Want a better job? Who doesn’t? There are plenty of reasons why people look: More money. A better title. Shorter commutes. But job hunting can be a stressful and time-consuming process. These 10 smartphone apps will make your job search process more optimized, easier and even fun. The grass is always greener on the other side, right?
Here are some great job hunting apps for your smartphone that will help you find the job of your dreams.
01) Monster.com Job Search
Monster is one of the most popular job websites in the world and offers job listings in over 40 countries. The Monster app, awkwardly titled “Monster.com Job Search” is compatible with all major mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, Windows, and Blackberry. The app also has a job alerts feature. Just enter in criteria for your dream job and Monster will alert you when that job gets posted.
Download: Monster (iOS) • Monster (Android) • Monster (Blackberry) • Monster (Windows)
Don’t want to limit your job search to just one service? GetHired is a Windows Phone app that searches 8 different job search engines (Indeed, CareerJet, JuJu, LinkUp, SimplyHired, CareerBuilder, JobServe and USAJobs.gov) from 60+ countries in one consolidated view. Unfortunately, this app is Windows only and NOT available for iOS, Android or Blackberry.
Download: GetHired (Windows)
Available in 26 languages, the Indeed app enables you to explore millions of job postings in 50+ countries from both company websites and job boards. Indeed also lets you post your resume to help employers find you.
Download: Indeed (iOS) • Indeed (Android)
In addition to being a great business networking tool, LinkedIn has a job listings section that connects with the resume information in your profile. It makes everything from applying to researching companies much easier.
Download: LinkedIn (iOS) • LinkedIn (Android) • LinkedIn (Blackberry) • LinkedIn (Windows)
Evernote is very popular with researchers and journalists, but it can be a fantastic tool for anyone searching for a job. It is designed to record, categorize and organize everything from audio recordings and photos to text notes and online clippings. Evernote can also be very helpful when preparing interview notes and organizing follow up contact information.
Download: Evernote (iOS) • Evernote (Android) • Evernote (Blackberry)
06) Linkup Job Search Engine
Not every company will post their job vacancies on public job boards. And manually searching individual corporate websites can be a long and tedious process. But LinkUp (@linkup) finds these hidden job listings, adds them to their database and makes them easily searchable by category, company, keyword, and location. You can also apply to Linkup’s job openings right from your phone via the app.
Download: Linkup (iOS) • Linkup (Android)
07) Pocket Resume: Resume Builder
Your resume is a critical part of the job-hunting process. The “Resume Builder” app by Mani Ghasemlou helps you create an impressive professional looking resume right from your smartphone. The app will even export your new resume to PDF or Word. You can see sample designs at the Pocket Resume website.
Download: Resume Builder Pro (iOS) • Resume Builder (Android) • Pocket Resume (Blackberry)
Is the main focus of your job search location-related? JobCompass helps you search for nearby jobs using the GPS of your mobile phone. Get the shortest commute possible and work somewhere so close that you can go home for lunch and walk your dogs.
Download: JobCompass (iOS)
09) Simply Hired
Simply Hired is one of the most popular jobs search engines. According to their product description, what sets them apart from their competitors is their search technology, which has been perfected by years of Silicon Valley engineering. Other great features include job alerts, apply from app functionality and the ability to create a resume from your connected LinkedIn profile.
Download: Simply Hired (iOS) • Simply Hired (Android)
Craigslist can do more than help you sell your old stuff. It’s also one of the best job hunting sites on the Internet.
Download: Craigslist (iOS) • Craigslist (Android)
How Was Our List Of Job Hunting Apps?
There are plenty of more job hunting apps out there, but these are some of my favorites. If you have suggestions, then please tell us in the comments below. Thank you very much for reading my article. I hope you found it useful. And if you are searching for a job right now, I want to wish you good luck!
I need a new job. right now i’m mopping the floor of a sex shop. so gross.
Morna, great article! thank you.