In today’s job-hunting landscape, advancements in modern technology have allowed companies and organizations to affiliate with various job-searching websites, allowing for more convenient ways to navigate searching for employment. To complement this practice, these job-searching websites have created apps that can be downloaded on app stores such as Google Play for the Android smartphone and the ITunes Store for the IPhone and/or IPod(s). These apps feature interfaces that not only look visually appealing, but make it very easy to organize jobs that an applicant searches and/or applies for. This article will list (no specific order) the five best job-searching apps out right now.
Indeed Job Search
With this app, you have the search services that the Indeed website provides on a mobile device. This allows the user to save jobs that they see and may want to apply for either on the spot (as long as they have their resume information saved within the app and on their Indeed account) or on their desktop/laptop. The user has the option of filtering the listings based on their industry of preference, location, and desired salary. The user can arrange to receive email alerts when a new position is posted by an employer within a specific type of job.
Jobs by CareerBuilder
This app is convenience because the user does not need an account to use CareerBuilder services. With CareerBuilder, applicants just put their resume on the app and begin their search. The features include keeping track of and saving jobs the user has applied for, as well as saving a job to apply for in the future. The user is able to view statistics on other candidates, including their prior work history and levels of schooling. Like Indeed, the user can choose to receive email alerts when new jobs become available.
LinkedIn Job Search
This app allows the user to browse through available jobs in their desired industry and filter by date in which the job was posted, the salary and other details. Once the applicant finds a job they want to apply for, the next step is to apply through the app with their LinkedIn account. The app also gives job recommendations in alignment with the user's past searches and profile information. LinkedIn will also let you know when a pertinent job is available near you.
This app allows the user to job search, while looking at the opinions and input from current and prior employees about details related to the culture of a company, employee benefits, and compensation. This feature is useful because it allows a candidate to prioritize what they are looking for and omit positions that are not a good fit for them.
ZipRecruiter Job Search
This app takes the listings from a plethora of other job-searching forums (e.g. Monster, CareerBuilder, Simply Hired) and combines them with each other to make the process more conducive to the applicant. The app allows the user to include their resume to apply for jobs on-demand, as well as putting bookmarks on the jobs in which the user likes and then applying for the jobs on a desktop/laptop later on.
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