With the help of apps, you can now search, and apply for jobs, create and submit your CV and prepare for job interviews…with just a few clicks!
The job hunting process has become easier, simpler and more enjoyable. So, if you are currently looking for a job, you might want to take a look at the following list of apps and try them out. You never know which one of these could help you land your next job.
Jobr was created by a San Francisco-based startup and is described as the ‘Tinder for jobs’. The way it works is simple. You sign into your LinkedIn account, create a Jobr profile, import the information you need on there – or your CV, and then you are ready to start looking for jobs.
What’s different about it from other apps is that it removes your photo and contact details so that you remain anonymous and it uses the ‘swipe’ technology to browse suggested job listings. You either swipe right on jobs you want to apply for or left for those you don’t. Employers can do the same when they decide if they want to connect with a candidate or not.
2. Job Compass
Job Compass searches for open positions near your home and within a five-mile radius. Even if you're willing to travel or maybe relocate for the right job, you can search up to 100 miles away. The app searches more than 2 million listings to help find the job you're looking for. This app includes many different industries and various levels of hierarchy within those fields. It used to be a paid app, but now it's free and you can download it at any time on your mobile.
CareerArc is a beautifully designed, easy to use app, that lists over 400,000 open jobs you can browse by role, industry and location. What’s unique about it is that it offers a map view that allows you to search for open positions nearby and get to choose to see who is hiring in the world around you. You can also filter results to see hourly jobs or ones that match your preferences.
Indeed, which is one of the most popular job search engines, has introduced an app to help its 200 million users get matched with the right job. The app helps to make job hunting easier by allowing you to search through over 16 million jobs in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. It, also, provides the possibility to import your CV and create a personalised message for each application. Apart from that, you can read company reviews and see how employers are rated by employees.
5. Jobsite Jobs
With Jobsite Jobs you get new jobs updated every hour to a job board that is easily accessible from your mobile. You can set up push notifications, save searches, view recent searches, filter by job title, keyword, location and apply straight from the app within seconds. All you have to do is register and upload your CV. This app can be particularly useful to you if you are interested in IT or engineering since Jobsite claim to be specialists in IT and engineering roles.
JobMo allows you to search and apply for jobs directly from your device. With this app, not only can you search and apply for jobs, but also view and compare salaries and trends for your desired jobs to find the one that suits you the most. It provides a simple listing of available positions and mentions the name of each employer as well as what they have to offer.
Gigwalk purpose is to change the future of work allowing you to search for jobs in your area whenever and wherever is most convenient for you. The app gets you matched with employers who offer gigs or projects that you can choose to work on and get paid for. Gigwalk describes this new type of employment which offers more flexibility and freedom, exploring different ways to search for a job showing the way to freelancing.
CareerBuilder has rightfully become one of the most popular career sites in the US. With it, you can manage your job search at any time and place, and get direct access to the most recent job listings within seconds. If you want to find a job through CareerBuilder you will need to create a profile, upload your CV from your device or Dropbox and then start searching. The app also offers a refined search tool that can help you get the most accurate results and similar job recommendations.
LinkUp allows you to browse job listings that companies post discreetly on their websites or other job advertising platforms. With this app you can search for job openings by company name, keywords or geographical area. What’s great about LinkUp is that it gets updated daily and has no duplicate job adverts, no hoaxes, scams or hurdles. It lists over 2 million jobs from 30,000 companies and can get you matched with jobs that you are interested in.
Available on: iOS
10. Glassdoor Job Search
If you have been on the job hunt for a while, you must have already recognised Glassdoor’s immense possibilities. This app offers a range of tools that can help you figure out important stats such as the ‘Know Your Worth’ tool that lets you find out how much of a salary you should be making. This is done through company reviews where employees can share important information e.g. salary reports, work conditions and tips on how to impress employers.
The app lists jobs from Indeed. It has a special feature that allows you to search jobs in cities near you using your mobile’s GPS, and lists the Top Cities for any job search term or company. With it, you can search for any type of work whether it’s full-time, part-time, freelance or internship in over 200,000 cities and 50 countries. Also, you can track jobs by priority – dream jobs, second and third choice, and keep track of the progress you make on each job – research, resume and cover letter, job interview and job offers.
Available on: iOS
Switch is a direct competitor of Jobr and has also been described as ‘tinder for jobs’. This is an app that serves as the meeting place for jobseekers and employers. As a jobseeker you can use this app to connect with Fortune 500 companies and successful startups in New York City and San Francisco. Using it is quite easy. You simply swipe right to apply for jobs that you are interested in and you get matched with the recruiters who post the advert. This app is an excellent tool for someone looking for a job in the technology sector.
ZipRecruiter offers an easy to use app that allows you to search for a job via location, keyword or job titles and apply for a job with just one tap. What’s great about the app is that it automatically notifies you when there’s a new job that is a good match for you and it searches for a job automatically across 100s of job boards.It lists jobs from famous job sites such as Monster, CareerBuilder, SimplyHired, Glassdoor, DICE and Snagajob.
LinkedIn has rightfully become the most popular networking and job search tool of the 21st century. It would be strange if it did not have an app. With the LinkedIn app, you can search for jobs, connect with other professionals, join groups where you can get content related to job search and most importantly follow or contact companies that you are interested in.
15. SEEK Jobs
This app has become Australia’s and New Zealand’s largest job and employment marketplace. It offers the possibility to search for jobs, save them and apply for them within seconds. Searching for a job is easy with SEEK Jobs allowing you to browse the job listing by keyword, industry or location. The app notifies you about new jobs which you can get sent straight to your inbox and also recommends you the ones you are most likely to be interested in.
Thanks to these apps, you don’t even have to leave the comfort of your own bed. But, this doesn’t mean that you should stop being proactive. If you want to be successful as a jobseeker, you need to be willing to follow a multi-channel approach to job hunting to maximise your chances of landing a job. Good luck!
Have you ever tried any of these apps? If yes, let us know what you think in the comments section below…