During your job search, you may find yourself in a bit of a rut. It could be that you aren’t finding open positions that spark your interest or that you have exhausted everyone in your network for help. If you find yourself at this point, it may be time to re-strategize your approach to finding your next career opportunity!
While using sites like LinkedIn and Indeed are always a good bet to find multiple opportunities, you may want to go beyond what the desktop versions of the sites have to offer. Now that most professionals have access to smart phones, job sites have taken to creating mobile apps in order to appeal to job seekers looking for quick and easy methods of applying to jobs. While some apps are an extension of their main websites, there are some that have more focused features on the mobile app space.
If you’re looking to test the waters of applying to jobs via mobile apps, here are 5 to consider:
The LinkedIn Job Search App
Not to be confused with the site’s main app, the LinkedIn Job Search app focuses specifically on finding you opportunities based on your profile history. While the site’s primary app is geared toward networking and profile maintenance, the Job Search app specifically focuses on that—job applications. As their main mobile resource for posting jobs, the LinkedIn Job Search app lists jobs based on your past experience and skills listed on your profile. The best part? Everything you save transfers over to your profile, so you’ll be able to go back and review your work later!
As one of the most popular job boards online, the Indeed app is also one of the most popular among those who extend their job search to their mobile devices. Though it isn’t much different than what you are able to see via their website, their app does provide the option of sending jobs you are interested to yourself for later. That way, if you want to tweak and fine-tune a particular application, you’ll be able to do so once you reach your computer later on.
Known as the “Tinder of job applications,” Jobr allows you to quickly browse and save jobs with the swipe of a finger. If you’re someone who already knows what you’re looking for, this application is well-suited to your needs. While it does require extra caution as an application immediately gets sent once you swipe right, it is a great way to find jobs that are tailored to your preferences.
If you’re someone who uses multiple job boards throughout your job search, you know that it can be tough to keep track of where you saw which jobs. Now, there’s an app for that. With Rake, users can save jobs from various job boards and keep them organized in one place. Additionally, Rake allows you to prepare applications and set-up reminders for application tracking and follow-up. Rake has a desktop version too, so it’s ideal if you’re working quickly on the go and want to give more attention to applications later.
While finding and applying to jobs is important, it’s also critical that you network with other professionals in your field during your search. While Reach won’t help you find a specific job, it will put you in touch with someone who can. Reach’s main focus is to identify and connect you with professionals and events in your area, helping you find opportunities to network with people you may not have otherwise connected with. The app will also provide you with personalized recommendations, so you’ll always have options when looking to meet up with someone to discuss future opportunities!