To help you stay up-to-date, here are seven tech tools you’ll need to be familiar with.
If you need a more productive way to schedule meetings and calls, Calendly could be your answer. It can drastically cut down on the amount of time spent scheduling things.
This is how it works: you choose blocks of time when you’re available and mark them on your Calendly calendar. Then you give people your Calendly link, they book one of your predetermined blocks of time.
And it’s not dependant on the form of the meeting. You can include whatever you want in your Calendly account — a link to a video call, your phone number, or instructions to have the person leave their phone number for you to call.
It’s almost a completely passive way to schedule your days.
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
If you’re looking to improve your networking game, look no further than LinkedIn Sales Navigator. It’s an account type that’s a goldmine for connecting with others in your industry. With it, you can find specific people, add them to your list, and then contact them directly.
Sales Navigator has a lot of cool features, but the one I want to highlight is the Advanced Search. This tool helps you find hundreds of people that fit certain criteria, and you can do this in just a matter of minutes. This is all thanks to the filters available to you.
The Advanced Search features include:
- Job title and function
- Your products and services
- And much more…
Once you find people you want to connect with, you can add them to an organized lead list. This makes it easier to keep track of who you want to contact and who you’ve already contacted.
To get in touch with people, you can use LinkedIn InMail message or email. The former is limited to 300 characters per message and just 20 InMails per month. On the other hand, email has no limitations.
So you can simply use a LinkedIn email finder to located and export the email addresses of the people on your list.
Speaking of email, MailerLite is one of the easiest email marketing platforms out there. It’s free to sign up, and a free account gives you up to 1,000 subscribers and 12,000 emails a month.
Creating an email campaign is very easy, thanks to their drag-and-drop editor. And the backend platform is as simple as they could make it, clearly showing your list metrics, how to create an automation chain, and view your subscribers. Having an email service that makes things easier helps you better add value to people’s lives. And that what every young professional should be seeking to do.
Freedom is a service that lets you block and track specific apps and websites. It’s on this list because young professionals today are more connected to their technology than ever before. And taking control of technology, rather than it controlling us, it paramount to success.
With this service, you can be less distracted, more productive, and probably happier. Think about it: if you limit or forbid yourself from visit certain sites, you’ll be on your gadget less and be more focused on work.
Freedom is available for Mac, Windows, Android, iOS, and Chrome. Currently, over 1 million people use it.
Speaking of managing your internet use, Hootsuite is a tool that helps you keep tabs on all of your social media profiles in one place. So instead of switching between Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, you can see them all on one page.
You can post content, reply to comments and messages, and even schedule posts. This means you waste less time on social media and use it more productively.
Slack has made communicating easier than ever. It’s perfect for professionals who work remotely as well as in-office employees. And you can use it within company teams or across company lines.
You’re able to separate teams into their respective channels, keeping conversations organized and on topic. And it’s easy to share articles, documents, and even private messages.
Trello is like Slack in that it’s geared toward teams, but Trello is for assigning and completing tasks and projects. There are features like boards, to-do lists, and cards that help your team stay on task.
It helps everyone know who’s supposed to be doing what. However, you can use this as a solo professional to make sure you get all your work done.