This is a guest post from Khushboo Aulakh.
With social media controlling most facets of our lives, could mobile job hunting apps be far behind? Not at all! Mobile job hunting apps make is easier for social media users to search for jobs on the go and even manage their jobs through one interface. If you think the best way to find jobs is through the good old job websites of the past, you’re about to be proven wrong.
Quite a few job hunting apps cull jobs from various websites, streamlining your efforts into one place, and eliminating the need to visit several different websites to see an updated job list.
Because a busy job hunter needs to prepare for job interviews and network with prospective employers, here’s a list of three of the best mobile apps that will ease your task, allowing you to better manage your job hunting on the go.
Developed by Talent Zoo, this app helps you find new media, digital media, and advertising jobs. Both the mobile android and iPhone versions are synchronized with your online Talent Zoo account, allowing you to manage your jobs through an easy-to-navigate dashboard.
You can search for jobs and create custom alerts using keywords that specify your skills or talents. You can also apply to jobs and save jobs to apply later. The app also has a link to Talent Zoo’s blog, which is chock full of effective tips, advice, and industry insights.
The Talent Zoo app is free to use and can be downloaded through the links available at their website, or the Android Market and iPhone App Store.
The Monster.com job app is available for Android phones, Blackberry, Windows phone, iPhone and iPad, and comes from one of the most trusted job sites on the internet. The app is available in more than 20 languages, making it very user friendly and highly adaptive to the needs of the user.
There is no doubt that Monster.com has some of the best job listings of any job website, and the app is no different. You can get updates on latest jobs by creating custom alerts, manage multiple job applications and CV’s and all through a single easy to use interface.
The Career Center has links to helpful blog posts and advice on creating winning cover letters, optimising CV’s and more.
The job app can be downloaded from the Monster.com website. Depending on your location, you may have to download the app through your local Monster website.
Indeed.com’s site is one of the most user friendly job hunting websites. All you need to do is enter a keyword and city/country, and you’re presented with a list of recent jobs across all job portals. It like a one stop shop for your employment needs!
The Indeed.com mobile app works on much the same premise and is available for the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. You can save jobs that interest you to apply later or apply through the Indeed.com mobile dashboard.
Some other job related apps that could be useful are Craigslist, Simply Hired, and LinkedIn jobs.
About the Author: Written by Khushboo Aulakh on behalf of www.broadbandgenie.co.uk, the consumer comparison website. Visit us for iPad Genie deals and other mobile internet options to enhance your social media connectivity.
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