link them to jobs and skills. Read more in the Reminders guide.

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