Apps Every Job Seeker Should Download

August 20th, 2012

Apps Job Searcher should have.Smartphones are nothing less than tiny, hand-held computers. You can use them to take pictures, send emails, and – oh yeah – sometimes make a phone call. Regardless of which make, model, or network you have, there are free apps out there that can actually make your job search easier and make your smartphone even better. Before you apply to one more position or make one more edit to your resume, head on over to the app store!

Make it Digital

You never know when you’ll need to have a document on hand. That’s where Doc Scan comes in handy. The app lets you snap a picture of a resume, application, license – just about anything you can think of – and turn it into a PDF file that you’ll always have with you. Documents To Go offers a similar service and even lets you edit and create new Word files.

Stay Organized

Job hunting and networking go hand-in-hand. You might not have a business card, but the next time you want someone to remember you, SnapDat can help. The app lets you create an easy-to-share digital business card that has the look of old-fashioned paper. If someone hands you a business card and you don’t want to lose it, snap a picture of it with Business Card Reader and your new contact will be stored in your phone.

It’s important to understand the workforce climate. The Department of Labor has a few apps, but the Labor Statistics app is particularly interesting. Track the latest stats for Average Hourly Earnings, the Unemployment Rate, and more, so you’ll never feel out of the loop.

Connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest for more job seeking tips and advice.

Leave a Reply