Since 2008, two global phenomena have exploded: an economic crisis and everyone going mobile. Job seeking is a global reality today more than ever. Fortunately, mobile technology has emerged to help us connect with that perfect position.
It’s true that big names in the job search industry still have a long way to go in regards of a “proper landing” on mobile platforms. Still, there are already good options out there. Regardless of whether you are a salaried worker, a freelancer, or an intern, there will be an app that will meet your job seeking needs.
AppsZoom‘s editorial team curated a list of the best apps for jobseekers. Ready? Let’s take a tour!
Monster Job Search
The official app of the premiere job search website must be here, of course. Monster Job Search brings the basic features of their website to mobile. Seamlessly search and apply to jobs, set filters (position, skills, location), check your “apply history,” and get notified when new jobs come up. Finally, you can also build your own resume right from the app.
Design isn’t its strongest point, but ease of use and the certainty of relying on one of the most complete job databases worldwide make it a great app. If you are looking for a job, Monster must be in your app drawer.
Indeed.com is another big player in the job search arena. However, the concept is slightly different than Monster. Indeed is a job offer aggregator, which means it brings together job opportunities posted on many different sources. That’s quite an appealing idea for job seekers since it simplifies the process: the database is huge, and everything is there.
Indeed’s Job Search’s features are similar to Monsters’, though. It makes it extremely easy to search for job offers: type in a position, a company, or a keyword plus a country, city, or ZIP code, and tap search. It keeps track of your search history, plus allows you to build your CV and check your previous jobs. Indeed’s Job Search is a stark app in regards of both design and features. However, it’s an intuitive, straightforward, and lightweight app. A must-have app for those looking for a job.
If you have decided to work on your own, you should already know about Freelancer, one of the world’s top services to connect professionals with projects.
Freelancer is going mobile, and this is its first attempt to step in into Android. It allows registered users to receive notifications of new messages and award/accept projects. You can check profiles and messages, plus send pictures, files, and other attachments. You can scroll down your contact list and start a new conversation at any time.
Whether you are a company developing a project that requires a freelancer’s talent or you are a freelancer seeking projects to participate in, Freelancer Messenger is a great tool to keep up with your work on the go.
Fiverr® is a new concept of social network that takes freelancing to a new level: to the average person’s level.
Fiverr® provides a platform formatted as a bulletin board where individuals can offer and hire ‘gigs’ starting at just $5. From now on, it doesn’t matter if that one thing you’re so good isn’t your main professional activity: you can earn an extra money by selling the outcome of your talent. Of course, you can also play the opposite role.
You may need a caricature, a logo, or maybe 500-words of SEO-friendly copywriting. In Fiver®, you may find the perfect candidate to do so for an affordable price. Check out gig descriptions, fares, giggers’ profiles, ratings, and comments… and then make a decision. This could be just the start of a great professional relationship.
Next time you are asked if you brought your resume you can say: “It’s always with me.” Codigami’s Super Resume Builder provides you with the tools to create a professional resume in the blink of an eye.
Add your personal info, your career objective, and experience, plus your educational info, skills, achievements, and awards directly from your mobile device. You can even do it on-the-go if you prefer. Once the job’s done, save it on your phone or export it, totally ready to print (as a PDF). It will be always accessible, and you can always keep it updated.
LinkedIn is the quintessential social network for business purposes. It’s already the most well-known and commonly used social network among professionals.
Connect with friends, colleagues, ex-colleagues, and future partners. Submit your resume and experience, share articles and content related to your career, join discussion groups, and watch in real time which companies are hiring. Everybody is there, and if you aren’t, you are definitely missing something.
A complete profile on LinkedIn makes each new post on your timeline an opportunity to find your dream job. The minimalism and intuitiveness of the app keeps it simple. Stay alert and stay sociable.