Smartphone Job Apps That Find You a Job

Sometimes it can be difficult to search for a job when you’re actually out interviewing and doing all the things you need to do in order to find a job. In addition to beating the pavement, your massive job search entails a lot of perusing online databases, which can be tough if you’re not sitting in front of your computer.

In the interest of saving time, wouldn’t it be nice if you could continue looking for a job while you were on a bus, train, or airplane without even booting up your computer? Or surf the “help wanted” parts of the Internet while sitting in an airport or waiting to see your doctor? As it turns out you can, because your smartphone is yet another gateway to some of the most comprehensive job databases around. As you can imagine there’s an app for just about everything today, and searching for a job is no exception. So depending on which smartphone you love, let me introduce you to some of the most popular job hunting apps currently available. (And the best part? They all offer free versions, if you don’t want to initially commit to the paid versions.)

Apps on the iPhone

Find Jobs

Last year Manpower.com helped over 3.5 million people find jobs all over the world. Their iPhone job app Find Jobs allows you to search the Manpower database by employment type (full time, part time, or temporary), and apply for jobs using your LinkedIn profile to build a resume. You can also save searches and set up alerts so that you’re notified when new jobs in your search categories become available.

iJobs

Mobilintelligence’s iJobs pulls together thousands of job database sources into one convenient app. Not only can you filter your job search by category, company, title, industry, or employee type, but also by zip code (with a range slider) if you’re looking to relocate. Plus, you can save your last search, save your favorite listings, and auto-detect your current location.

JobCompass

If you travel a lot and wonder what jobs are available in the city you’re currently visiting, then Securicy Venture’s JobCompass is the app for you. JobCompass searches over 2 million jobs and then plots its findings on Google Maps in relation to your auto-detected location. This app is perfect if you’ve moved to a new city and are looking for work near your new home, as this video shows:

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Real-Time Jobs

WorkDigital Ltd boasts that they have the first real-time job search app, which they have dubbed (appropriately) Real-Time Jobs. The app lists job postings from all over the world then uses TwitterJobSearch to tweet your job pitch enhanced by Real-Time Job’s QuickPitch technology. WorkDigital swears that Real-Time Job is the fastest way to get a jump on new job openings.

A+ iFindJob

Easy-to-use with basic functions Hana Mobile’s A+ iFindJob finds job listings (only in the U.S.) through literally millions of sources, including job sites, company webpages, newspapers, professional associations, and more, yet they allow you to view these postings without ever leaving the app. Search on popular keywords such as title, company, and location, and save your favorite searches to use later.

Apps on the Android

HireADroid

HireADroid is the number one job search app on the Android. Partnering with Beyond.com, HireADroid has access to Beyond.com’s entire job database. You can search based on title or location, save job postings to your “favorites”, and apply for a job directly from the app via email or tweet.

JobFinder

One of the most popular job apps around, MotionT’s JobFinder is one stop-shopping for job postings, including LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Indeed, Craigslist, Oodle, Simply Hired, Monster.com, Dice, and more. Users can upload a resume to send out directly from the app, as well contact jobs listed directly via email and Twitter.

Apps on the Blackberry

Jobs in Motion

Here’s an ironic twist; Research in Motion is the company that makes Blackberry smartphones AND they make a neat little job app called Jobs in Motion that runs on both the Blackberry and Android…but apparently it looks better on the Android. (Say what?) Cool features: Shows you all the current job postings on the Research in Motion database. Connects directly to Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn so you can make contact directly from the app.

Find Your Next Job

Selby Jennings Group’s Find Your Next Job posts jobs available in the U.S., Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. In addition to regular job listings, they also provide interview tips, relevant RSS feeds, job market updates, and mentor advice. You search across job categories, as well as industries.

Search Jobs Beyond

Search Jobs Beyond is also brought to you by Beyond.com, however, it focuses on niche markets, top-tier industries, and local career websites (for regional job searches). Searches are by location, keywords, and detailed job descriptions. Over 25 niche industries are represented with thousands of job postings among them.

So what are you waiting for? If you have to pay that smartphone data plan every month anyway, you might as well make your phone go to work for you. Wouldn’t be cool if your phone actually got you job? (Now there’s an argument for an upgrade.)

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One Comment

  1. Amy Wright
    Posted October 1, 2011 at 3:31 pm | Permalink

    Great article!

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