The Best IPhone Apps For Job Hunting, AppleRepo.com. In today’s highly competitive job market, it can feel like you are a very small fish in a very big sea, or a very unlucky fisherman in barren waters desperately searching for a bite. Analogies aside, it is now essential to make use of every available advantage to increase the ease, speed and efficiency of your jobs search, and there are many excellent iPhone apps that do just this. Here are my top 5 iPhone apps for finding new employment. Happy fishing!
Jobcentre Plus holds the largest jobs and recruitment database in Europe, and while this fact alone is enough to merit the Jobcentre Plus app, the app has many merits of its own. It offers instant access to the entire government employment database of your country, and a simple interface where you can search for a specific job role in a specific location or in your local area. Job details are comprehensive, but you cannot save your search preferences, which means frequently re-entering the same information over and over and over…
Job Search is the app from one of the largest commercial job search engines – Indeed. It is clear and simple, and pretty much identical in look to the website. From the dashboard you can search for ‘what’ and ‘where’, sign-in, register your CV, save vacancies you like the look of and even apply directly on occasion. I am a little disappointed at the depth of the search criteria (there isn’t any), but simplicity isn’t always a bad thing.
This jobs app from the popular job search service Monster has a wealth of features. Without an account you can search for ‘what’ and ‘where’ as well as according to skills and keywords, but with a Monster or Facebook account you can do a great deal more – you can apply via the app, save them for later, save your search preferences (extremely handy) and set up email job alerts. When you apply for a job it is simple to create a covering letter or edit an existing one. The ever-discerning iOS review base doesn’t rate this app highly, but I think they’re just a bunch of naysayers. It does run a little slow and loading times can be a little long on earlier iPhone versions however.
If you want the simplicity and light-weighted-ness of Indeed’s app but with the functionality of Monster’s, LinkUp offers the perfect middle ground. You can search with simple criteria or switch to ‘advanced mode’ for a more detailed search with sorting options included, and you can save vacancies to access them at a later date from the app or from your browser. Automatic email notifications for saved searches are supported and you can also apply via the app. A great thing about LinkUp is the fact that their posts are otherwise only found by going direct to certain company websites. Just don’t rely on this app as your sole measure.
This isn’t exactly an app for job hunting, but it is a great app nonetheless and well worth the minimal price tag. It has all the power of a word processor, but with the welcome knack of creating gorgeous resumes available for export in PDF/RTF format. You can build from scratch or import existing information (including stuff from your LinkedIn profile), arrange sections with ease, email completed CVs directly from your iOS email account, and even upload to DropBox. Take a step up from Word and impress recruitment agents and employers alike with the truly quality CVs available to you.
Ross Davies blogs about various issues on his blog News N Views. Ross specialises in writing about technology, web design, business, employment and recruitment issues.