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You’re trying to find your next job and have done the legwork, most of which included spending hours looking at job websites and social media postings, trying to find the ones that fit your background best. It’s annoying, necessary grunt work – or is it? Certain career search apps make finding a job more streamlined and easier to do. Use them to make finding your next job less work. NOTE: All are free and compatible with iPhone, iPad and Android.

  • ZipRecruiter. If you’ve listened to a podcast lately, you’ve probably heard about ZipRecruiter. You can upload your resume on your phone from DropBox or Google Drive, or you can even import it right from LinkedIn. After that, the service lets you set up personalized job alerts, so you always know when jobs are posted. You can search the best job boards (hundreds!) any time, any place. Find it through Google Play or iTunes.
  • LinkedIn Job Search. More than just LinkedIn, this app has company information, customizable search tools, and job alerts that allow you to apply to jobs on the day they’re posted, increasing the likelihood of getting hired. And then you can connect with your LinkedIn contacts to let them know you’ve applied. Find it through Google Play or iTunes.
  • JobAware. This site, with results provided by Indeed, allows you to use LinkedIn to search for jobs, giving you the option to search for various jobs posted by a company. You can view the source, share the job via social media (email, Twitter, Facebook), and compare salaries. Find it through Google Play or iTunes. 
  • Jobs by CareerBuilder.com. Go beyond the CareerBuilder website and use the app – it has the power of the website and allows for access anywhere, right on your phone. CareerBuilder gives you access to almost two million job postings any time you want. Find it through com/mobile.
  • Glassdoor. One of the first job search sites, it’s user-friendly. You can save the jobs that snag your interest, so you can keep track of them and come back to them later. Glassdoor also allows you to stay on top of the most recent salary reports, company reviews, and interview questions that employees share. Find the app at glassdoor.com/apps.htm. 
  • Switch. Think of it as Tinder for job searching. As you look at each posting, swipe right if you’re interested and left if you’re not. Hiring managers can do the same. If the two of you “match up,” you can set up a direct chat using the messaging feature. Find it at switchapp.com.
  • Snagajob. This app has an easy, one-click apply feature after you’ve searched their database of new job listings. It matches you with the best fits and lets you add personality quizzes or videos to show off a little bit more than just your resume, allowing you to stand out from the pack. Find it on iTunes and Google Play.

So, now that you have choices to help you find your next career, look and see which one(s) will work best for you, And if you want to go the tried-and-true job route as well, work with the experts at PrideStaff.

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