The days of scanning “Help Wanted” ads in the paper are gone, as job seekers head to the Internet to find work. But in today’s world, what was traditionally done on the computer has now moved to the cell phone, where users prefer to use an app for everything.
According to a study done by Kelton Research, 86% of jobseekers who have smartphones report they would use it to find a job. “With job seekers increasingly using this technology to search for employment opportunities, research companies and receive job alerts, employers have not just the opportunity, but the need, to embrace mobile technology and make it part of their overall recruitment strategy,” Maine recruitment firm Springborn Staffing theorizes.
Today, there are so many employment apps, a basic search in the iPhone App Store can be overwhelming. For today’s technology-minded job seeker, here are five of the most useful smartphone apps for job searchers.
CareerBuilder.com has become a prominent website for those looking for a job. This app uses your phone’s GPS to find jobs close to your current location. One handy feature of the CareerBuilder app is that you can search and apply for jobs directly from your phone. You’ll be able to apply promptly for any new openings you see, allowing you the convenience of conducting your job search while on the subway, while waiting at the doctor’s office, or from the convenience of your sofa. Available for the iPhone, iPad, Android, or Blackberry for free.
Indeed.com has become an immensely popular job search site in recent years, thanks to its indexing of various job sites in one place. The Indeed app will allow you to search multiple sites in one place, saving you time and effort. Available for iPhone, iPad, or Android for free.
The great thing about JobAware is its functionality. Search for jobs, track your job search progress, and even do salary comparisons, all from the ease of your phone. Pick a profession and check out the national average salary, or simply narrow your search to average salaries in your area. Having this information at your fingertips can be helpful as you go in for salary negotiations. This app is free and is currently only available for the iPhone and iPad.
There’s never been an easier time to search for a job. With these smartphone apps, you’ll be able to conduct your job search from anywhere, applying for jobs with just a couple of clicks.