The Top 7 Apps for Your Job Search

by Vault Careers | January 07, 2015

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In today's competitive job market, you have to use every tool at your disposal. These seven apps can help you find job openings and make yourself look like the great applicant you are.

 

Resume Builder Pro

Resume Builder Pro

 

It's hard to get so much as an interview without a great resume that makes you look more qualified than other job applicants. Resume Builder Pro provides a flexible template that lets you include important information such as:

  • Contact information
  • Previous work experience
  • Education
  • References

If you already have a resume on your desktop or laptop computer, you can import it to Resume Builder Pro for convenience. There is a free version of the app, but it's not nearly as dynamic. With the Pro version, you can even get help from a professional editing service that will check your resume for misspellings, awkward phrases, and other common mistakes.

 

Treehouse

 Treehouse App

Price: Free, subscription required for some features

System: iOS and Android

Most of today's companies want to hire professionals who have technology skills. Treehouse offers a learning platform with hundreds of lessons that can teach you skills such as:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • Ruby
  • PHP
  • Python
  • Mobile app development

The app does more than offer video lessons with basic information. It gives learners a chance to test their skills with challenges that reinforce learning. Within a few weeks, you could complete the lesson tracks needed to qualify for tech-focused positions that require coding and business skills.

 

Hidden Jobs

Hidden Jobs

Price: $0.99

System: iOS

The Hidden Jobs app takes an active approach to finding companies with open positions that haven't been published on job hunting sites. It does this by searching the Internet for articles about company expansions. This information usually gets released before companies know exactly what types of employees they need to hire. If you act quickly, you could have your application in before anyone else. Hidden Jobs also uses Google to push open job alerts to your phone.

 

 

101 HR Interview Questions

HR Interview Questions

Price: Free

System: iOS and Android

A lot of people get anxious when preparing for interviews. For these people, writing a resume doesn't seem difficult because they can always revise. At an interview, though, you can't revise the words coming out of your mouth. 101 HR Interview Questions helps applicants prepare for the interview process. Once you practice answering common human resources questions, you can walk into the interview feeling confident.

 

LinkedIn

 LinkedIn App

Price: Free

System: iOS and Android

Some experts say that between 70 and 80 percent of job openings never get published. LinkedIn helps you build a network of like-minded professionals who can help you find unpublished positions. To get the most out of LinkedIn, you need to present yourself as a professional who knows how to meet goals efficiently. You'll find the best contacts by updating your job experiences, publishing articles, and joining professional groups.

 

Business Card Reader Pro

Business Card Reader Pro

Price: $5.99

System: iOS and Android

No one wants to walk around with a wallet full of business cards. Instead, put your smartphone to work for you. Keep things digital by uploading your business cards directly to a smartphone with reliable 4G data. There you can share and store tons of cards no matter where you go. There are plenty of free business card apps, but this paid version stands out as the best option. 

 

Textilus

Textilus

Price: $5.99
System: iOS

Textilus is the most powerful word processing app for iOS devices. It lets you read, write, and edit everything from Word documents to PDF files. It also lets you convert to different file types so you can send your resume, cover letter, or other documents to hiring managers in formats they prefer. Once you get used to writing and editing with Textilus, you may start typing more on your mobile device than your laptop.

These apps can help you during your job search, but they don't offer any guarantees. Do you have ideas that will put you at the top of the hiring process?

 

JT Ripton is a freelance business, marketing and career advice writer, who has written for sites like CareerBuilder.com, BusinessInsider.com, Entrepreneur.com and more. You can follow him on Twitter @JTRipton.

 

Filed Under: Interviewing | Job Search | Networking | Resumes & Cover Letters

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