The modern-day job search involves a lot more than scanning the job boards and submitting a resume online - it involves staying current with what is going on in your industry, actively seeking out new opportunities and connections, and presenting an exceptional attention to detail when it comes to your professional documents and knowledge about potential employers. Good thing, there are apps for that!
- The premier online social networking platform for business professionals is an absolute must for all job hunters. LinkedIn is the only social network that truly connects employers and recruiters with job applicants. LunchMeet
- This networking app connects to your LinkedIn
account and uses geo-targeting to find industry-specific contacts who may be open to networking. Just connect through LunchMeet, grab lunch or coffee and discuss your industry or career opportunities. If you're looking to expand your business circle, this could be the app for you. It's also a great way to find a mentor or discover a hidden job lead.Interview Prep Questions
- Are you freaking out because you have a big interview coming up? Turn on your phone and start practicing. This app offers a wide range of practice questions and will even suggest answers if you're stumped. You can then take those answers and personalize them so they fit your unique qualifications and background. Preparation is the name of the game when it comes to interviewing, and this app helps you prepare on the go.Jobs You'll Love
- Wish job boards could read your mind? This app is like Pandora
for the job seeker: it uses your job preferences to help you find the perfect position.
Every job viewed by a user can be saved, shared or even disliked. Based on these preferences, the app will recommend other great jobs for you. So the more you use the app, the more it gets to know you - it's like getting great job advice from a friend you keep in your pocket.
JobJuice - This app is a great learning tool for job seekers looking to incorporate social media into the hunt for great opportunities. The app aims to help job seekers take advantage of social media to build their personal brand, research and target key companies, and reach out to hiring managers without breaching online etiquette.
Evernote - This app is like a Post-It Note made electronic and Internet- savvy. It allows users to "capture everything" via typed note of text, a pic, or a screenshot. So next time you see something interesting on-the-go and are reminded of someone you want to share it with or an idea you want to research further, you can easily document it! Very nifty, and very recommended for staying organized and full of interesting information.