If you’re in the tough position of looking for employment, then you know that finding a job can actually be like a full-time job in itself. Fortunately, modern technology has provided a number of great tools to improve your job search – the best one being that handheld gadget you take with you everywhere you go.
If you’re searching for a job, then you really should try these useful iPhone apps:
CareerBuilder. There’s no doubt you’ve heard of the CareerBuilder website. This app is an extension of that site, providing full functionality on the go, and at no cost to you. From the CareerBuilder interface, you can find a wide array of job listings in your area, compare job descriptions, create a job opportunities favourites list, and even email your resume to job listing links.
Now Hiring. For only 99 cents, you can use this app to find job opportunities both within and outside of the United States. You are also able to customize your search using a variety of parameters, including location, full or part time, internship/externship, temporary/permanent, and more. When you do find job listings you are interested in, you can then email them to yourself or a friend.
LinkedIn. As you probably know, LinkedIn is the world’s premier professional networking website. Using the LinkedIn iPhone app, you can access most of LinkedIn’s great features, including job search, status update, InMail, and connect. Download the LinkedIn app for free.
BeamME. Your business card is your professional calling card. Unfortunately, that tiny piece of paper is also easy to lose. BeamME makes it easy for you to send electronic versions of your business card to potential employers and related professionals in your industry, regardless of the type of mobile device they are using. BeamME comes in a free LITE version, or in a full-feature PRO version for $7.99.
Job Search by Indeed. This iPhone app aggregates millions of job listings from a variety of sources, from business websites to industry job boards, and puts them all in one convenient place for your job search. What’s more is that this great app is free to use, and that it saves your last search and presents the newest offerings in your searched fields every time to open the app.
BeKnown. This is a free professional networking app developed by none other than the giant job search website, Monster.com. When you create your profile on BeKnown, you can rest assured that it will be seen by potential employers using all types and brands of mobile device, from Blackberry to Apple.
Job hunting is hard. Make it a little bit easier by putting your iPhone on the hunt for you, with the handy iPhone apps.
About the Author: Genna Himelfarb loves to use her company’s virtual job board to find both internal and external applicants when she has openings on her team. She also posts openings on popular job sites in the hopes of recruiting new talent each year.