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Depositphotos_3388278_xsA dedicated job search takes eight hours a day, writes Career Cast. But with a smartphone or tablet, you don’t have to spend all of that time at home on the computer. Get out, change the scenery, find a comfortable place and continue your job hunt with these recommended apps.

Searching For The Ideal Job recommends a number of job search apps, including one from a premiere job search engine, indeed. is an aggregator which means it takes your job search criteria and searches a number of job boards. The app will use your GPS coordinates and find open positions in cities near you. Check on newly added jobs since your last search. You can search for full or freelance opportunities.

Once you’ve uploaded a completed resume to, you can apply to jobs on your mobile device. Follow companies you’re interested in and check on how many companies look at your resume. You can sort by a number of parameters and view full or summarized job descriptions.

This app is available for free for iOS devices through iTunes or via Google Play for Android devices.

Uncovering the hidden Jobs writes that 80 percent of the open positions are not posted where you can easily find them. They are found by networking or following companies as they grow and hire personnel. The app Hidden Jobs by CareerCloud tracks companies that are expanding by searching the business news for indications of growth and hiring. This app gives you a way to automatically follow your favorite companies and notify you of any hiring activity.

The app searches press releases, online media, magazines, newspapers and blogs to find information about the companies you’re following. It is available for 99 cents on iTunes for your iOS iPhone or iPad.

Incorporating Social Media in Your job search

Employers are using social media to highlight positions as well as look for potential candidates. The JobJuice app was developed by a social media expert to guide you through the steps of finding those jobs as well as crafting your own social media image. Learn how to target key companies and people with social media. Find interview sources and set up informational interviews. Communicate directly with hiring managers and recruiters.

This is a tool for search. Working with this app in a coffee shop on your lightweight Lenovo tablet, you’ll have a way to fine-tune your social media image. Create a brand that makes recruiters and hiring managers want you on their team.

JobJuice is available on iTunes for iOS devices for $14.99, which may seem quite high, but it’s usually less than the price of a book or manual on using social media for your job hunt.

Being Prepared for Any interview

Once you’re in the door and have an interview set up, it’s time to review how you’ll respond to the typical interview questions. Not only do you need to have your elevator pitch down to 30 seconds or less, but you need to be able to answer three critical questions, which Forbes says is the basis for all interview questions:

  • Can you do the job for us?
  • Are you passionate about this job?
  • Will our people be able to work with you?

You can be ready to answer these and other questions by using the interview Prep Questions App. This app uses a flash card format to let you practice various interview questions and review your answers. Continue working through the questions until you’re comfortable with your answer and move that to a separate list. Create a stack of favorite questions and fine tune your responses for various positions.

This app is available for free through iTunes for iOS devices and for $2.99 for Android devices through Google Play.

Carissa Bradshaw
Carissa has surfed in 9 different countries and 4 different continents. Her home waves in Australia are her favorite, though.

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