If you’re in a job search, you need all the support you can get. Family, friends, your network of former coworkers – they’re all helpful when they can be. What you really need is a friend who can guide you when you get lost, find the nearest Indian restaurant, deliver inspiring music and coupons on demand, and help you find your dream job. Sound too good to be true? Maybe for a mere human, but not for your smart phone.
Current smartphone models are not just made to call and text; they can also act as your personal assistant. And for users in a job search, well, there’s an app for that. Several, in fact.
Here is a list of the top 7 smartphone apps to help you find your dream job, reviewed by Danny Ashton, who blogs daily at Android Tablet Fanatic.
This application is actually one of the first and the best apps that came out in the job and career search niche. Careerbuilder.com allows you to search for new job postings in your zip code on the go. This app is free.
As the name suggests, this app will help you find your next job by accessing classified ads and job postings from online third party job sites and companies. Free.
3. Job Compass
Job Compass is an application that helps you locate the available job openings based on geography. On vacation, or traveling for business? This app will use GPS to pinpoint your location and find companies near you that have available jobs. Free.
4. LinkUp Job Search Engine
This job search engine app for your smartphone allows you to find jobs on company website listings. You type keywords, your desired location, preferred company and position, etc. You can apply directly with your phone. Free.
iJobs will allow you to search over a million job listings via smartphone. You enter preferences and a list of available jobs appears. Browse and apply. (.99)
Indeed.com is a search engine that you can install on your smartphone. It has a feature that remembers the preferences you input so there’s no need to retype your job specifications. Free.
Twitter is one of the leading social networking sites today, and not just for bored celebrities. Companies are one of the leading Twitter users; they tweet thousands of jobs each day. JobTweet keeps you updated on the latest jobs posted on Twitter – you can follow an industry or occupation clusters such as Marketing or Engineering. Free.