As technology continues to advance, the way to apply for jobs has steadily moved to the internet, and people are picking up on this trend faster than we can imagine. Currently, there are countless job searching sites and applications, but how do I know which ones will work the best for me? How do I decide which one to begin with? Should I just use one or use multiple ones? These are probably questions you’ve asked yourself, and I can honestly say I have asked myself the same questions- and continue to! Here are the top five job search apps you to help you in your job seeking journey!
Job Search Apps – Glassdoor
Currently, Glassdoor is one of my favorite apps I use to fuel my job search. When you open the app, it is super clean and easy to navigate. At the top of the app, there is a search bar where you can search a job position, company, ideal salaries, and even reviews by previous or current employees. Upon searching for jobs, if you come across one that you like, you can save it and come back to it later if you want to apply.
Additionally, on Glassdoor you can upload a resume to your account so you can apply for positions right on your phone! One of my favorite elements about Glassdoor is the ability to read reviews from people who have worked for the company you are considering and see what the wages, work atmosphere, employer/employees, etc. are like!
Job Search Apps – Indeed
Another one of my favorite job search apps is Indeed. Though many of these job searching apps are similar, there are certain elements that set each apart from the other. Indeed, like Glassdoor, has a large search bar at the top of the page that allows you to search for a job by position, keyword or keywords, or company and where the job is by either city, state or zip code.
One of my favorite elements about Indeed is how personalized you can make your account- you can upload a resume, include a page summary, your desired job title, type and salary, years of experience, etc. This personalization helps employers connect better with you which gives you a better chance of being hired. Additionally, you can upload your resume directly to your account, making the application process easier! According to Indeed, the app has “200 million unique visitors a month and is available in 60 countries and 28 languages.”
Job Search Apps – LinkedIn
Perhaps one of the most popular job apps used today, LinkedIn is not only a great tool to personalize a profile and search for jobs, but it is also an awesome way to connect with people who have similar interests and experience as you! According to Sherri Thomas of the Huffington Post, “ 87% of recruiters are using LinkedIn (the most popular social media networking site for recruiters) to seek out job candidates.” One great element about LinkedIn, as Sherri noted, is the social media networking aspect of the app. LinkedIn is so popular and useful because it is like the Facebook of the job world.
Upon opening the app, you have what is similar to a timeline, where you can see posts and shares from people you are connected to, suggested posts based on your interests and liked pages, etc. The app has several components which makes it easy to navigate, like the network page which displays your connections, invitations, and people you may know. Furthermore, the messaging and notifications tab shows you any messages recruiters and connections have sent while also showing who viewed your profile, liked a post, etc. Lastly, the job portion of the app allows you to search for jobs based on title, keyword or company along with location to narrow down your options as much as possible.
I just came across this app a few weeks ago and I was honestly skeptical because I had never heard of it before, but after using it I am super pleased with it! Good.Co is an app that is more than just searching for a job that pays good, it is more personal than that! The app provides you with quizzes to figure out what your best strengths are, how you interact with others, etc. to narrow down what kind of job you could be best skilled in and fit in the best.
According to Allison Doyle of The Balance, “The app users find companies and careers that will benefit their overall well being, not just their bank account.” While you can’t apply for jobs from the app, it is a great tool to help you learn more about yourself, your personality, your working style and skillset, which can only benefit you and a job search in the long run!
Though this is not an app I have personally used yet, after researching and reading reviews about it, I’m going to have to give it a try. SnagAJob seems to incorporate elements of popular job apps on the market today like Glassdoor and LinkedIn with a sprinkle of Good.Co. It has up to date job listings and a great search bar that allows you to filter your search according to the type of job, the schedule (part-time, seasonal, summer, full-time) and location.
Additionally, SnagAJob gives you the option to upload your resume and apply with one click, awesome if you are looking in a hurry (though I wouldn’t recommend that all the time)! Lastly, Jenna Mantis of TopResume notes, “Snagajob allows you to show off your personality to employers. You can add a personality quiz to your profile or add a video profile to stand out from the other applicants and let hiring managers know a bit more about you.”
In an age with a growing yet largely competitive job market, the search for the perfect, well-paying job can be a tad difficult. Though it can be tough, advances in technology have made searching and applying for jobs easier and more accessible- we have the world at our fingertips in terms of the job market! Which of these apps have you tried?