You can’t always make it to your laptop for a deep job-hunting sesh. Maybe you’re always scanning for greener pastures or you’re hoping to book some interviews when you’re on the clock (no judgment).
Don’t limit yourself to sites alone. Just like everything else, job-hunting can be done on the go.
Best job-hunting apps
LinkedIn Job Search
If you’re hunting for a job, you probably already have a LinkedIn profile.
And while the main social site is great for making connections that could lead to a job opportunity, LinkedIn’s Job Search allows you to cut to the chase.
You can choose to browse through opportunities, easily using your profile as a resume when you apply. Filter by job title, industry, pay, or company — and make your move.
If you prefer to take a passive approach, you can let LinkedIn know and they’ll recommend opportunities that fit your goals and skill set. What’s more, the site knows that job-hunting can be a sensitive matter when it comes to your boss. They’ll keep your hunt on the DL — no problem.
Thought Facebook was all fun and fake news? Think again! Good old FB is home to a massive job board, perfect for finding a whole host of open opportunities. You can find the Jobs section within your Facebook app — no need to download a separate application.
When a posting fits the bill, you can tap the “Apply Now” button and you’ll be redirected to the employer’s Facebook page. Then hit the button again and the application will fill in your details based on what you’ve included in your public profile. If you’re more of a private browser, you can introduce yourself in 1,000 characters instead.
Job Search Switch
Job Search Switch, uh, switches up the job-hunting process. It’s an anonymous app that matches you with hiring managers based on credentials alone. Like Bumble and Tinder, you’ll swipe to indicate your interest in a particular opportunity.
What’s cool about this app is that your identity is revealed only when you match with an employer, which stands to make things interesting.
The only downside is that the app is relatively new. So, you’re not going to have access to the same pool of potential matches as you might on something like Indeed. Sometimes, that might not be such a bad thing. The fewer people who know about a tool, the less competition you’ll have to measure up against.
Glassdoor is one of the biggest players in the job-hunting and salary information game. The mobile app brings all the same opportunities to your phone as you’ll find on the computer. It makes it super easy to look at potential opportunities and conducting some background research beforehand.
We should warn you — Glassdoor mobile can be a little overwhelming. The app will ask you to complete applications on your phone. Unfortunately, this can be a real pain. Still, you can save jobs and look at salaries. There’s also the added joy/time waster that is reading the bad reviews former employees anonymously post.
Hirewire is another interesting option for people who need to lock down a job in a crunch.
You’ll download the app, input your info, and record a video interview. Hiring managers in need of staff can use the app to book interviews and get you hired within 24 hours.
The jobs you’ll find on the app tend to fall into the serving or retail categories, which makes sense given the short time frame. If this is the kind of thing you’re after, Hirewire may be a good bet. LinkedIn, Glassdoor, and Indeed tend to work best for people with more “office” experience, which you won’t need on Hirewire.
Good & Co
Good & Co presents another novel approach to the job hunt. The app aims to help you find a job that’s a good fit before you waste your time in interviews. This app will have you take a few personality tests that highlight your strengths, your work style, and how you’d fit in with other people.
Good & Co doesn’t allow you to apply to jobs directly, but they’ll highlight open roles and direct you to the right place to fill out an application. Naturally, this might not be the most practical approach, but anyone who loves a good personality test is bound to enjoy themselves.