In the current economic situation, the job market has become more and more competitive. At ConsumerSearch, we have already reviewed the best job sites. Now, it's time to take things on the go. Thanks to apps, you can search and apply for jobs no matter where you are. Regardless if you're looking for a new job in the same industry or want to change careers entirely, consider one or more of the following apps to help you out. Happy job hunting!
Careerbuilder.com is one of the most popular job-search sites, and its smartphone app lets you access its features on the go. If you activate your device's location services, the app will find jobs nearby, or you can just perform traditional searches using keywords. Individual job listings include descriptions, qualification requirements, and salaries. Job hunters can save searches and set up alerts, add jobs to their favorites list, apply to jobs that interest them, and keep track of their uploaded resumes and any applications they've already submitted.
You can also visit our separate review of Careerbuilder.com.
If you've ever done any online job searching, you've probably used Monster.com. The company's mobile app lets you search, view and apply for jobs directly from your phone. Note that in order to apply, you will have to create a Monster account, which allows you to save resumes and cover letters. By customizing your email and push notifications, you can be alerted when new jobs are available that fit your criteria, including location. The app can use your mobile device's built-in GPS to find jobs near you.
Be sure to check out our full review of Monster.com as well.
Indeed.com lists millions of job vacancies from a variety of sources, and while other apps and websites are generally limited to jobs in the United States, Indeed also lists openings in Canada, the UK, Ireland, India, South Africa, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia. The app remembers your recent searches and will highlight new listings since your last visit. Additionally, you can save and share jobs that you're interested in (once you have an indeed.com login).
Our report on jobs websites also includes a full review of Indeed.com.
The mobile companion to the networking site LinkedIn.com lets you post status updates, browse your contacts, add new ones, follow industry news, participate in the groups you belong to, and peruse recommended jobs. The interface is slick, too. To access any of the app's functionality, you need to be logged into your LinkedIn acocunt. Job hunters may find the LinkedIn app particularly handy before an interview, since they can view the interviewer's profile and any possible ahared connections while they wait.
Our full review of LinkedIn.com has detailed feedback about the website.
iUSAJOBS (free for iPhone)
Government jobs are a world of their own, and as such, merit their own app. The iUSAJOBS app for iOS devices is the official mobile counterpart to the USAJOBS.com website, the U.S. government's official job source. Job-seekers can search for openings by title, agency, occupation, salary, location, and more. description, country, city and/or zip code. Logged-in users can save jobs, job searches, and track the status of applications they've submitted already. In addition, there are direct links to all of USAJOBS.com's official social media streams. The app is straightforward enough to use, but we found that it can be wonky at times, forcing us to re-login for no apparent reason. There's no offical version of this app for Android users, but an unofficial counterpart is available.