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iOS Apps (iPhone)
Job Search Apps
Jobs by CareerBuilder.com (FREE): This free app brings the power of CareerBuilder.com straight to your mobile device, giving you instant access to search and apply to nearly 2 million job postings on CareerBuilder.com, the largest job site in the US.
Monster.com Jobs (FREE): In addition to feeding the latest job postings from Monster.com, this free app lets you take your Monster.com account with you on the go so that you can apply directly to new listings right from your mobile device.
Job Search by Indeed.com (FREE): Indeed is a powerful job search aggregator that collects job listings from all the major job search engines and job boards into one convenient location for you to review.
Job Search Engine by LinkUp.com (FREE): LinkUp’s unique search engine, updated daily, lists only jobs that are found on company and employer websites. This helps you uncover the hidden job market of opportunities not publicly advertised on the major job search engines.
Simply Hired (FREE): Simply Hired is one of the largest job search engines, aggregating job postings from across the web, including major job search engines, online newspapers, company websites and more.
SnagAJob (FREE): SnagAJob is a top-ranked search engine for full-time and part-time hourly positions throughout the US. This free app provides you immediate access to their database of new job listings.
Craigslist for iPhone (FREE): Craigslist for iPhone features an intuitive interface and myriads of features to browse and post to Craigslist. Most importantly, it gives you access to the Craigslist job classifieds by small and medium businesses looking for local candidates.
JobAware Lite (FREE): JobAware Lite is the free version of this unique app that allows you to search jobs in cities near you leveraging the iPhone’s GPS and helps you organize and track your progress throughout the job application process.
JobAware (FREE): JobAware shares all the outstanding features of JobAware Lite, but also offers salary comparisons for hundreds of occupations, LinkedIn account integration to help you take advantage of your network and job search advice from top career experts.
JobCompass (FREE): JobCompass uses the iPhone’s GPS to find open positions within a given radius of the area you are in. This app in addition to providing job description information, also allows you to apply directly from your phone.
What Color Is Your Parachute? Job-Interview Tool (FREE): Stand out, nail the interview, and land the job—with groundbreaking tips from Richard Bolles, author of What Color Is Your Parachute?, the world’s most popular job-hunting guide.
LinkedIn (FREE): Get on-the-go access to your professional network with LinkedIn for iPhone. Find and connect with more than 120M members worldwide, read the latest industry news, keep up-to-date with your groups, and share content with your network from anywhere.
BeKnown (FREE): BeKnown, by Monster.com, is the professional networking app on Facebook. BeKnown for iPhone makes it easy to tap into new professional opportunities anywhere, anytime while carefully leveraging the power of your current social network.
Facebook (FREE): Facebook for iPhone makes it easy to stay connected and share information with friends. Start a conversation, share content with your network, check your friends’ status updates or leverage your network for new opportunities.
Twitter (FREE): Get short bursts of timely information on the official Twitter app for iPhone. You can also share content, follow industry leaders and potential career stakeholders and search job updates from your target employers.
Business Card Reader (Paid): Business Card Reader is an invaluable networking tool, taking a picture of a business card, reading it using text recognition technology and automatically adding it to your iPhone address book.
SnapDat Digital Business Cards (FREE): SnapDat is the #1 app for designing and sending digital business cards directly from your iPhone! You can create unlimited digital business cards with a provided template or picture and can email it instantly to your contact’s address.
Resume App (Paid): Resume App helps you build, design and generate a professional-looking PDF resume, completely customizable with whatever information you choose to include, that you can send out directly from your iPhone!
Monster.com Interviews (FREE): The Monster.com Interviews app is the ultimate tool to help you through the entire job interview process. This step-by-step guide provides advice and coaching through every stage of a job interview and follow-up process.
101 Great Answers to the Toughest Interview Questions (FREE): Based on the best-selling book by Ron Fry, this free app helps prepare you for your next interview with key interview tips, advice and insights.
Interview Prep Questions (FREE): Interview Prep is a fully-featured flash card app that prepares you for dozens of job interview questions. Each question is accompanied by suggestions that will help you answer these tough questions.
