The best web-based tools to help you land that perfect new job.

So you have decided it’s time to get a new job? We had a whip around the office asking our Sprouters what they think are the best web-based tools to help you land that perfect new job.


Let’s start with your spelling and grammar. Let’s face it we want our cover letter and CV to be typo free, correct and make sense. Step forward Grammarly.

Grammarly is an online proofreading tool that checks the text for grammar, punctuation, and style, and features a contextual spelling checker and plagiarism detector. Within minutes, it gives you a list of all the errors in your CV and covering letter saving you time and looking like a right blonker. These errors might be silly grammar mistakes like using “this” instead of “these” or forgetting to add punctuation marks where needed.

The best thing about Grammarly is that it offers both free as well as premium plans. If you don’t want to pay for the service, then you can sign up for the free plan, download the browser extension (available for Chrome, Mozilla, and Safari) and correct all your grammatical errors.

Have you ever gone to apply for a new job uploaded your CV and then bang “ Sorry your Document is too Big”? 

Well, no need to worry anymore. The guys at have your back. The only thing we wished for is we found this helpful web tool years ago. 

With a simple drag and drop functionality, Smallpdf’s PDF Compressor reduces the size of your PDFs quickly and for free. It can be useful to compress multiple documents, merge several documents together or extract graphs and images from PDF files. I forgot to mention it can also convert PDF’s into Word Docs. BOOM!

Head over to to see all the tools that can help you get that perfect new job.

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Maybe you’re a skilled designer or architect and you need to showcase your portfolio to a potential employer. Our file upload is limited to 2GB, obviously this in not enough space to send your entire portfolio. 

We recommend using WeTransfer it’s an online file-transferring platform. There is no charge, no stress no hassle just simple file upload and transfer. Email Notifications are sent immediately and land in your recruiter’s Inbox every time.

That’s it folks we hope you find these tools useful and helpful feel free to contact us for any additional tools you think we might have missed. Why not take a look at our latest job roles or upload your own job listing for free.