Essential Career Smartphone Apps
Career boosting apps? Yes, please!
This is why they get used to these circumstances and believe that this is the way that the world works, so when they finish their studies, the majority of students are shocked. Very soon they find out that finding a job is not an easy task and that there are no rules to follow. There is simply no such a thing as a certainty; finding a job is a very complex task because of a few reasons. First of all, there is a huge competence as there are a lot of unemployed people who are looking for a job. Besides that, today’s society is developing very fast, so there is a constant need for continuous skills development so that one could follow the job requirements. Another reason is that there are constant changes on the market, so one has to remain informed all of the time and to be on standby 24/7.
However, there is no need to worry too much, as there are ways to overcome some of these issues. There are many great applications that can be used via Smartphone that one can find to be very helpful. In the text that follows, some of these applications will be mentioned and elaborated so that one can get familiar with its characteristics.
Monster Job Search
The fact that this is a very popular website seems obvious, having in mind that one can choose between more than 5 million jobs from 40 different countries. Besides this option to search for a job, one can also create his personal account and upload his cover letter. By doing this, he is leaving an option for the employer to contact him if he has needed skills and knowledge. Of course, it is well known that, although it might seem simple, writing a good cover letter is a serious problem for a lot of people. It has to be informative, concise, in accordance with strict rules, but also interesting and original. There is no need to worry about this, as this website offers a great support in this domain; this is also a place where one can find useful pieces of advice on various topics, among which are tips on how to improve a cover letter. Another possibility that can be helpful for a lot of candidates is various educational programs that are available in this application. This way, one can expand his skills and knowledge in different domains.
The great thing about Monster.com Job Search is that here one can find all in one place - option to search for a job, to attach a cover letter, to engage in some of many educational programs, etc… Of course, every candidate can see what kind of jobs are employers offering and what are expected skills and knowledge for the ones that they want to apply.
This is a great opportunity for those candidates whose native language is not English, as this application is available in 26 languages. Indeed has a base of millions of jobs in more than 50 countries. Of course, there is also a possibility to upload a resume so that the interested employers can contact a particular candidate. There is an option to upload a resume that has already been written and also an option to build a new resume in this application. Using it is very simple; one just needs to follow straight forward instructions.
LinkedIn is an application that is used by both beginners (and unemployed people) and by experienced professionals. It is the biggest business social network where people can share their experiences, share interesting contents, and, of course, to find job engagements. One can find different candidates and look at their experiences and skills, but also their education level and their professional engagements. The majority of candidates also have their profile picture. One will always stay updated and informed when someone of his friends (or contacts) changes something on their profile (new job engagement for example). This is an excellent way not just to stay in touch with other similar candidates, but also to compare one’s competencies and education to others’. This way, one can estimate his position on this network, and thus, the possibility to be contacted by the employer.
Besides this, very important information that should be mentioned is that this application is available in 22 languages.
It is well known that the resume is the most important element while applying for a job. It represents one’s personal ID, as it is a collection of information on which the employer will pay special attention. Although one can come up with a good resume, the thing is that it usually should be modified in accordance with a particular job that he is applying to. However, nobody carries around his laptop all of the time, and sometimes it is crucial to act fast. Fortunately, there is Pocket resume application that can save the day in these situations. One can modify his resume, save it in Word or PDF and then send it to email. So, there is no need to carry around a laptop or to rush to get to one, as this application offers a very simple way to transform and send resumes.
All of the people have heard of Tinder. Well, Switch is pretty much the same thing, but in the business domain. Its users can look at different companies and employers and to simply switch right if they like a particular job or to switch left if they think that it is not appropriate for them. The great thing is that employers are doing the same thing, so the both sides are informed when they match. One of the most important characteristics of this application is that it is anonymous. When they are listing the candidates, the employers can see their competencies but not their names. Besides this, some people are afraid to look for a better job because they are afraid that their current employer might find out about it. With this application, there is no need to worry about this because all of the companies that are listed on one’s resume simply won’t be able to see him. So, one doesn’t have to worry that some of his colleagues will see him searching for another job.
It often happens that the most important information about a particular job can be heard from a colleague. Of course, sometimes it is hard to find the people who share the same interest and education (more precisely, career and hobbies categories). However, by using Meetup application, this problem can be overcome, as this way one can find and get in touch with other people who share the same interests. There is also an option to choose a particular location so that one can get in touch with the people who are not too far away.
Job Interview Question/Answer
One of the most stressful experiences in the process of finding a job is the job interview. People are often afraid of these questions, as they are not sure what to expect and whether they will manage to answer these questions in the proper way. The best method to overcome these problems is to practice. However, one may ask:”But how can I practice when I don’t know the questions? And how will I know if I have answered properly?” Job Interview Question/Answer is the solution. This app contains lists of question from different categories, and ones the question is selected, a virtual interviewer will ask this question. After that, one can actually record his answer and thus hear and see himself answering it. This way, he can detect what are his weaknesses that he should improve and his strengths that he should develop further. After this, one can see the “ideal” answer on the mentioned question that is offered by this application, so that he can compare his answer to this “ideal” one.
In this text, one could get familiar with different applications that can be very helpful when it comes to looking for a job. At the starting point of their career development, people are often confused and even scared, as they don’t really know how to write a good resume, what is the best way to communicate with the employer, how to look for a job that they are interested in, etc… Unfortunately, they don’t even realize that the solution for their problems is closer than they think. With these applications in hand, one can overcome the majority of his problems, as by using them, he will learn how to look for a job and how to improve his competencies.
Betsy Randall is a blogger and a writer at Termpapereasy. In her articles she covers a variety of topics, but she is most passionate about technology and content marketing.
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