In addition to dozens of job boards providing an easy way for you to instantly apply for a job online, now mobile and tablet apps can help keep you connected to your job hunt, even on the go. Here are some of the best.
1. Indeed.com’s Job Search
If you’re on the go and want to browse job listings, this app lets you view all the jobs you’d find on Indeed’s website, in a handy mobile format. And you’re not limited to just US jobs: you can also search jobs in Canada, UK, Ireland, India, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia, if you’re interested in working abroad. You can save jobs or email them to yourself.
In addition to letting you search jobs, JobMo also lets you compare salaries and trends for the job you want in your city. You can search for a job in a geographic region, and get involved in the forum to ask questions of other job seekers.
If the job hunt is taking longer than you’d like, download Gigwalk and find part-time and freelance work you can do to make money in the meantime. Join private groups to get access to even more gigs without having to apply. Projects include tasks like:
- taking photos of store displays
- testing mobile apps
- delivery services
- mystery shopping
The app is free and available for all Apple products.
To balance out the job hunting apps, try Lunchmeet. It uses your LinkedIn account and contacts to help you find people you can network with in your area. Set up a time slot when you’re available to meet up over coffee, and others can set up a get together. It’s a great way to meet people at companies you want to work at, as well as find mentors who are willing to give you a little free career advice.
The app is free and available for Apple products.
5. Monster Job Search
If you use Monster to hunt for a job, you can tie in your account through the mobile app. You can get instant notifications of new jobs that fit your search parameters, and search for jobs in your geographic area. The app’s available in 19 languages, in case you speak more than one!
6. Interview Prep Questions
If you have an upcoming interview and are nervous about the questions you’ll be asked, this is a great app to do a trial run with. The app has some of the most commonly used interview questions, and you can flip through them flashcard-style. Give your best answer and practice what you’ll say, and you will rock that interview.
7. Job Juice Social Media Search
This app leverages social media to help you build your online network with recruiters and hiring managers. It provides tips for building those relationships without overstepping your bounds, and helps you learn to beef up your online profile.
The app is $14.99, and available for iPhones, iPods, and iPads.
8. Pocket Resume
If you don’t have time to sit down at a computer and create your resume, this app will help you update your resume from your phone. It uses pre-created templates and layouts to help you design a professional-looking resume in minimum time.