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5 of the Best Employment Apps for Job Seekers
2008 be damned – America is doing well when it comes to the current Employment statistics. It seems that we’ve finally left that ten-years-ago recession where it belongs, behind us.
Are you looking to change careers or want to get your first big-time job and want to browse on the go? Check out these employment apps that bring the application process to your phone.
Are you looking to change careers or want to get your first big-time job and want to browse on the go? Check out these employment apps that bring the application process to your phone.Tweet This
1. LinkedIn’s App
People really don’t think about LinkedIn as a job search site, but it is. Not only can you figure out who to address your cover letter too, but you can sometimes apply with just your profile.
Many employers are moving to post their jobs on this platform since the people that check it often are business minded. If you have a well fleshed out profile and the easy apply option is on, all you need to do is upload a resume to apply.
Imagine applying to a job with the click of a button and letting your experience and endorsements work for you!
2. IPQ Career Planner
Not sure which of those LinkedIn jobs you should apply to? That’s where this app comes in. It’s not a job search app, per se, but it will make your job search easier.
How? It’s more like a profiling app, which helps you pare down what you’re looking for in a job.
Remember, in high school, when we all took those career tests? That’s like this – but in your pocket and with better results. Who out there has the same goals and priorities as they did when they were 16 anyways?
It’s a free download, but you’ll have to pay .99 cents for your results. Worth it if it means you spend less time applying for jobs that aren’t a good fit.
Are you looking for less of a lifelong career and just something that will get you money in your pocket, fast?
Then this is the app for you. It’s a listing for hourly jobs that are usually one-time or temporary. There are a lot of good, built in, filters in the app, so you can filter by the kind of side hustle (or part-time job) you need.
To make getting work even faster you can integrate your Google or Facebook profiles to copy over some of your information.
It’s free for both Apple and Android.
“Smartly executed self-promotion is the key to career advancement, and in our hyper-connected days, LinkedIn is one of the best tools to help you do this. The question isn’t whether you should be on LinkedIn, the mega-popular professional networking service, but rather, how to best take advantage of this powerful medium to separate you from the pack. After all, with more than 80 million registered LinkedIn users, standing out among your peers can be a daunting consideration.” – 5 Smart Tips for LinkedIn Self-Promotion
Want to know a little bit about the company culture before you apply? Imagine moving cross country for a job just to realize the current employees hate their lives.
That won’t happen if you look for jobs on Glassdoor’s app. Glassdoor is an anonymous platform where employees can detail what it’s like to work in a certain workplace.
The app isn’t super small screen friendly, but it’s easy enough for some light searching or from a tablet. They definitely need to do some work on App Development, but you can always visit their site on a desktop if you’re having issues.
Using Employment Apps
If you do choose to use the employment apps above, be careful about integrating too much information.
While it’s nice and quick to copy information from Facebook – do you really want your funny Facebook name to be on your resume? It’s okay to use those features, just double check the final product before you hit send.
It’s worth giving your resume a look-over too, you could be using these outdated buzzwords. Learn more.