Let the frustration begin. Job hunting is never easy and the "perfect job" is an illusion. At least, that's what you feel after sending your resume out to what seems like millions of business and you get one puny email in return. You don't have enough experience. You're one of 1,547 other applicants. You forgot to add your birthday. All in all, job searching is a hair-pulling, frustrating experience.
But it doesn't have to be.
Thank goodness for apps. Job hunting isn't just hitting the pavement dressed to the nines, hoping beyond hope you'll impress someone enough to get an interview. Now it's how to look for jobs, where to look, and the best looking CV that stands out from the rest. We picked out the best apps for job hunting in the US, there for you when LinkedIn just doesn’t quite cut it (but you should still have a profile there).
You need a resume before you do anything, even if the job you apply for will probably make you out an application that repeats exactly what you said on your CV. I know, annoying. Smart Resume Builder will help you create a great CV without stressing over formatting and what sections to write out. One less painful thing, my friends.
Unfortunately, there is no official app for the all-god of local searches, Craigslist, but cPro is the next best thing. If you don’t get distracted by all the other postings (free scraps of wood or organic chicken feed), this is a great place to see what jobs are out there.
If you’ve found a job, you better check out the company. Read reviews of current and previous employees, see average salaries, interview experiences, and job listings. Think of Glassdoor as the Yelp of companies.
If you like to create your own schedule, pick and choose what work to do, or are simply a hermit, PeoplePerHour is the app for you. Loads of opportunities for those of you who don’t want a fixed schedule but still want to make some summer bucks.