I use a variety of job search apps to find clients and projects. In addition to seeking out new projects to add to my regular client base, I also like to stay apprised of current career trends. I can’t always spend my working time searching for leads, so using job search apps enable me to conduct searches at times that are convenient for me.
Most job search sites enable seekers to upload cover letters, resumes, and other important information. With job search apps you can use your uploaded information to apply for jobs anywhere, at any time. Plus, most apps store your search criteria to show you the most current leads within those parameters. Mobile job search apps mean you’re not chained to your desk all day.
Today I’d like to share the job search apps I use. All of the apps on today’s list are free
Free Job Search Apps
If you’re a regular here, you know I love Indeed. I use it to search for both remote and contract opportunities. As far as job searching goes, it can yield the most relevant results. The Indeed mobile app also yields decent results. In fact, I use it almost every day.
Indeed enables you to set up alerts so you know when a desirable job is posted. You can also upload your resume and cover letter to apply for jobs at your convenience.
JobAware is the most popular iOS mobile job search app. It’s free, well-designed, and comes with a variety of tools. You can use JobAware to do a city to city job comparison, integrate with LinkedIn, and tap into many career- and job hunt-oriented resources. You can even keep track of your progress.
The LinkedIn Job Search app brings you many of the same features as you use when searching on the social network of the same name, including job recommendations and customizable search.
Jobs by Career Builder features many of the same features as the popular job search engine. Though you don’t need a Career Builder account to find jobs using the app, you will need an account to upload your resume and apply to jobs.
Of course Monster has an app! How could it not? Search and apply for jobs, or save jobs for looking at later. You can even set reminders when new desireable opportunities come along.
Before you download the SnagAJob app, you should know that it’s geared towards hourly employment. Truthfully I don’t find as many freelance and telecommute opportunities with this app as with others, but there are still some good leads to be found if you’re patient.
LinkUp shares jobs directly from company websites rather than curating from job boards. Use LinkUp to search current listings, save desired results, and receive alerts when new jobs fitting your skills open up.
Truelancer is an app for freelancers. Freelancers using this app can search and apply for jobs, send proposals, and even receive payment.