by Jason Edelman
Finding a job used to be an even bigger chore – you had to go door to door dropping off your printed résumé, pick up and pour over every single newspaper in your area daily in fear of letting any opportunities pass you by, and cold call any number you could find.
Then the Internet came along and with it the possibility to have the relevant offers delivered to your email in a personalized, civilized fashion. Now, with the advent of mobile technology, finding a job is becoming even easier. Thanks to an abundance of apps available on both Android and iOS, which are dedicated to making your task much easier, you can even surf for jobs while out at the bar with your friends.
Top 5 Job Hunting Apps Of 2014
The most famous of professional social networking websites is pretty much a no-brainer when it comes to finding a job. Like most social media, LinkedIn has a free, dedicated app for both Android and Apple devices, which lets you build a network of contacts, as well as, showcase your qualifications, and a good job board with several criteria to sort the relevant offers. The app is easy to connect to, intuitive to navigate at all times, and easy to find and connect to professional acquaintances, which makes it a top tool for job seekers.
Indeed is, at its core, a free job board accessible via web or iPhone and Android devices. This popular, straightforward app aggregates offers from reputable sources and companies, letting you filter them by several criteria, including location, field, and salary. The best features of the app are that you can get the latest offers sent to your email, save the offers to apply later, or apply directly using the app.
3. Simply Hired
Simply Hired is essentially the same concept as Indeed. This free app, which is available both on the App Store and Google Play, is a job search engine like Indeed. It gathers all the latest offers from all kinds of sources, including other boards and actual companies’ websites. As with Indeed, you can refine your searches, sign up for notifications, and you can use the app directly to apply for jobs if you have previously uploaded your résumé into your account. What may be on one website may not be on another, so keeping your eye on multiple job boards is essential.
4. Job Compass
This free app is only available for iOS devices, but it’s definitely worth a try if you have an iPhone or an iPad. Job Compass earns its place among the best job hunting apps because it focuses on finding offers which are close to you. The app uses your device’s GPS to track and show the location of the job offer in relation to your position, which is quite neat and useful in sparing you long commutes. Alternatively, it, also, allows you to look for job offers at specific locations and apply for them within the app.
Finally, rounding up our top 5 best job hunting apps is Snagajob, which is free for Android and iOS users. This app is a job board, much like the others, but it focuses on hourly jobs, namely those in retail, customer service, restaurants and the like. Besides the usual features, Snagajob shows the location of any given job offer on a map, and offers job hunting and career tips, making it a perfect choice for beginners.
Finding the perfect job is a much easier task when you employ apps like these, and we’re sure that you’ll be able to find your dream position using one or a combination of these job hunting apps to help you network, find jobs, and easily apply for them. The rest is up to you!
This post was written by Jason Edelman of Fueled, the premier agency for iPhone app design and Android app development in New York City.