Interview Pro (FREE): This free app gives you over 80 KILLER job interview questions and answers, including the most common job interview questions and the more challenging questions that interviewers like to ask.
Interview Buzz Lite (FREE): Interview Buzz LITE is a free app containing 50+ interview questions with answers and 80 commonly asked practice questions. It also has information on tying a tie, dressing to impress, dinner etiquette and more.
- Interview Buzz PRO (Paid): Interview Buzz PRO comes with more than 300 questions and answers, more interview preparation and follow-up content and material and many other additional features.
Job Search Apps
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
It’s true that Craigslist job postings are a jungle of confusion, scams, and crappy sales jobs. However, the platform is becoming increasingly popular with businesses looking for workers and you can find some decent, credible, and solid job offers there. cPro makes one of the most solid Craigslist apps available anywhere so it’s definitely worth a shot.
The first of many apps whose naming conventions were decided by a newbie marketing executive, Job Search by Glassdoor is the first of many large job-oriented databases you can access in app form. You can search for jobs, email jobs to friends (who may also be looking for work), save jobs, and more. You can also find jobs based on salary requirements and read company reviews. It’s a solid all around experience with a few bugs here and there.
Indeed Jobs is another larger jobs database where you can try your luck in finding work. It boasts a user base of over 100 million job seekers, although that could be construed as a bad thing if they’re all still looking for work. Anyway, you can search for jobs in over 50 countries in 28 languages and apply directly from the app. You can also search full time, part time, etc. It’s another solid app with a few minor issues here and there and definitely worth a shot.
Admittedly, of the apps on the list, Simply Hired has one of the more buggy ones but the site itself is well-known as a great database for jobs. It focuses on North America mostly, but you can search for jobs based on location, full time and part time, and by date posted which lowers the likelihood that you’re going to apply for a job that’s already taken. The app design itself isn’t all that great but it works and that’s what matters.
Another database for those finding work is Snagajob. Some of the more unique features of this app include 1-click applying, status updates about applications you’ve submitted, and daily job matches. You can also record and upload a 30 second video of yourself to introduce yourself to your potential future employer. The app is a fairly rough around the edges but it does work.
CareerBuilder is another well-known jobs database and their app is actually fairly decent. It uses a holo-card design which will be friendly and familiar for most people. It also features jobs in many countries, personalized job recommendations, notifications about new jobs, and more. One of the more interesting features is CareerBuilder lets you see who else has applied for jobs so you can gauge your chances on whether or not you’ll get it.
Trovit Jobs’ job search app rounds out our list of blandly named job search apps and it’s one of the better apps as well. You can search for jobs by a variety of search parameters in 38 countries and 12 languages around the world which is really nice. You can also set up alerts about jobs and more. It’s simple but sometimes simple is better.
I’m going to be up front with you. The Monster Job Search app really isn’t that good. It works for the most part but many users have found issues. The reason why this is here is because Monster has one of the most populated, popular, and well-known job databases on the planet and the app works well enough. You’ll probably end up actually applying online using a laptop or desktop, but the app does let you search for jobs, access resumes uploaded to Dropbox and Google Drive, and manage your Monster account.
LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. You can use this to set up what is essentially a social media version of your resume. You can include pretty much any information an employer may need including job history, skills (which your friends can vouch for), and more attributes. You can then hunt for jobs and prospective employers can contact you if they want you to work for them. There’s a lot here to take advantage of.
Resumem Builder Pro will help you build a resume that you can be proud of. Naturally, it can’t hold a candle to powerful desktop apps. For mobile, though, you can’t do much better than this. You can build a basic resume that includes the usual things like skills, objective, experience, education, and references. Filling in the information is surprisingly easy given that you’re doing this on a mobile device and the generated resume is professional, if a bit simple and lacking in flair.
[Price: Free with in app purchases]
Another interesting choice for a resume builder is Super Resume Builder, CV. It allows you to create and share resumes, save them on your device, and review resumes you’ve already made. Much like Resume Builder Pro, the resumes generated with this app lack flair or imagination, but they’ll definitely get the job done. The in app purchases are a bit ridiculous at times, but you should be able to use most of the app without buying anything.