We all know how hard it is to find a job right now. Unemployment amongst graduates is at its highest for a decade and bosses are calling recent graduates ‘ill-equipped’ for work. It is pretty bleak news for school leavers right now.
There does however, appear to be a proverbial silver lining for graduates. Even though competition for each role is stiff, the jobs market appears to be stabilising. It is possible for university leavers to get into work. Of course this is comforting, but how can you find these vacancies? In today’s jobs market, your iPad or iPhone is definitely your best bet.
iPad Apps for Job Hunting
Gone are the days when you would search local newspapers and shop windows for a job. In the 21st century, you need to be taking your job search online. We have become increasingly reliant on our smart phones and tablet computers for everything from communicating to doing the weekly shop.
Regular iPad users will already know that there’s an app for almost everything. If you’re looking for a job, the opportunities are endless. With so many to choose from, finding employment couldn’t be easier. Here are 7 of the best iPad apps to help you find a job:
1. Job Search
Job Search is powered by Indeed, one of the most comprehensive job search engines around. The app is free, and gives users access to millions of jobs in over 50 countries. The simple search is quick to load, and even remembers past searches to make the process more streamlined. Users can easily view all new vacancies since their last search, and apply for positions within the app. Simple, easy, and effective.
CareerBuilder is a powerful application that lets you search nearly 2 million job vacancies. The comprehensive app lets you search by keyword, location, company, type of employment and more. The built-in GPS finds jobs near you, making it easier than ever to find a job. Other features include: personalised job recommendations, in-app applications and a resume builder.
The Monster.com Jobs app lets you search and apply for positions – anytime, anywhere. The app will alert you when new jobs are posted, meaning you’ll never miss out on your dream position again. Other key features include access to your online resume and covering letter, built in GPS, and more.
One of the most widely used jobs search engines, LinkUp now comes to iPad. This app is updated daily, bringing you jobs advertised via company and employer websites. The search functionality lets you be as broad or specific as you like, and you even receive an alert when jobs are closed by the employer.
CareerJet’s simple and easy to user interface makes your job search so easy. With no costs and no need to register, you instantly have access to job adverts from across the World Wide Web. The job hunting app stores your CV, favourites, and past searches making applications direct from the device quick and easy.
TweetMyJobs is one of the leading social recruitment sites, and is now available on your mobile device and tablet computer. The app seamlessly integrates with your Facebook and Twitter profiles to alert you of job vacancies. The app’s interface is simple to use and easy to understand, meaning that even technophobes can master the mobile job hunt.
For graduates, Internship Seeker is the perfect app for you. It gives you complete access to thousands of internship listings across the web’s largest internship database. Search for placements by keyword or location, save those that interest you, and even get access to a database of helpful hints and tips.
Finding a graduate job in the current economic climate doesn’t have to be difficult. On the contrary, with so many apps and vacancies to choose from, you’re bound to find the perfect position for you. And the best thing? Most of these apps are free, so you really have nothing to lose.
This guest post has been written by Outcomes UK, one of the country’s leaders in executive search and selection. Visit their website for more information on securing your dream job.
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