Top 10 apps for the job hunt

Searching for a job in the newspaper should not be ruled out, but it is a thing of the past. With smartphones, iPads and the internet, looking for a job has faster forms than turning the pages of recyclyed paper that leaves your fingertips black from the ink.  By upgrading to the new technology, these apps can help you in your job hunt.  What is even better, is that they are free!

Job Aware

What: Allows you to search for jobs by looking at the top cities as well as jobs near you.  It also allows you to track the progress of the job application process and you can compare job salaries. This app not only enables you to find a job, but it also educates you during the process.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iTouch

Where: iTunes

BeKnown

What: This app incorporates Facebook and the job search.  It enables users to keep their personal information on Facebook private, but allows employers to see the professional part. You can apply for jobs and see company information. With this app you have an online version of your resume that is printable.  A nice perk is that you are automatically matched with jobs based on the information in your profile. 

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Andriod

Where: iTunes, Google Play, www.go.beknown.com

Real-Time Jobs

What: With this app, you can search countless job offers, view the description and apply. This app uses QuickPitch technology to help job seekers get a head start on the best jobs.  

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iTouch

Where: iTunes, www.twitjobsearch.com

JobMo

What: JobMo lets you search millions of jobs and apply instantly.  You can view and compare salaries as well as specific trends for the jobs you are after.  Using interactive maps you can find a job anywhere!  It also has a tool for you to discuss topics such as interviewing tips with other job seekers.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Andriod

Where: iTunes, Google Play, www.jobmo.org

LinkUp

What: LinkUp lets job seekers find jobs that are only listed on company websites.  You can search by keyword, location, company or category. There is also an option to save your favorite jobs and view them whenever you like.  You can also receive and email when your favorite jobs have been closed by the employer.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, Andriod

Where: iTunes, Google Play, www.linkup.com

Jobs by Career Builder

What: This app created by Career Builder helps you search over 2 million jobs on CareerBuilder.com. By using the GPS you can search jobs nearest to you as well as sync your CareerBuilder account with your phone.  You can create resumes from your phone and receive personalized job recommendations.



Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iTouch

Where: iTunes

SnapDat

What: SnapDat creates digital business cards that you can take anywhere or send to anyone.  These cards are personalized to fit your own unique style.  One of the newest features is to instert your company logo! Everytime you receive a new SnapCard, the information is automatically stored in your phonebook.  You can also embed a link into your Twitter blog, Facebook or a YouTube video.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iTouch

Where: iTunes, www.snapdat.com

JobCompass

What: JobCompass shows you jobs that are available near your current location.  You can search over 2 million jobs in the United States.  This app also includes a built in video tutorial and has email support.  Now if you go on vacation and decide you wouldn't mind living there, you can easily find a job and pursue your dreams!

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iTouch

Where: iTunes

Craigslist

What: Craigslist provides job listings to suit your needs.  You can search in your area as well as in different cities.  This app uses GPS positioning and allows you to post notes on your favorite listings.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iTouch

Where: iTunes

SimplyHired

What: Lets you look at over 8 million jobs.  With this app you can look at your history and saved listings.  You can also send emails directly from your phone.

Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iTouch

Where: iTunes

 

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