10 Must Have Tech Tools for Freelance Recruiters

The average person changes jobs ten to fifteen times during his or her career. Popular reasons for moving jobs include higher pay, more interesting work or career advancement.

When moving from company to company as a Recruiter, it is essential to maintain your own tech stack, your go-to apps to get the job done.

A well-configured tech stack will carry you through temporary breaks and transitional periods while ensuring you are able to ramp up quickly in a new contract or permanent role.

Check out these 10 must-have apps for freelance recruiters.

1. Evernote

Purpose: Evernote helps you take great notes, capture ideas, and prioritize projects so nothing falls through the cracks.

Perfect for: Notes from phone screenings, kickoff meetings, hiring manager syncs and sourcing strategies.

Pricing: Free for basic.

2. TextExpander

Purpose: TextExpander is a productivity multiplier which helps you communicate with speed and accuracy.

Perfect for: Quickly inserting “snippets” of text – email addresses, signatures, kickoff meeting templates, interview questions and candidate responses.

Pricing: Free to try.

3. Grammarly

Purpose: Grammarly is an online grammar checking, spell checking, and plagiarism detection platform.

Perfect for: Checking grammar and spelling in emails and offer letters.

Pricing: Free.

4. Calendly

Purpose: Calendly provides automated scheduling for you and everyone you meet.

Perfect for: Scheduling phone screenings, hiring manager check ins, interview pre-briefs & debriefs.

Pricing: Free for basic.

5. Wunderlist

Purpose: Wunderlist is a cloud-based task management application.

Perfect for: Keeping track of those pesky to dos that never seem to end – candidate call backs, hiring manager follow ups, team deliverables, and project reminders.

Pricing: Free.

6. Loom

Purpose: Loom is a new kind of work communication tool that helps you get your message across through instantly shareable videos.

Perfect for: Hiring manager updates, training new teammates, creative candidate outreach, keeping in touch with your team.

Pricing: Free.

7. ZenSourcer

Purpose: ZenSourcer is your source of truth for every candidate relationship. Track each touchpoint and drive better decisions with predictive analytics.

Perfect for: Candidate outreach, automated follow ups, A/B testing, email analytics and email finding.

Pricing: Free to try.

8. Zoom

Purpose: Zoom is video conferencing with real-time messaging and content sharing.

Perfect for: Video calls with hiring managers, hosting webinars & trainings, facilitating face-to-face client meetings on the go.

Pricing: Free for basic.


Purpose: IFTTT is the free way to get all your apps and devices talking to each other.

Perfect for: Following relevant hashtags on social media, recording missed calls, tracking work hours. For seven amazing applets to get you started, check out this post.

Pricing: Free.

10. Google Voice

Purpose: Google Voice allows you to stay in touch from any screen. Use your free number to text, call, and check voicemail — all from one app.

Perfect for: Keeping in touch with candidates and colleagues as you move from project to project.

Pricing: Free.

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