Glassdoor recently did a survey on the rise of the mobile job search, and found that 9 in 10 people use their mobile device in the job search process. That shouldn’t be surprising, for we carry our phones with us all the time. So besides job postings apps (like Indeed or Linkedin), are there other apps that can help you manage your job search? Here are 3 apps to consider:
- Pocket. Staying ahead of your industries news and updates can be challenging sometimes, but it definitely gives you a competitive advantage. Sometimes, we are on many devices or social media channels, and we stumble upon an interesting article that we would like to read, but at that very moment, we don't have time to read the entire article. Therefore, Pocket is an application that can save the article (in a read-friendly format) and allow you to access it at a time of your convenience.
- Evernote. We don't always have a pen and paper handy to jot down thoughts or inspiration that spring up. And sometimes the most insightful information leaves us as quickly as it arrived. Therefore, Evernote is a great app that can allow you to save notes, webpages, job postings, resumes, and anything else. It is a really good tool to research companies before interviews. Therefore, you will always have access to it in the future when you need it--and on any device.
- Dropbox. Because we are increasingly mobile and on multiple devices, it is important to have our career documents, like a resume or cover letter easily accessible wherever we are. This way, even if you're not using your home PC or Mac, you can still login to Dropbox and access your career documents. The danger of saving all your career documents on a USB is that you might lose it, and that can be a huge headache if that happens. So saving our documents on the cloud can be quite convenient.