Jul 17 2013

Get Hired: 10 Must Have Job Hunting Apps

With today’s technological advancement, job searching has become easier as job seekers can use their smartphones to make the whole process less painful. With mobile apps, job seekers are able to search subtly for positions, anywhere, anytime and respond to postings fast. There are those of these apps that organize the job searching process, help with career planning, alert job hunters to compatible positions and allow the seekers to upload as well as send resumes to recruiters. Here is a look at 10 must have job hunting apps that will get you hired.

1. iPQ Career Planner
If you have been job searching with no luck, this app can help you in identifying your ideal job and increase your chances of getting hired. It helps you recognize your weaknesses and strengths, shows you how they should be addressed and suggests suitable jobs and careers.

2. Pocket Resume
This app lets you craft an expertly formatted resume straight from your smartphone. The exclusive PDF representation technology means you do not have to worry about design or layout. After creating your resume, you can save it and send it straight from your mobile device.

3. LunchMeet
This app makes networking easier. You just search the timeslot and location of your availability and the app hooks you up with other people in the same place who are also reachable for coffee, lunch or drinks. The in-app messaging aspect can be used to arrange a meeting.

4. Hidden Jobs
Most jobs cannot be found on job boards or in newspapers. This app tracks unadvertised jobs from expanding organizations as well as those making news. It is perfect for job seekers of all types from seasoned career professionals to the recent college graduates.

5. Good Job
When you are seriously job searching, it can be hard to keep track of every activity related to the job hunt. This app helps users to organize the job hunt by letting them keep track of contacts, events, actions and follow-ups.

6. BeKnown
This app works with Facebook timeline to let people create a career personality on Facebook without combining business with pleasure. Users are able to share both professional and educational experience and achievements without revealing their social interactions and friend network.

7. Real-Time Jobs
This app streamlines the job hunt process, letting users find positions posted to Twitter and apply quickly. After a job is found, job hunters can upload their resume, send the prospective employer a link to their social media profile or upload a video.

8. JobMo
Job seekers can now access well-liked job search sites, get jobs and apply for them from a single intuitive app. The app lets users find jobs within their area and discuss topics related to the job hunt with other users like new trends and salary information.

9. LinkUp

This app lets users go directly on the source, allowing them to search for positions on company websites with filters like company, keywords and location. You can save and view favorite or previous searches, email listings to yourself and apply to jobs straight from your phone.

10. Interview Prep Questions
After using the above apps for job searching, this helps you to prepare for the interview. The app provides examples of usual interview questions as well as answers in virtual flash card format. This app makes you prepared for the interview, giving you enough confidence.

Michael is interested in the start-up scene and likes to blog about social media and smartphone apps. He is a consultant for a company that specialises in mining jobs in Perth.

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