Although the job market has become more and more competitive over the years, advances in technology have also given advantages to those job hunters who stay on the cutting edge. One of the best ways to do this is by staying current on those web apps that can help you in your career search. Here are eight great ones that will help you find a job:
1. LinkedIn – With tens of millions of members in literally every industry and just about every country, LinkedIn is probably the most important tool you can use to help you find a job. By accessing the LinkedIn app on your smartphone or tablet, you can create invaluable connections, research companies that interest you, join groups in your field, and even see job openings, all at your fingertips.
2. Craigslist – We’ve all heard of it, but it has a reputation for sometimes offering shorter-term work than other job boards. But if you are looking for work in a particular city, the localized nature of craigslist can be very helpful. And with its app, you can check on the continually updated job postings from anywhere.
3. CareerBuilder – Search through CareerBuilder.com’s extensive collection of job postings right in the palm of your hand with its free app. With many search functions, including salary range, specific keywords, and location—plus the ability to e-mail your resume directly to the postings that interest you—the CareerBuilder app is a must-have for any job hunter.
4. Career Igniter Resume Builder – Are you pressed for time or always on the go? This app will let you create your resume on your smartphone, then save it in Microsoft Word format. The software will construct your resume in a tried-and-true professional format, allow you to choose which sections to include, and even give you free tips.
5. Indeed – How could a list of great job-hunting apps be complete without including the one for the leading job-search engine in the world? Search for anything you need. Whether you want to find specific employers, job titles, or locations, just type it in, and you will find many jobs to choose from.
6. Twitter – Yes, Twitter can actually be an incredibly valuable tool for job hunters. You can follow companies you are interested in working for to both find out when new jobs open up and research the companies’ wants and needs. There are also many Twitter accounts you can follow that tweet out job openings from all over the web.
7. Monster – If you are currently posting your resume on Monster.com, you should definitely get the Monster app, which will enable you to log in to your account on your phone or tablet. Search for jobs, track jobs you have already applied for, and keep track of all your searches.
8. LunchMeet – Great name. Greater idea. LunchMeet uses your LinkedIn account to geo-target contacts in your industry who are open to networking with you. Then you can set up a lunch meeting, discuss career opportunities, and get your new job!
Josh Weiss-Roessler is co-owner of Weiss-Roessler Writing and a professional resume writer who frequently offers advice on surviving in the workplace and looking for jobs. He and his wife live in Austin, Texas with their baby son and two rambunctious dogs.
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Jessica Hernandez, President, CEO & Founder of Great Resumes Fast
Hi, I’m Jessica. I started this company back in 2008 after more than a decade directing hiring practices at Fortune 500 companies.
What started as a side hustle (before that was even a word!) helping friends of friends with their resumes has now grown into a company that serves hundreds of happy clients a year. But the personal touch? I’ve kept that.
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