With 30% of internet traffic now occurring on mobile devises the savvy job hunter would be keen to update their apps. Work on finding a job whenever and wherever you are with these useful job hunting apps.
It should be no surprise that people are turning to phones and tablets to help with job-hunting now more than ever. Mobile traffic now makes up 15% of all Internet traffic, and is still growing at about 30% a year.
There is a confusing jungle of different apps designed to help job seekers, but finding the gems can be difficult. The experts at Resume Genius have selected the best job-hunting apps currently available.
What does it do? The Gmail mobile app allows anyone with Gmail accounts to access their emails instantly, receive notifications and reply all from one app. Company emails can also be connected to this app.
How It Helps: Getting interviews and ultimately jobs can be just a matter of minutes in response time, and having the ability to instantly reply to interview offers or job offers is crucial for job hunters in 2015. Get this app to always be in contact with potential employers.
What does it do? Evernote’s tagline is “remember everything” and that’s what this handy little app does. Save notes, snap photos, save webpages or record audio of anything you don’t’ want to forget in the future.
How It Helps: With computer syncing and collaborative capabilities, Evernote is perfect for setting up reminders, taking notes on job prospects or snapping a picture of an job posting in a newspaper and will help you remember everything you need while job hunting.
What does it do? While most smartphones have built in calendars, none are as feature packed as Meeting Planner. This app helps organize meeting dates and times in a very simple format and across multiple time zones.
How It Helps: The ease of use and ability to aggregate meetings in different time zones in one place is a huge time saver and can mean the difference between making a phone interview and missing one. A must have app for international job seekers.
What does it do? LinkedIn is the largest professional networking site where job seekers, employers and headhunters all mingle, creating and building virtual connections and relationships.
How It Helps: While Facebook is full of cat pictures and viral videos, LinkedIn actually puts your friends network to use and shows who works where and your connection to that person, helping you better strategize your networking outreach efforts.
What does it do? Indeed’s mobile app is a mobile version of its famous job aggregator site. The app provides jobs from millions of online postings as well as postings directly from job sites.
How It Helps: Viewing job postings from all round the web is a huge convenience, and Indeed is one of the top sites providing this service.
What does it do? Monster is similar to Indeed in its scope and variety of different job postings. One of the oldest job search engine sites, it is an essential app for any job seeker.
How it helps: You can never have enough job search engine apps. Surprisingly, entering the same search terms in Monster and Indeed returns very different results. Cover all your bases with both apps.
What does it do? Snagajob is also a large job search engine site like Monster and Indeed but has large focus on hourly jobs, with over 25 million registered users.
How it helps: Sometimes people need part-time work to fill the gap between full-time employment, this makes the Snagajob app the perfect tool for filling that gap.
What does it do? Business Card Reader Pro allows users to scan business cards on the spot with a smartphone’s built-in camera. Then simply import contact information directly from the card to your contacts list.
How it helps: No more losing business cards or endless filing in rolodexes, Business Card Reader Pro will guarantee you have the right contact details on hand, at all times.
What does it do? Simple and to the point, Interview Questions Pro allows job seekers to quiz themselves with a variety of questions, from behavioral topics, to work history topics to questions to ask employers. This app is the ultimate self-tester.
How it helps: Never feel underprepared or caught off guard during an interview again by practicing with this app beforehand. Self quizzing used to require a close friend or family member, but this app allows anyone to quiz themselves, at any time, any place.
What does it do? Calm is a mediation and relaxation app. Users can select from a serious of preset programs, from feeling more positive, to increasing self-acceptance or aiding in falling asleep. The app then walks the user through the process step-by-step to achieve a more calm state of mind.
How it helps: Some people battle with extreme anxiety prior to interview situations, this meditative app can be used prior to an interview to put them in a more relaxed and focused state of mind.
What does it do? Breathing zone is a breathing exercise app that is doctor recommended and can help reduce stress and anxiety in just five minutes with simple breathing techniques.
How it helps: Sometimes even if our minds are calm our bodies can still get nervous before a big interview. To combat jitters, sweatiness and overall anxiety doing some breathing exercises might be just the thing to enter a calm state of mind.
What does it do? iCarpark uses GPS to help drivers bookmark the location of their parked car so they can return to it without fear of getting lost.
How it helps: Oftentimes interviews may be at locations unfamiliar to job applicants. If an interview lasts over an hour anyone could easily forget where he or she parked. This app will help you find your car no matter what city you’re interviewing in.
Built-In Smartphone Functions To Help In Job Hunting
Most smartphones already have a plethora of built in functions that can help job seekers in their hunting. Some of the most useful include the following:
- Camera: Turn on your phones camera and capture a few selfies before an important interview to make sure your hair is in order and you didn’t leave any of your lunch on your face.
- Microphone: Use your phones built in voice recording function to take down any thoughts or reminders you want to follow up on immediately following an interview. This is a great way to record messages hands free while driving.
- MP3 Player: Some people have “their song” that they play to give them confidence. Having a quick listen before a high-stakes meeting might be the perfect thing to give you the edge you need to impress.
- Photo Album: Need to calm yourself and get grounded before an interview? Browse through a photo album of your loved ones and feel confidently prepared for any situation.
If there are any job seeking apps we forgot to mention let us know in the comments below, we’d love to hear about them!