These days, there seems to be a mobile app for absolutely everything, and job seekers have not been forgotten. Search “jobs” in the Android or iTunes stores and you can spend hours browsing through the hundreds of apps that have been developed to promote jobs, give advice, and prepare you for the interview.
Below are six apps that I have personally used and highly recommend to those who are looking for a job, preparing for an interview, or trying to develop their network and personal brand.
Indeed (free) – this app was developed by the fastest growing job search site and provides you with access Indeed’s enormous database of jobs aggregated from all over the web – including Monster and Careerbuilder. You can share jobs, read company reviews, and in some instances, apply online.
Monster Interviews (free) – this app developed by Monster.com provides users with the opportunity to track and prepare for their job interviews. Read through job interviewing tips or practice answering common interview questions.
MindTools DX (free) – this an app full of quizzes and articles to help you assess and develop your professional skills. Use this app to enhance your leadership, time management, communication, decision making, and project management skills.
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CamCard ($ 2.99) – this app allows you to scan and organize business cards. It’s a great way to keep track of your network. It saves your cards on the Cloud, so you can access them from multiple devices and you can share a card using a QR code.
LinkedIn (free) – the app version of the largest professional networking site out there – with many of the same features. Access your messages, groups, and network updates on the go.
Job Interview Question & Answer by Career Confidential (free or paid) – this app is a good way to go through and practice some of the most popular interview questions. You can practice your answers and watch videos of “good” answers to help you prepare.
Using apps like these is a great way to search jobs, build your network, and polish your brand, all in the palm of your hands.
Mike Spinale is a corporate Human Resources leader at a healthcare information technology company located outside of Boston, Massachusetts and is an adjunct professor at Southern New Hampshire University. He has over eight years of experience in HR and management including career counseling, recruitment, staffing, employment branding, and talent management. Mike has dedicated his HR career to modern views on the field – HR is not about the personnel files – it’s about bringing on the best talent, ensuring they’re in the right seat, and keeping them motivated and growing in their careers. In addition, Mike is the author of the CareerSpin blog where he offers advice and opinion on job search, personal & employment branding, recruiting, and HR. Mike is a certified Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Babson College. He is also a board member of the Metro-North Regional Employment Board, a board which sets workforce development policy for Boston’s Metro-North region, and an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Northeast Human Resources Association.