Notable Job Search Apps to Add to your Holiday Wish List

by Alicia Smyth

There is a good chance you have at least one gadget on your holiday wish list…an iPhone, iPod, iPad, laptop, or the like. Once you have your new device in hand (or your old faithful from last holiday season), be sure to download these apps to help you in your job search…

Jobs by CareerBuilder – iTunes (Free)

Has the full functionality of the CareerBuilder.com website.

Job Search by Indeed – iTunes (Free)

Free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards.

Good Job by Code Beyond – iTunes ($4.99)

Manage job search activities like tasks, events, follow ups and interviews. This app can also save your login information for some job and company sites.

iGetaJob – iTunes ($.99)

Keep track of phone calls, e-mails, and personal visits, as well as jobs that you are interested in, including job name, contact person, date, pay rate, and any other information you need. It conveniently organizes all of the contacts that you use for your job search in one place.

In The Door – Facebook  (Free)

See jobs for which you already have an in via your Facebook friends.

Job Secrets Toolbar – Windows, Mac, Linux (Free)

Access job search information and business resources right on your browser.

LinkedIn Mobile – iTunes (Free)

Network on the go.

 SnapDat – iTunes (Free)

This app quickly creates and sends digital business cards from your iPhone to your new contact’s email.

Job Search Organizer – iTunes (Free)

Neatly organizes every job you’ve applied to so you can more effectively manage your job search and stay on task.

Perfect Interview – iTunes ($3.99-$9.99)

The mobile version of Perfect Interview has three versions: Graduate, Professional, and Executive. Practice interviewing in a simulated environment; record and review to help perfect your interviewing skills. Also available for free on your PC on the EagleHire Network homepage.

BeKnown by Monster – Facebook (Free)

Provides an easy way to apply for jobs without leaving Facebook while keeping personal information private. App also lets you see company information, get endorsed by contacts, and create an online version of your resume which can convert to pdf.

BranchOut – Facebook (Free)

BranchOut brings professional networking to Facebook. Browse jobs and internships and learn how your Facebook connections can help you professionally.

Hidden Jobs – iTunes ($.99)

An organized database of U.S. companies that are hiring, growing, and expanding.

There are many others out there worth checking out – do a Google search of “job search apps” for your favorite device, and you’ll be amazed by how many amazing resources are right at your fingertips. Literally.

Alicia Smyth has been with the Career Services Office at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University since 2000. In her time at Embry-Riddle, Alicia has worked primarily at the Daytona Beach campus but has also served in roles with Prescott and Worldwide. She has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Florida and a master’s degree in educational leadership from the University of Central Florida. Alicia currently serves as the director and information systems manager for Career Services and loves all things social media and technology. 

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