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Nowadays we are experiencing a massive growth of our mobile devices. With the emergence and rapid expansion of the mobile apps, now we can basically search for jobs anytime, anywhere.

Whether you want to look for your dream job while traveling in a subway to the current one, find someone to network while visiting a new city or you just want to submit your resume electronically — there is an app for all of that.

These apps can be really handy and help you do some really cool things while you are on the go, for instance, finding people to meet for a business lunch or possibility to scan business cards right from your mobile phone.

Also, a big advantage of using apps is a possibility that potential employers will see that you are comfortable with working with new technologies, and this can be a real plus if you are over 50 years old.

In today’s fast-moving world, having this flexibility is extremely important. Recent studies show that sooner you reply to a job add your chances of getting hired increase.

Finding a new job can be a long, exhausting and intimidating process. Whether you have just been laid off, you want to find a new better job or you recently finished college and want to start your career — the thing is you need a job, and good ones are hard to find.

Fortunately, technology made it easier for people to find jobs. So, the question is: which apps can help you improve your career and land you your dream job? Here are 5 of them that can get you started.

Resume Star

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A professional and well-written resume is crucial for standing out from the crowd. This app is awesome if you want to have a great looking CV without bothering with formatting. You just have to simply fill in your information, and the app will make a clean, correctly formatted PDF resume you can email, post online, or print out.

Also, they use all correct fonts and they include a targeted and properly addressed cover letter for each company. The other great feature is that the app is free to download and you can use it without limitations. You will only have to pay when you score the interview.

Price: Free
Available on iOS

PDF Converter Ultimate – All In One Converter

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If you are an old school person and don’t use apps and tools specifically built for creating resumes, then you probably have plenty of your resumes scattered around your computer, emails, and cloud services.

 

In that case, PDF Converter Ultimate can be very handy since you will eventually need to edit those CVs that are in PDF. Instead of retyping them manually, with this app you can quickly and accurately convert them into text format and then edit them in the text editing app of your choice like MS Word.

The best thing is that all of this can be done with a few simple steps right on your mobile device. You can convert Gmail attachments and files from Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, iCloud, and OneDrive. All conversions are done on the servers so the app won’t drain your battery.

Price: Free
Available for iOS and Android

Switch – Job Search

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Switching jobs isn’t easy and can be really annoying especially if a wrong person in your current company finds out. With this app, you can avoid all the drama and quietly search for newly opened job positions. The app interface is similar to Tinder app which means you can swipe right for positions you are interested in, swipe left to pass or swipe down if you want to decide later.

There is no middleman, you are directly connected to HR managers. Your name and contact info aren’t shown to them, just your professional profile. If managers like what they see, you will be automatically connected to them in order to further chat about that job position.

Price: Free
Available for iOS and Android

Job Interview Prep

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With this app, you can perfect your interview skills. So yes, you’ve gone to school, wrote your resume, and found the job you like. But you haven’t practiced the one thing that gets you hired — the job interview. Since you never get a second chance to make a first impression, being prepared for it is extremely important.

 

The app will walk you through various types of questions and will provide you with tips on how to answer them more completely. You can also record yourself in order to watch it later and make notes on how you can improve your delivery.

Price: $0.99
Available on iOS

Glassdoor Job Search

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You can use this app to find out how employees like the company you wish to apply for. Various information is presented in the app: form averages and ranges for base salaries, bonuses, stock options all the way to benefits which are offered and what employees think about them.

 

Likewise, there is a job search function in the app with its easy to use interface and filters. You can use the “Know Your Worth” tool to reveal how your market value has changed over time, how your market value compares to typical workers in the same field, and also plot your current base pay.

Price: Free
Available for iOS and Android

Now you know how and where to search for your dream job, how to edit and write a good resume, where to seek additional information about companies and how to prepare yourself for those job interview questions. This app list will only get you started, the rest is up to you.

In case I forgot to mention some of your favorite apps, please let me know down in the comments. You can also mention what job seeking apps do you use the most?

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