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Going Mobile for Your Job Hunt

AUTHOR: Michelle K.
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POSTED: June 3, 2014 at 10:46 am

 

If you’re like most people today, apps—whether it’s to check your email, scroll through Facebook, or listen to your favorite music—are probably something that you use on a daily basis to make your life easier and more convenient. So why not use an app for your job search?

1. LinkedIn

This one is pretty obvious. The business world’s favorite platform for networking, job hunting and professional development has a handy mobile app. Available for most mobile platforms, this app will let you keep up with new jobs, answer messages from potential employers quickly and easily, and essentially make sure you’re staying up-to-date and connected, no matter where you are.

2.Indeed (iOS and Android)

Indeed is one of the most popular aggregators for job seekers and employers looking to find the right talent. They’ve now released a mobile app that makes navigating job listings and signing up for their alert system a lot easier when you’re on the go.

3. Job Search by TheLadders (iOS & Android)

Lauded by Mashable as one of the best new apps for job seekers and recruiters, TheLadders pools all your data in one place, making it easy for recruiters to find and contact you. With most people working so much from their various mobile devices, TheLadders looks to simplify the process.

4.JobAware

JobAware pools resources, cities, job boards and more, making it easy to keep track of your search while comparing the best locations and opportunities.

5. Cloud Storage

Never miss the opportunity to pass your resume along when the time is right because it’s sitting on your hard drive at home. Install Google Drive, Dropbox, or any number of other cloud storage apps, and save a pdf of your resume. Having it at your fingertips means you can quickly email or share it should the moment arise.

The apps listed above are only the tip of the iceberg. As the world continues to migrate away from traditional desktop computing towards smart phones and tablets, there will be even more opportunities to make yourself stand out while you’re on the move.

Michelle K.

Michelle is the Recruitment, Editor and Content Manager for ResumeEdge. She recruits and hires the ResumeEdge resume writers, provides training and ongoing support, and maintains resume quality through a strenuous QA process.

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