Smartphones have become an important way for people to communicate, go online, and access and share information. A recent Pew Research Center report analyzed smartphone ownership and how these mobile devices have become a primary way for many users to search and apply for new job opportunities. Did you know, 43% of smartphone users have used their device to look up information about a job and 18% have submitted a job application from their phone?
Today’s ever-challenging job market requires many job seekers to have constant access, both at home and on the go. Job seekers must be on the hunt for new opportunities 24/7 to maintain a competitive advantage over other job seekers. Don't just connect, be efficient in your search. Your smartphone's apps not only make it easier for you to find a ride at 12 a.m. or food near your current location, but they also help you find job postings and tips whenever you want! Here are 5 apps that will help you find your dream job with your smartphone.
1. Interview Pro
How prepared are you for your next job interview? Interview Pro is a free app that gives you over 80 job interview questions and answers! Interview Pro not only includes the more common job interview questions, but also the more challenging questions that interviewers have a tendency to ask. This app is available in the iTunes store for only $1.99.
2. Indeed Job Search
As if gaining access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards in a single search wasn't enough; the app is free! Indeed Job Search app lets you search for jobs and filter the results based on your industry, location, desired salary and more. Users can set up email alerts to be notified when new jobs appear in a specific category. When you find a job you like, save it so you can apply later, or attach your resume to your account so you can apply in-app.
3. CPlus for Craigslist
CPlus for Craigslist features an intuitive interface that allows you to easily browse and post to Craigslist. Most importantly, it gives you easy access to the Craigslist job classifieds! Not only can you search for all types of job ads but you can also search multiple cities at a time from your mobile device. You can also set up search alerts that will make sure you catch up with latest ads in real time. To add another perk to the equation, the app is free!
The CityHour app allows you to convert your free time into productivity. This free app allows you to arrange face-to-face meetings with other professionals. Many career experts recommend setting up informal meetings with industry professionals to learn more about their career experiences. CityHour helps to eliminate the awkward "ask" phase by syncing your LinkedIn profile to find contacts who are already open to scheduling in-person meetings. You can quickly connect and schedule a meeting with anyone in a 50-mile radius willing to meet in the next 2 hours. Once you've selected a meeting place, the information is automatically synced with your phone's calendar making the process flow effortlessly.
5. LinkedIn Job Search
The CityHour app won't work unless you have a LinkedIn profile. Similarly, the Linkedin Job Search app is an extension of the original Linkedin platform. The LinkedIn Job Search app makes it easier to connect to the people and things that matter in your professional world. Just like on the LinkedIn website, LinkedIn Job Search lets you search for open positions in your industry and sort them by date posted, salary and other important criteria. The Linkedin Job Search app recommends jobs based on your profile and past search criteria and when you find something you like, you can apply directly in-app with your LinkedIn profile. The app is available to download for free and is compatible with multiple platforms.
Let your apps work in your favor. Don't make finding a job more diffiuclt, time-consuming, or frustrating than it needs to be. Check out these apps for an improved job seeking process. Afterall, MAU is here to help make lives better!