10 Best iPhone and iPad Applications for Job Seekers
Santa delivered a number of iPhones and iPads on Christmas. With over half million apps available you can select some to assist you with your job search (when you aren’t playing Plants vs. Zombies that is).
The following apps will help you while you are on the go, will help move the search process along, and help to make sure you don’t miss out on any opportunity that becomes available.
Many people update their Facebook statuses from their iPhone, but have you ever thought of keeping your LinkedIn status up to date? This app allows you to do just that, as well as receive the latest updates from your network. If you’re about to head into a meeting or meet someone at an event, you can quickly look them up to see if you have any connections to them in your professional social network.
iPQ Career Planner (Free)
Have some extra time while you’re waiting for your next appointment? Use the time to brush up on your career skills with this app. You can take an assessment to determine the jobs for which you’re best suited. The app looks at your skills and makes recommendations for related jobs. It’s particularly excellent for recent grads or those who want a managerial role. In addition, iPQ’s site offers career guidance resources and questionnaires to help you hone in on what you really want to do in your career.
Stay up to date on the latest job openings no matter where you are. This application posts listings found only on company websites, so you won’t run into any scams, duplicates, or positions that have already been filled. Easily search by keyword, location, company, or category, and then apply straight from your device or email it to yourself to apply later.
Jobs by CareerBuilder.com (Free)
Another job search application that is connected to the popular website CareerBuilder.com. Plus, you can search and apply for jobs right from your device. What makes it unique is the ability to utilize GPS to find jobs nearest to your current location!
Find jobs using Indeed.com – the most comprehensive search engine for jobs. Indeed is a powerful job search aggregator that collects job listings from all the major job search engines and job boards into one convenient location for you to review.
Pocket Resume ($2.99)
Pocket Resume is the best-selling app that uses class-leading PDF rendering technology allowing you to create, maintain, and email your resume straight from your iPhone.
Great Career from Stephen Covey ($4.99)
If you’re a personal development fan, like I am, you’ll enjoy this application from Stephen Covey, author of Great Work, Great Career. Watch the videos, read the content, and use the interactive exercises and tools to discover your strengths, create your “contribution statement,” build a network of people to help you, and much more.
SnapDat Digital Business Cards (FREE)
The #1 app for designing and sending digital business cards directly from your iPhone! You can create unlimited digital business cards with a provided template or picture and can email it instantly to your contact’s address.
Business Card Reader ($5.99)
You’ve attending a networking event, and now you have a pile of business cards. How do you keep them organized? Save yourself the time of inputting the information with this application. Simply photograph the business card, and the Reader will instantly enter the information into your contacts.
Interview Questions Pro ($0.99)
You have the interview – now, you have shine in the interview. This app allows you to customize your preparation and covers a wide variety of topics you might be asked about. It is essential to be well prepared and this will help you do it.
There are many other apps to help you. If you have any additional suggestions please let me know.
I look forward to hearing from you!