Living in the digital age of social media and smartphones has accelerated our ability to find and land that dream job. Whether you own an iPhone, an iPad, Blackberry or Android, there is a wide range of mobile apps with richly intuitive and dynamic features assisting you all all stages of the job search process. Track job listings, get updated alerts on customized searches, manage ad send your resume, connect with talent recruiters and get to know more about the hiring companies. Community Banks want their customers to be better-educated consumers with the best tools for financial success at their fingertips. Here are a few mobile solutions to help you improve your online job searches and business networking:
1. LinkedIn Mobile
LinkedIn Mobile (available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry and Windows) is a mobile app version of the popular business-oriented networking site with over 85 million users. Create a profile which can double as an online resume, network with other users, past or present colleagues, join groups according to your business or industry and learn more about the companies or positions when job hunting. Companies often use this app to looks for individuals with the skills or background needed for open positions.
2. Monster.com Mobile
Monster.com Mobile is one of the leading mobile job search apps (avaiable on iPhone or iPad). Search job posting from their real-time job board, manage your resume(s), get search notifications and apply to positions right from your device.
3. Careerbuilder.com Mobile
Careerbuilder.com Mobile is another popular job search app (available on iPhone, iPad, Android and Balckberry) where users can search the job board for real-time listings, get search alerts, manage resume(s) and cover letters, and apply directly to jobs lited on the board or saved in your favorites..
TweetMyJobs is a mobile recruitment app (available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Phone, or BlackBerry) providing users with customized job matches. This quick and easy to use app on your phone or online let’s users specify the title, industry and location of job opening, share resumes, and then select where notification are sent – text, email, etc. TweetMyJobs will recommend matches, relevant channels to get updates and friends for networking according to user searches.
5. Indeed.com Mobile
Indeed.com Mobile is an app versioin of this aggregate job search engine (available for iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Windows Phone and Blackberry). This app allows for simple and easy searches across multiple job boards, newspapers, magazines and more, by title, keyword, company or location. There are tools so users can manage their resumes, receive search notifications and learn more about the salaries and culture of hiring companies. In 2010, Indeed.com surpassed Monster.com as the most used job search site with over 60 million visitors each month.
6. Pocket Resume
Pocket Resume is the best mobile app for creating, maintaining and sending your resume available to iPhone and iPad users for 2.99. Craft a professionally formatted PDF resume right in the palm of your hand – the app does all of the work for you so can dazzle hiring managers. Users can also make real-time updates to resume(s) which you can be sent to anyone at anytime, from anywhere.
7. Interview Prep Questions
Once you’ve landed that initial in-person interview, Interview Prep Questions is a mobile app (available on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) to help you secure an offer of employment. These virtual flash cards will prepare you for typical interview questions so you can feel confident in front of hiring management. Don’t be caught without the answers to these 50 most common interview questions.
Bump is a mobile sharing app (available on iPhone, iPad and Android) allowing users to securely pass information – business cards, resume files and more – from device to another. So if you run into a friend who knows of a potential job position or a manager looking for that person with your skill set to work on their team, then Bump them your info and resume and land that dream job.
9. Lunch Meet
Lunch Meet is a mobile app (available on iPhone and iPad) – which works through LinkedIn – to join together users in the same area for lunch, coffee or drinks. Arrange a meeting with the manager of that company down the road to boost your chances of scoring an interview or link up with other experience consultants in your field to get vital career advice
10. Hidden Jobs
Hidden Jobs is simple mobile app (available on iPhone, iPad and Android) trying to connect users looking for employment to the millions of listings not advertised on internet job boards or newspapers. The app aggregates job announcements from press releases, magazines, online media and other platforms so you don’t have to run around. And it is an excellent resource for everyone from the experienced professional to the recent college grad. Like all mobile applications, job search applications can come with their share of security headaches, so be sure to only download apps from trusted sites, create and change strong passwords to protect personal information, and do not pass out personal information – such as your social security or identification number – to unknown networking partners.