There was a time that to find a job; you had first to buy a newspaper, turn to the classifieds and start circling what may or may not be right for you. I remember those days, not so fondly, I might add. However, times have changed. Now, we have Apps for that!
The Internet brought job postings online for everyone to search and find easily. If that wasn’t enough, the mobile revolution has now brought these very same tools into the palms of our hands with smartphones and even tablets. Today, you can quickly search for the perfect job from almost anywhere, and with just a few swipes, apply for your next big career move.
Today, let’s take a look at five must-have mobile apps for anyone that is out there pounding the payment looking for their next, or maybe even first, job.
Platforms: iOS, Android
It’s pretty common knowledge that you have a better chance of being hired the sooner you respond to a job posting.
LinkedIn Job Search can help you ensure you are one of the first. It always gives you the most recent job postings and offers many tools to help you easily apply with just a few taps of your finger in many cases.
Combine that with the power and professional social network of LinkedIn, and you have an app that can help you find a job in almost any field regardless of your experience.
Glassdoor is an exciting app, as it not only helps you find jobs that match your field and experience level, but also can give you insight into the company doing the hiring.
You can use the app to find jobs in your field and even apply to those jobs, but where it shines is the apps ability to track your results and the information about things such as pay rates in different areas and of course what employees think of the company you are considering applying.
In my mind, this makes for one of the complete experiences for job seekers as you have a one-stop shop for everything you need to know before you hit apply. Once you do, it can help you send off your résumé in no time.
ZipRecruiter takes job postings to a whole new level. Not only will allow you to upload your resume from Dropbox, Google Drive or even LinkedIn, but it will provide you with up to the minute notifications about jobs in your desired locations.
Now, when you see a job, you won’t have to wait to get home to apply. Instead, once you receive the notification of a new job posting, you can quickly submit your resume with just a few taps.
This app not only streamlines the process for you but allows you to be one of the first in line for consideration in whatever field you are seeking employment.
It’s hard to have a list of job sites without including Monster Job Search. While you often must sort through the fake ads and useless jobs posting on this site, there is no doubting that this site is one of the largest in the job-seeking a field.
You will quickly find hundreds of jobs in your area in just a few seconds, and by uploading your resume, you can soon apply to those jobs. If you want to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunities, this is a must-have app for your smartphone or tablet.
Just make sure you read each posting carefully, as you will run into fake job postings on this site.
Indeed Job Search is one of my personal favorites. Not only is it one of the most extensive databases out there, but it doesn’t have as many fake ads as some of the other more significant sites.
Like most, you can easily apply through the service, assuming you have taken the time to upload your resume to Indeed. On top of that, you can make your profile searchable, allowing companies to reach out to you.
When you think about it, getting hired is much easier if you have companies knocking on your door instead of the other way around.
Job seeking has come a long way with the digital revolution. Gone are the days of painstakingly going over classified ads in the newspaper. Instead, you can swipe up and down with your finger on your new smartphone and find the perfect job for you.
I wish I had these when I first started my career. These five apps are some of the best at what they do, and can quickly take you from the unemployed line to your next job.