How much time do you spend sitting in the subway? How about at the doctor’s office? No matter where you are spending this time, you should be using it for your job search. Some great apps can help you to make the process easy. In fact, if you are not using a smartphone to apply for jobs, you may be one of the few that is not doing so. Some hiring managers and hiring companies are actually formulating their websites to ensure that mobile users are in fact able to navigate the waters easily and apply no matter where they are.
Job Board Apps
One of the things you can do is to sign up for the various job board apps available and use that to monitor the various job posting occurring. Imagine sitting at lunch at the job you hate and submitting applications to these job postings instead of complaining on your social media site about the job you are in. You can also get alerts for the job postings that fit your specific qualifications or desired positions. Make them work for you.
Most of the time, you don’t need to even pay for these services. Find out which ones are offering them, download the app and start using it.
Check Out Companies
If there’s a company you spot on your way to the store that’s hiring, why not look up their website and apply online? You can easily do this as long as you have your resume stored on your smartphone. There are apps for that, too. The goal here is to be open of the first to apply for the position or at least get your resume in on time. Keep in mind that not all employers have websites set up for this, but you can, in most cases, browse through the job listings, read about the company and even send off an email to the hiring manager about the potential opening.
Mobile apps are a fantastic way to gather information and get results. They are the perfect on the go tool for those who are looking for a job. If you have a smartphone, use mobile apps from the job boards or other resources you have to track down the latest job postings. This could be just the fast reaction you need to get your application into the hands of the hiring manager before the next guy does it.