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 — and manage your entire job search in one place. You can search remote or on-site jobs, 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 other preferences.
With Robert Half’s easy-to-use job search app, you can:
- Access job listings that aren’t posted anywhere else.
- Quickly create a profile from your resume.
- Instantly apply to jobs with one tap.
- Save jobs that interest you for comparison and to easily apply to later.
- Track your application status.
Here’s another advantage to using Robert Half’s free app in your job search: You’ll get the support of a top staffing firm. Our staffing professionals can help job seekers like you find a job that aligns well with your skill set and career objectives. We advocate on your behalf so that hiring managers can see your full potential — giving you a leg up in your job search.
The CareerBuilder Job Search app lets you use augmented reality (AR) to view jobs 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 most relevant to you.
CareerBuilder has features that can help you prepare 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.
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 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.
The LinkedIn app lets you search for salaried, part-time, remote and other types of jobs across professions and industries. You can research target companies to see if they’re hiring and get job alerts for openings that might interest you. When you come across a job opportunity you like, you can apply using your LinkedIn profile or by sending your resume.
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This job search app lets you search across hundreds of job boards automatically. 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.
As with many job search apps, the ZipRecruiter Job Search app lets you apply for a job opportunity straight from app. You can also save jobs or searches for a later time. When an employer reviews your resume, ZipRecruiter sends you a notification.
LinkUp promises users “verified, up-to-date job listings directly from employer websites.” It updates its index of more than 2 million jobs from 50,000 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.
The Monster Job Search app is designed a bit like a dating app: Candidates 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 is an “in-app career concierge” that helps job seekers throughout their job search — and can also answer questions about using the app.
You can use the Monster Job Search app to sift through more than a million jobs in 50 U.S. states on Monster’s site. Some job descriptions now include videos created by employers, recruiters and other hiring specialists.
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!