In today's competitive job market, job seekers need all the help they can get when they set out on their search for employment. If you own a smartphone, you're already one step ahead. Having a smartphone with you at all times can help you respond quickly to employers who express interest in you, whether you respond via phone call or email. These ten job search apps will make your job hunt easier.
LinkedIn is not only a great way to stay connected with your colleagues, but will make your job searching process a lot less painful. You will have access to over thirty-five million members from over 140 different industries. You can easily connect with Executives from Fortune 500 companies, recruiters, and see if the company you want to work for is still hiring. Remember, sometimes its about who you know! You can download LinkedIn app from the App Store here.You can download LinkedIn from the Google Play Store here.
Over the last few years, Indeed has become the #1 job search engine. It's easy to use to use and offers a quick-search straight from the homepage. All you need to do is type in the words for the type of job you are looking for, the job title, or the employer's name in the box marked "what." The second step is to type in the marked box "where" for the location of the city or state of where you want the job to be located. Once you're done with the first two steps, just hit 'Find Jobs,’ and you're on your way to finding your dream job. You can download Indeed app from the App Store here.You can download Indeed app from the Google Play Store here.
Back in 2004, the founders of SimplyHired realized how stressful and challenging it was to find a job, they became inspired and created www.simpyhired.com, a job search engine for job seekers. The site has over five million jobs including thousands of job listings from newspapers, and jobs from bulletin boards, and companies. Just like Indeed.com, SimplyHired is a great place to start your job search. You can also filter results based on contract work, full-time, part-time and company size. You can download SimplyHired app from the App Store here. You can download SimplyHired app from the Google Play Store here.
If you're a journalist, you must stop by Mediabistro.com, a website that publishes job listings for journalists. Mediabistro has been around since 1993 and claims to have over 4 million users. The site connects professionals in journalism, publishing, and similar related industries. Not only can you find freelance, part-time, and full-time gig opportunities, but users can also take advantage of its educational courses, various events, and news blogs. Not really considered an app, but the service is so useful we had to mention it. It's accessible from your web browser.
Over the last few years Craigslist has become a new outlet for people who are looking for part-time or full-time work. Craigslist is a great play for job hunters as it offers plenty of job opportunities. New job lists are posted on a daily basis. At the same time, it can be difficult to find the right job, and Craigslist is known to have spam. Just make sure you know your way around and you’ll be good to go! You can download the Craigslist app from the App Store here.You can download Craigslist from the Google Play Store here.
Snagajob is a great source if you’re looking for hourly employment. Snagajob has over 19 million job seekers and gives job seekers access to positions for small and large companies including department stores, movie theatres and coffee shops. You can download the Snagajob app from the App Store here.
Careerbuilder.com combines local and national job listings in one place. You can use “Quick Search” or the “Advanced Search” option. The “Advanced Search” allows you to search several different cities at once. There is also a salary section where you can specify your range. The site offers “Job Alerts” and you can register to receive emails that fit your criteria. You can even enter your resume and job experience to generate a list of jobs. You can download the Careerbuilder app from the App Store here. You can download Careerbuilder from the Google Play Store here.
Monster.com, for iPhone and iPad, is a great way to get your resume out while you’re on the go. You can apply for new positions and keep track of jobs you applied to. The app requires monster.com login information, which will allow you to sync your information. Recent searches will be saved, along with all of your resumes. If you use monster.com, you will want this app. You can download the monster.com app from the App Store here. You can download monster.com app from the Google Play Store here.
Monster.com launched BeKnown, a professional networking application for Facebook. This app allows users to establish and manage a professional network. Job seekers can find jobs through their Facebook accounts, which will make it easier for employers and potential employers to connect. You will be able to view user profiles, exchange messages, and discover jobs posted by connections. You can download the BeKnown app from the App Store here.
10. Job Compass
Looking for jobs available in your area? Job Compass is an iPhone app that will help you job search while you’re on the go. The app will plot a map of jobs in relation to your current locations. When you tap the “search” bar you can set the search radius of 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles. Make sure to use keywords that best describe your field ex: administrative, writing, sales, etc. Results pages will list ten jobs, and you can cycle through each different page to view job search results. Finding a job with Job Compass is easy. You can download the Job Compass app from the App Store here.