If you are searching for a job, it’s important to use all of the resources available to you. Finding work is tough in today’s economy, so if you aren’t using everything at your disposal, you could be disappointed for a long time. Here are 7 ways that your iPhone can help.
First and foremost, you will want to keep your eyes on all of the jobs out there. Every time something comes up in your niche, you will want to know about it. You can find apps which will search through all of the available job sites to find the listings you need all in one place – JobMo is a good example of this.
When you are on the move, you may not have time to get to a computer every time you see a job opening. But if you don’t apply fast, you could end up missing your chance. You can store your CV and other relevant documents such as a covering letter in the iCloud. If you have purchased a second-hand iPhone, you may have to unlock it before you can use this feature. Then just attach your documents from the cloud when you apply.
You can even write, edit, and save your CV on your phone so long as you have an app like Pocket CV. There are various free and paid apps available in this niche, and they will all help you to make a CV on the go. It’s perfect for job seekers who only have spare time while commuting, and can’t be caught editing a CV on a work computer.
When you have an interview lined up, it’s important to make sure that you are prepared for it. Apps like Career Ready will put you through your paces with the kind of questions that you can expect. You can see strong answer examples, tips on how to answer, and try them out for yourself.
Need to get to your interview? Google Maps is one of the best apps ever created for navigation, and it’s probably already installed on your phone. You can plot a course to your destination using car, public transport, or walking on foot. So, long as you have an internet connection, you can check your progress. Even if the internet fails you, you will be able to look at the map and figure out your next steps until you get back into a zone with better signal.
When you are looking for work, having contacts in the right places could make all the difference. Let your network know that you are on the move, and see what falls into place. Connect with people in your industry through the LinkedIn app. This is also a great place to spot job vacancies and read up on company histories.
Finally, there are apps for every social network out there – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and so on. Use these apps for two purposes. First, make sure that your name is not associated with anything cringeworthy – like old photos that you’re still tagged in, or tweets you shouldn’t have sent. Second, keep your ear to the ground for people leaving their jobs or positions becoming available.
With these apps in the palm of your hand, your job search will get a whole lot easier. Make sure that you download a few apps as soon as you make the decision to look for a new position.
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