Technology and online resources have completely changed the job search game. While looking for the perfect job still requires research and effort, professionals looking to make a change have access to more jobs, and ways to find and apply to those jobs, than ever. Murray Resources – one of the leading Houston staffing agencies— has done the research and found the top 8 best job search apps, including a few you may not have previously known about.
Any list of top job seeking apps in the year 2020 has to include LinkedIn. As the most widely used social network for professionals, LinkedIn is a “must have” app for anyone in the job market. The site boasts 575+ million users, with more than 260 million monthly active users. Most people are aware of its networking and status update functions, but it’s also a powerful job search tool. You can use LinkedIn to create an online resume, search and apply for jobs by keywords, job title, and location. The premium services allow users to see who has been viewing their profile, which could be a source of job leads. It also allows you to send personalized InMails to hiring managers and recruiters, where normally you would need to have a connection.
If you have a smart phone, the Indeed app is worth a download. Indeed is essentially a job board aggregator – a one-stop (free) shop where you can view most jobs posted online. When companies post new jobs on their website, it’s likely that the position will show up on Indeed’s app. You can use the app to search, save, and e-mail job postings. The app will also show new jobs added since your last search, a great time saver.
Glassdoor is best known for their confidential employee reviews, but many job seekers don’t know – or use – for its full capabilities. The app provides information on a role’s salary, company culture, benefits, and even how to prepare for a job interview, by including typical questions. It also has a robust job search tool, which it has built out in recent years. With rival Indeed no longer including staffing jobs in it’s organic results, Glassdoor seized the opportunity and has been able to grab market share and eyeballs. We expect Glassdoor’s traffic and job seeker use to only grow in the coming years.
You haven’t been able to turn on the TV or radio in recent years without hearing a ZipRecruiter ad. They’ve aggressively tried to dethrone Indeed as the job aggregator. ZipRecruiter pulls in jobs from over 100 job boards and you can set it to send you jobs based on your preferences. It also shows you when your resume and profile have been viewed, which can be reassuring when much of the job search process is so opaque.
If you’re looking for an app that will help set you apart in the job search, JobFlare could be it. The app allows you to play free brain training games to help demonstrate to recruiters how well you fit their open roles. The games measure your cognitive abilities and the app then connects you with recruiters that value your strengths. Better scores equal better job opportunities. Like the other job apps, JobFlare allows you to search jobs near you and to quickly apply. You’re also able to receive messages from and directly connect with hiring mangers.
In 2020, remote jobs are more popular than ever. But if you’re sifting through a traditional job board, it can be difficult to determine which jobs are truly remote. That’s where Remotely comes in. You can search for full-time, part-time, freelance, contract, and internship roles – all remote. You can also set up a job notifications for the type of role you’re interested in, so you’re among the first to know when a new job hits the market. An added bonus: you can connect and chat with other digital nomads.
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7) Snag (formerly Snag-a-Job)
Snag has built a strong following among those looking for part-time work or hourly work. Once you sign up, you’ll get immediate access to their job list, with the app matching you to jobs that best fit your preferences. You can also use the app to apply with just one click. Want to display a bit of your personality? The app lets you take a personality quiz that you can share with hiring managers – and you can even add a video to your profile.
JobGet is another app you may not be familiar with – but it’s very highly-rated and a great resource for customer service and hourly roles. With JobGet, you don’t need a resume – you can create a profile with just a few clicks and start applying to roles. Users rave about its ease of use. You’re also able to chat directly with employers through the app, with its intuitive instant messaging feature.
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