The days of job searching with newspapers and we’re hiring notices have long since passed. Today a job seeker can find a job and apply from a mobile device. To make that process easier, here are the best applications for your handheld devices.
Top 10 FREE Apps for your Job Search
Free, online cloud storage system which allows users to save photos, documents, presentations and projects with any person who has an email address. Great for quick resume updates, on the spot presentations and document sharing.
Beyond.com Search Jobs iPhone App (free)
The Beyond.com Search Jobs iPhone App allows job seekers to search for jobs, save jobs, and email job listings so you can access them from your computer.
With the use of an ipad, users can write and send personal handwritten thank you cards without the sluggishness of snail mail.
Similar to the online website, the application allows you to search and save occupation searches and email listings to yourself or others.
LinkedIn, the mecca of all online professional networking sites provides access to profiles, contacts and a plethora of articles and resources. LinkedIn allows users to take their professional network with them wherever they go.
The LinkUp Job Search Engine app lets users search for jobs on company web sites by keyword, location, company, and category. You can save jobs to your Favorites and access them via browser or feedreader. Searches can be saved and you can apply to jobs through your iPhone and/or email job openings to yourself or a friend.
Proven is an app you can use to search and apply for jobs on Craigslist and Indeed. You can import multiple copies of your resume and cover letters, access your application materials and apply for job postings directly from your phone. You can also save or share the job posting and apply later on. The app also tracks applications.
Please Note: Especially with Craigslist job postings, it’s important to avoid job scams.
Real Time Jobs (free)
The Real Time Jobs app, from TwitterJobSearch, allows users to find an apply for jobs with a single tap. Job seekers can attach an online CV or resume, a social media profile, and/or a video CV to job offers that have been posted to Twitter with a single click.
Twitter provides instant access to updates, and companies have been posting jobs since its start. TweetMyJobs provides users the opportunity to save specific searches based on their occupational needs.
BeamME is an application that allows users to send virtual business cards. “Vcards” can be sent to devices via SMS and email. The recipient typically only has to open the message and click one button to add you to their contact list with no special phone, software or registration required.
Here are a few more recommended from About.com that are not free; view the complete list here.
Good Job (1.99)
Good Job enables users to manage job search activities like tasks, events, follow ups and interviews. You can save an unlimited number of jobs and contacts and you can save your login information for some job and company sites.
Hidden Jobs App (.99)
Statistics show that 80% of job openings are never advertised. With the Hidden Jobs App you can discover many of these positions at companies that are expanding and making news. This app tracks company job announcements from newspapers, online media and press release sources. Currently tracking over 300,000 of new jobs across the U.S. It’s updated daily and lets you browse by state. The app will display the number of jobs being created alongside the company name and state. Then it will connect you to the article that mentions the jobs so you can read it. Available for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad.
Job Frenzy (.99)
Job Frenzy is powered by the job search engine Indeed.com. Users can search for jobs by email and location then save the jobs and email them to themselves or a friend.
Now Hiring (.99)
The Now Hiring application allows users to search US and international job sites. With Now Hiring, users can filter their searches by location, full time/part time, date posted, and many more options. With the favorites tab, it is easy to pick up where you left off and email listings with the touch of a button. Now Hiring list jobs in the US, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, and India.
Resume PRO (1.99)
Create a PDF resume on your phone with Resume PRO by inputting personal and professional information. You can preview your resume and email as a PDF to yourself or someone else. There’s also a generic cover letter you can include when you send your resume.