We all know that the purpose of technology is to make your life easier. As you would imagine, technology can help you with job search as well. But it may seem a little overwhelming to research all the tech tools out there to find out which ones are the most useful. That being the case, I have done the legwork for you.
Here are my recommendations broken down by category:
Indeed–Indeed is a vertical website that aggregates job listings from across the Internet into one search engine. So instead of job seekers having to go to multiple sites like CareerBuilder and Monster, they can save time and just go to this one site to search for jobs. Indeed now has a mobile application that job seekers can download to access this type of information on the go.
Simply Hired–This application is similar to Indeed in that it aggregates data from across the Internet.
LinkedIn for the iPhone–LinkedIn is a great job seeker tool, and now it can be accessed from mobile phones with this application. LinkedIn marries job postings with social media by showing job seekers who in their networks work at the companies that have openings that they are interested in. This can give job seekers an edge when it comes to finding that next job.
CareerArc—CareerArc is a social recruiting solution. Job seekers can sign up on the website, and then they choose how they are notified of new postings that meet their search criteria. They can be notified of new listings directly on their Twitter feeds. (This site was formerly known as TweetMyJobs.)
Jibber Jobber–Jibber Jobber enables job hunters to manage the contacts that they have for different job opportunities. It is helpful to know, for example, who the contact person was for a position that you applied for three months ago and what the position entailed. Jibber Jobber allows job seekers to track all of this information and have it at the ready. The mobile application for Jibber Jobber is new and may have some bugs, but it is a great way to stay on top of the details of your job search.
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SnapDat–SnapDat is an application for creating and exchanging business cards on an iPhone. You can also easily save contact information to your address book.
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