Mobile apps are more than abundant today. And for every app that’s useful, fun or intuitive, there’s an app that is, well, none of those things. So, whether you want an app for tracking your fitness or ordering lunch, taking time to assess which apps are the most download-worthy is a wise move.
Job search apps are one type of mobile app you’ll absolutely want to research. You don’t want to download apps that aren’t going to be effective at helping you quickly find and apply for the job opportunities that interest you most.
To make your research less time-consuming, here’s a look at 11 of the best job search apps:
1. Robert Half
The Robert Half app is designed to make it easy for you to find a job you’ll love. You can search and apply to full-time, temporary, project and temp-to-hire positions directly from the free app, and you’ll receive personalized job recommendations based on your experience and desired commute.
Plus, you get the support of Robert Half’s 15,000 recruiters, who are dedicated to helping candidates like you find the right match. They advocate on your behalf so hiring managers see your full potential, giving you a leg up in your job search.
With Robert Half’s easy-to-use job search app, you can:
- Access job listings that aren’t posted anywhere else.
- Instantly apply to jobs with one tap.
- Save jobs that interest you for comparison and to easily apply to later.
- Track your application status.
- Upload and build your resume right from your phone.
You can also use Robert Half’s app to register for Robert Half Direct and get even more benefits. When you match with an employer, you connect directly with the hiring manager and communicate with them one-on-one throughout the process. You have full visibility and can see where you stand with each company at all times.
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The CareerBuilder Job Search app gives you the ability to use augmented reality (AR) to view jobs that are available in your immediate surroundings. You can also access the app’s map view to see job postings near you. And you can add filters such as job title, salary or distance to help narrow your search and view opportunities that are most relevant to you.
The app includes features that can help prepare you for your next job. For example, you can find out which skills are needed for a higher-paying position you aspire to and learn which job titles you may want to target if you’re aiming to advance your career.
You can also use your smartphone to take a photo of your paper resume and use the image to apply to jobs or convert it to an editable digital text version. Or, if you need to create a resume, the app’s resume builder tool lets you build one from scratch.
Glassdoor’s mobile app provides access to millions of job listings, as well as company reviews by current and former employees — just as you’d find on Glassdoor’s website. The reviews are meant to provide insight into the employer’s benefits, corporate culture and more. You can also learn what interview questions particular companies typically ask.
Glassdoor lets you save or apply for jobs directly from your smartphone and receive instant push notifications when employers post new job listings that match your criteria. You can swipe on a job listing to email it, view the company profile, follow the company and more. Additionally, the app includes a “Know Your Worth” tool to help you track your market value as a professional over time.
The Monster Job Search app is designed a bit like a dating app: You can swipe right to apply to a job and swipe left to pass. And you’ll get an alert when an employer you’ve sent your resume to wants to interview you. Another feature of the app is an “in-app career concierge” that offers job search tips and can also answer questions about using the app.
You can use the Monster Job Search app to sift through the jobs on Monster’s site. Some job descriptions now include videos created by employers, recruiters and other hiring specialists.
With the Indeed Job Search app, you can peruse Indeed’s database of millions of positions from thousands of company websites and job boards. You can search for full-time work and freelance positions, and everything in-between, in more than 60 countries and 28 languages. And you can use GPS to find jobs in cities near you.
Indeed’s job search app also alerts you to new jobs that have been added since your last search on Indeed. You can set reminders to apply to jobs, and, when you’re ready, you can use the app to send your resume and include a personalized message for the employer.
This job search app lets you search more than 100 job boards at once. You can search by job title or location and include keywords. ZipRecruiter sends relevant job matches, based on your personalized search criteria, to your inbox daily.
When you see an appealing opportunity, you can apply straight from the ZipRecruiter Job Search app or save jobs or searches for a later time. And when an employer reviews your resume, ZipRecruiter sends you a notification.
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LinkUp promises users “verified, up-to-date job listings directly from employer websites.” It updates its index of more than 2 million jobs from 30,000 company websites daily and works to eliminate duplicates, hoaxes, scams and other issues that can complicate job search efforts.
The LinkUp app lets you save and view previous searches or favorites, receive notifications about relevant new jobs, and apply directly for positions from your mobile device. You can also instantly email job listings from LinkUp to yourself or others.
Snag, formerly known as Snagajob, is a job search app that helps employers get a glimpse into your personality. You can add a personality quiz to your profile so hiring managers can learn more about your strengths. You can also include a video to showcase your individuality even more.
The Snag app lets you target your job search by location, keywords and other criteria. You can also find jobs in your area using map search. When you find a full-time, part-time or entry-level job you like, you can apply with one click.
Personality comes into play with the Good&Co. Culture Fit Jobs app as well — in a science-based way. The tool’s “cultural fit AI” algorithm helps connect you with jobs and employers that align well with your unique personality traits. It uses information from your profile and your responses to fun, psychology-backed personality quizzes to create a customized, advanced job finder tool. Once you have more insight into your hidden strengths and work style, you can search for jobs and apply for them directly from the Good&Co. Culture Fit Jobs app.
Job seekers using the Planted app to find roles with fast-growing companies receive curated posts based on what they do while on the platform, in addition to the user profile they create. So, as you apply for jobs on Planted, the platform learns from your activity, and then uses that data to serve up even more targeted job recommendations.
Planted promises to be your “in” to startups. It also offers advice to help you put your best foot forward throughout the hiring process.
Hirewire is all about streamlining the job application process, and its goal is to help you “get hired in 24 hours.” Hirewire’s location-based app lets job seekers and employers schedule in-person interviews on demand. You can build an interactive profile in the app, and then use Hirewire to search for jobs nearby and apply with one tap. More than 5,000 service industry employers use Hirewire, according to the company’s website.
You have a lot of choice when it comes to job search apps — and the list above includes just some of the options you might find useful.
Best of luck in your job search!