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Craigslist is the official app for the popular posting site. You can find all sorts of things there, including stuff for sale, places to rent, available services, and more. Of course, for the purposes of this list, we’ll focus on its job sections. There are actually two sections on Craiglist for jobs. The first is by companies looking to hire new people and you can browse around and see what’s available. Additionally, you can post your resume in a separate section and potential employers can select you out of a list of candidates. The one-two punch is fairly effective and it takes virtually no effort to post things or respond to posts. Plus, it’s entirely free. The app needs a bit of work, but there are alternatives if you really need them.
Price: Free / $2.99
CV Engineer is an excellent resume builder app. This is a great option for folks who may want a more manual approach to sending their job history to potential employers. Plus, it’s just good practice to have one around just in case. The app contains various CV templates, fairly easy editing controls, customizable fields, and even the ability to add interview questions and answers if needed. The resume saves in PDF format, a relatively universal file type and you can upload it to Google Drive directly from the app. The $2.99 in-app purchase is for the premium version, but you don’t need it to get started.
Glassdoor is a one of the more popular job search apps. It includes more features than most other apps in the category. For instance, you can find out average earnings of many career fields. There are also company reviews from employees of the company. It’s not always accurate, but it can give you a good idea of what to expect. The job search tool is simple, the design looks good, and there are additional tools to find you a job. We also like the secondary and tertiary tools for things like salary expectations, employee reviews, and other such niceties. It’s also entirely free with no ads or in-app purchases.
Google Search is actually a surprisingly good app for job searches. You can, of course, find all of the apps above and below this one in website format with a simple search. In addition, Google itself has a selection of open jobs for people who search although you may need to do that on desktop rather than on mobile. This is an ongoing project at Google and they move forward fairly quickly. You can now apply for jobs at McDonald’s via Google Assistant if you want to. Google is doing its part to help people find work. It’s not perfect, but it’s completely free and you don’t have to sign up for anything.
Indeed Job Search
Indeed Job Search is another popular job search app. It boasts a user base of 100 million people. That’s encouraging for job recruiters. It also boasts jobs in 50 countries in 28 languages. The interface is a little old. However, all of the functions work well. You can upload your resume, search for jobs in a number of categories, and save jobs to apply for later. It’s one of the big dogs in the category and a lot of jobs show up there. Monster Job Search (Google Play link) is another option in the mass job search category if Indeed isn’t working.
LinkedIn is a social network for professionals. Your profile is a literal resume and you can put your education, work experience, and notable achievements right there for anyone to see. You can link your profile to prospective employers or find employers right on LinkedIn. The site has undergone several changes in the last few years, including being purchased by Microsoft. However, at its core, it’s still a good spot for job hunting for many different industries.
Snagajob is one of the better job search apps. It features a simple design, all the basic features, and tons of jobs to apply for. Some of the unique features include daily job notifications for jobs that are close to what you want along with a personality test for potential employers. Other than that, it’s a fairly basic job searching experience. Plus, this is one of the sites that Google Search sources for their jobs. It’s not bad.
Trovit is another one of the more popular job search apps. It features a pretty decent search with plenty of filters to find the kind of job that you want. You can also add jobs to your bookmarks for future use. The app can also send you alerts when jobs that fit what you want show up. It’s an excellent way to apply for a lot of jobs very quickly. The ratings in Google Play have improved immensely over the last year as well.
It didn’t take long for ZipRecruiter to amass over one million downloads. It’s one of the newer job search apps. However, many people already trust it. It features the basic stuff like job searches, the ability to save jobs, and other stuff. You can also immediately apply to jobs once you fill out a couple of forms and upload your resume. This one-click apply feature makes it really simple getting your name out there.
Uber, Lyft, and similar apps
There are a variety of apps for the self-employed. Uber, Lyft, Rover, Etsy, Door Dash, Pro Referral by Home Depot, UberEATS and many other similar apps offer opportunities for contractors and freelancers to make money. Most of these are driver positions. Uber, Lyft, Door Dash (and similar companies) all pay decent wages and you get tips. Most of the rest of them have at least somewhat consistent part time work. It all depends on what you want to do. It can be great for making a few extra bucks or as a part time job. Some people even go all the way and make a decent living with these apps full time. They’re not job search apps necessarily, but they do offer consistent job opportunities.
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