4 Best Job-Searching Apps
When job hunting, we tend to spend an excessive amount of time on Craigslist, fine-tuning our resumes, and even shelling out money for profiles and promotions on various websites. While you’ll probably have to continue spending exorbitant amounts of time updating your resume, there are several apps out there that can help you manage your job applications on the go. With graduation behind you, or right around the corner, it’s never too late to start looking for your first job out of college. Check out these four apps that will help you manage and organize your job hunt to land that perfect first job!
Craigslist is one of the most widely known ways to find an entry-level position in numerous fields.
With Mokriya Craigslist, you pay just 99 cents to unlock the ability to set favorites and alerts on listings. It’s a great way to stay up to date on the latest want ads before they’re bombarded with too much spam. Turn on your notifications, and ensure you’re the first applicant to any position, without being tied to your computer all day and night.
Using geolocation technology, the CareerBuilder app automatically distinguishes your location, recommends jobs, and allows you to search in various cities and states. The app is very user-friendly, and syncs all of your resumes, cover letters, saved jobs, and applied-to jobs for on-the-go convenience. You can even explore the competition you have for a job to see how likely it is you’ll get it, and how much time you should devote to it.
Reader – Feedly
There are tons of different kinds of readers out there, but with Google Reader pulling out, how do you know which one is best? Luckily, experience and reviews tell us there are worthy alternatives.
Feedly is one of the best readers for different feeds, and it grew in popularity due to its ability to sync with Google Reader. Despite Google’s removal from the field, there are additional features that keep Feedly in the game, such as the ease of following specific sites and categories, or more general topics. Why is this one so great for job-hunting? It comes with a “save for later” feature, as well as history, so you can recall all those jobs you might be interested in, without sending a million links to your email address.
If you’re looking to make a little cash in the freelancing world, Elance is one of the best free sites you can use to build a reliable portfolio and guarantee your clients pay you. The best way to ensure you get first dibs on the latest projects is to check it regularly using their user-friendly app. You can also search for specific companies and fields, so you’re the first to know when they post a new job. Sifting through want ads can be tedious, but when you’re on the go, it’s a great way to fill your waiting time.
Any other great apps or job-hunting sites we should know about? I’d love to try out your suggestions so leave them in the comments!
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