Let these free job-search tools help you.

When it comes to job searching, we all can use a little help, and the best kind of help comes free. We asked some top folks in the job-search industry to explain how their company's products and services are helping job seekers improve their job search — free of charge!

Job-Search Tool #1: Underdog.io

"We run a talent platform called Underdog.io that is 100 percent free for candidates to sign up. If they are accepted onto the platform, their information is shared with some of the best technology companies in New York City and San Francisco."

Josh Goldstein, Co-Founder at Underdog.io

Job-Search Tool #2: Hired

"Unlike traditional online career-placement tools, Hired actually provides compensation figures upfront. This saves the candidate from wasting time interviewing for positions that do not meet salary expectations. Not only is it 100 percent free, they'll also offer you [a] bonus if you get the job."

Amanda Thomas, Sr. Director of Marketing at Liaison Technologies

Job-Search Tool #3: Recruit

"Recruit profiles provide comprehensive snapshots of candidates and employers, which are typically screened during a first interview, saving money and time on both party's ends. This universal platform provides opportunities for all: volunteers, interns, students, academic admission, part-time employees, and full-time employees."

Jeff Nussbaum, CEO & Founder, Recruit, Inc.

Job-Search Tool #4: TopResume

"TopResume is the world's largest resume-writing company. In addition to writing resumes, we offer a number of free job-search tools for job seekers, from resume samples and worksheets to personal branding checklists and resume reviews. Simply upload your resume and you'll receive objective feedback on your resume layout, its language, and how well your resume communicates your skills and expertise. You'll also get personalized recommendations on how to make your resume stronger. It couldn't be easier!"

Amanda Augustine, Career Advice Expert for TopResume

Job-Search Tool #5: Shapr

"Shapr is a completely free networking app that introduces you to nearby professionals who share your interests. The app is available for iOS and Android and is intended to spark meaningful conversations with other professionals in your field. Shapr is a perfect app for job hunters hoping to get the inside scoop on interesting companies and get their foot in the door while building their networks!"

Mandy Menaker, Head of Brand Development at Shapr

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Job-Search Tool #6: Virtual Vocations

"Virtual Vocations — the internet's number one telecommute-only job board — has solutions for budget-conscious job seekers interested in no-cost job-search resources. Registering for a Virtual Vocations account is free, plus we post free telecommuting job leads every week (labeled with an orange star on our job board) and highlight them on our blog."

Laura Spawn, CEO & Co-Founder of Virtual Vocations, Inc.

Hopefully, these job-search tools can lend you a (virtual) hand to speed up your job search. You have nothing to lose. After all, they're free!

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