Since the arrival of smartphones, we’ve become accustomed to having everything we need at our fingertips within a moment’s notice. Job searching is no exception. As we scroll through our phones for friendships, coupons, memes, and weather, we are also scrolling through and looking for remote job openings. So, how can we streamline this process?
By selecting a few essential apps and installing them on our phones, we can have direct access to remote job openings that fit our predetermined criteria.
What apps would be the most beneficial for you?
Here are seven job search apps that might fit the bill. Each and every one of these is free and available on Android and iOS.
Indeed Job Search is very similar to the online version of their job search site. It enables you to go through the entire process on your phone. There are multiple search options (by city, job title, company, etc.) and you can easily view new jobs added since your last search. Opportunities include full-time, part-time, contract, freelance, and internships. You can easily apply to jobs you select with your Indeed resume, or you can save or email your favorites for later.
Glassdoor Job Search provides access to the latest job listings as well as a look inside the company. They post things like salaries, company reviews, benefits, and office photos to give potential employees a real look inside the workplace. Glassdoor allows you to save your search by job title and location, and it also gives you push notifications as soon as the app finds new jobs you might like. Use Glassdoor’s ‘Know Your Worth’ tool to reveal how your market value has trended over time and how it compares to typical workers in the same field. And, it’s easy to follow your favorite companies for updates.
Monster Job Search – swipe right! Monster allows you to search through millions of new jobs and then apply by simply swiping right. Not only can you set up a profile and include your resume, but you can also adjust the filters and set up a location radius around you so that you find the best jobs near you. Monster claims to get job searchers interviews faster than any other app! The app also enables you to filter your search results for specific roles.
CareerBuilder Job Search provides up-to-date job postings at your fingertips. It helps you to prepare for your next position by highlighting what skills are needed for your next, better paying job and shows national salary ranges to help you negotiate. The app offers robust resume and search services, including the ability to take a photograph of your paper resume and use it to apply to jobs with the image or convert it to an editable digital version. CareerBuilder also offers jobs for all types of seekers, including part-time and remote positions.
LinkedIn is all about navigating your career with confidence and has a lot of features that revolve around networking, keeping up with connections, reading up on industry news, etc. In addition, they offer a full-functionality app, which includes job searching. The app allows you to search for jobs nearby and provides alerts so that you can stay on top of conversations and new opportunities. The QR code scanner is a unique option that allows you to find and connect people you meet on-the-go.
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ZipRecruiter allows you to search 100+ job boards at once and aims to shorten the time it takes you to find your next position. The app features one-tap applications, and it notifies you when your resume has been viewed. ZipRecruiter sends the best-matched jobs to your inbox daily and allows you to save jobs or searches for future reference.
Dice specializes in jobs in the tech field and helps you find your next job in tech fast and in your free time. A unique feature of Dice is its Siri shortcuts, allowing you to quickly connect to the app with your favorite ‘Hey Siri’ phrase. Because of the emphasis on tech, the app enables you to search for jobs by skill, programming language, or title. A salary predictor is included as is personalized recommendations that appear automatically to give you the advantage in your next job search.
How did you find your last position? Job search techniques and options are continually evolving. As you can see, many apps offer many awesome capabilities directly at your fingertips, hopefully simplifying your job hunting process. According to The Undercover Recruiter, 45% of job seekers are searching for jobs daily on their mobile device. This underscores the opportunity that apps offer to find the best and most relevant roles for you.
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Dawn Berryman is the founder and owner of MarketMommy.com and Market Mommy: The Blog, online marketing resources for mom entrepreneurs. Market Mommy shows moms how and where to market their businesses. She holds a B.A. from Indiana University in English, communications, and journalism and has worked in the marketing/communications field since 2002. She resides in rural Ohio with her husband, three children, and their Wheaten Terrier. Dawn has operated an online business since 2006 and has worked from home full-time since 2017. For more information, please see: Market Mommy.