Using Your Phone to Find a Job

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Searching for a job isn’t how it used to be. You can’t simply walk in, give them your resume, have an interview, and get hired all in one visit. Most places don’t even allow walk in applicants anymore. One way to make the hunt a little easier is by using your phone and different apps to help you find a job. These apps were designed to help you find a job, network, and get your information and skills out to employers. Hopefully, with a little help from these apps, you will find a job in a snap!

Pocket Resume

Some people have troubles creating their resumes, or aren’t sure what exactly should go in a resume. The Pocket Resume app helps you create a resume and export it as a PDF. Users simply add in information for each field of the resumes, and the app generates a resume with the proper formatting. You can also reorganize and rename sections so that your resume stands out to employers and is as unique as you are. Once you have finished creating your resume, you can easily email it using the email account that is set up on your phone. They are also working on making it compatible with job sites like CareerBuilder, Monster, and LinkedIn. The app costs $2.99 and is available for iPhones and iPads, Android phones and tablets, and blackberry.

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the social media site that lets you connect with others in your field. Using the LinkedIn app, you can update your profile with different skills, upload a resume, and connect with previous co-workers or others in your field. You can also search for jobs, and depending on your account type, you can even contact employers. LinkedIn will help you make the valuable connections with employers that can land you your dream job. This app does require internet connection or phones with 4G from T-Mobile, or 4G and WiFi capabilities.

Career Builder

The Career Builder app lets you search for jobs based on keywords, location, or even skill set. If you have an account on the CareerBuilder website, you can sync your account with the app. Once it is synced, you will have access to your resumes and jobs you have saved or already applied to. While using the app, you can narrow down your job search based on your current location from your phone’s GPS to show you jobs in your area that may be of interest to you. You can quickly and easily apply to jobs and send your resume straight from the app. Career Builder is a free app that is available on iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets.

Interview Prep Questions

Whether you have landed your first job interview ever, or it’s been a while since your last one, being prepared for the interview is very important. Being prepared means not only looking at the company’s information before the interview, but it also means being ready to answer some difficult questions. The Interview Prep Questions app helps get you ready for a variety of different questions that an employer might ask in an interview. The app uses flash cards to help prepare you, and even have tips and advice for each question. You can easily save your favorite questions, ignore the ones you have mastered, or search for questions you have a hard time with. There is a free version and a pro version of the Interview Prep Questions app by Simpaddico, LLC and is available through both iTunes and Google Play.

iFreelancer

Whether you are in-between jobs, need some extra cash, or get most of your business from freelance jobs, this app can help you find freelance projects. iFreelancer lets you check for jobs using your phone, and receive push notifications about possible jobs. The app searches for projects that are listed on Elance, Odesk, Freelancer, and other sites. You can create different categories letting you get jobs that you are interested in. Using this app, you can find jobs, add them to your favorites, email jobs, and even share projects over WiFi. Freelance jobs and projects are a great way to gain experience, hone your skills, and earn some extra cash. iFreelancers is currently only available for iPhones, iPads, and iPod touch.

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Whitney Adams is a freelance writer for AndGeeks.com. Whitney's articles tend to delve into the more technical and complex problems that society struggles with when it comes to technology. She loves breaking those problems down and offering clear, bite-sized solutions for the average user. When she's not online or surfing Pinterest, Whitney and her camera enjoy taking walks around her quaint home town and exploring the antique markets.

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