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5 Smart Phone Apps For Job Search

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Looking for a job? There’s an app for that.

Today’s technology is so far advanced that it can actually help you find your dream job. It’s an amazing thing. And there are actually several apps out there that help you find the jobs you’re looking for, that you can customize and adjust to your needs.

In no particular order, here are five smart phone apps for finding jobs in and around your area:

1. Job Compass
This is an app for both iPhones and Android OS phones. Job Compass can use the location information on your phone to find job openings near you. It plots the job on the map, showing you where openings are. You can even apply for the jobs through your phone. One of the best things about this app is that it’s free!

2. LinkedUp
We all know what LinkedIn is. For those of you who don’t (what rock have you been hiding under?), LinkedIn is a social network that focuses on business and careers. Kind of like Facebook for professionals. Now, with the free app LinkedUp, you can search for jobs and contractors, send messages, manage your profile, and research companies on your smart phone.

3. Resume App
We all know that resumes are sometimes difficult to make. Where do you start, for example? Plus you want it to look professional, and clean, and impressive. Guess what? Yes. There’s an app for that! (That’ll be our motto from now on.) This app by Vurgood Applications is designed to let you build your resume from your phone and then export it to PDF. It has sample resumes to help you along, and you can email the resume directly to yourself (for printing), or to your prospective employers. Isn’t that neat?

4. Job Hunter
This app is free for Microsoft Windows Phone 7 Phones. Job Hunter uses MotionIT’s job search engine and mapping from Google Maps. With this app, designed and developed by Rework Studios (who brought to you the JobFinder app for Android OS phones), you can search across several job hunting sites (e.g. CareerBuilder, Indeed, Dice, etc). You can also search for jobs according to title, company, source, and date.

5. MyJobs Job Search Organizer
This is a free app for you Apple users. This is a handy tool that will help you get organized once the resumes are sent out and the interviews come rolling in. Kind of like a mini personal assistant for all your job hunting needs. The idea is, you can organize them into categories like “active jobs, closing jobs, jobs to follow up on, and jobs for interviews”. There’s also a calendar you can mark your job interviews on.

These are just some of the apps that can help you look through your jobs. Other bonus apps are JobTweet Job Search, which searches the Twitterverse for news of employment opportunities (I found this to be really nifty), and Craigster, which gives you access to postings on your phone.

All these apps work everywhere, whether you’re from the United States, in London, or in Denmark. Speaking of, if you’re in Denmark and between jobs, I’d encourage you to learn about unemployment insurance fund from sites such as A-kasse-priser to know about financial support when you find yourself unemployed.

Happy hunting, folks!

Nikki dela Paz writes about all things Danish for international readers.

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