Searching for a job is an activity dreaded by all, whether you’re currently unemployed or are looking to change careers. It can be overwhelming and uneventful at the same time. Thankfully, there are hundreds of apps to help improve the typically stressful job search. Today, we are listing the 5 best career apps to help job seekers find their dream gigs.
CareerBuilder is one of the most popular job search sites with hundreds of job postings added every day. It is known for its advanced filter options that allow you to find a job that meets all of your requirements. From location and pay range to required degree, you can find what jobs meet your requirements instead of filtering through thousands of irrelevant job openings. CarreerBuilder also provides career advice to help you succeed in any role.
- The Ladders
The Ladders offers “a premium experience for the $100K+ professional”, which includes career news and advice, as well as job listings. If you’re looking for an executive position, this is the best place to find it. Staff at the Ladders will create you a winning resume that is sure to catch the eyes of recruiters and match you to the high quality jobs suitable for your skills. They also keep you updated on industry trends and news so you are always prepared to wow an employer. If you’re an executive professional, don’t waste your time sorting through jobs that you are overqualified for. Let the Ladders find the $100K+ opportunities for you.
This app is for the ever-growing community of freelancers. With so much uncertainty in the freelance world, it’s important to have a reliable service that allows you to find freelance work. Upwork connects freelancers to employers from around the world in a variety of fields, from blog writing and video production to management consulting. The options are limitless for freelance gigs on Upwork. This platform allows freelancers and employers to rate each other on important qualities such as reliability, payment, quality of work and more. If you want to get some extra money on the side, or are a full-time freelancer looking for more gigs, Upwork is the app for you.
Standing out in the workforce is essential for success, whether you’re looking for a new job or want a promotion at work. Guaranteed Removals, a North American online reputation management company, says job seekers must use online platforms to distinguish themselves from other applicants. Imagine an applicant online that has a dozen recommendations on LinkedIn, various articles outlining academic and professional success, and connections with well known professionals in their field. Now, imagine an applicant with no online presence, not even a social media profile. If employers cannot find you online (and judge you based on what they find), they will forget about you. Guaranteed Removals recommends job seekers make an impression by creating a detailed LinkedIn profile. This will act as your online resume that presents you in a professional light, unlike many other social media platforms. Connect with coworkers, employers, and friends who can provide you with excellent public recommendations. Showcase your skills and experience, so job recruiters and employers can have an accurate idea of how you will contribute to their business.
This one is a bit different from the apps previously mentioned. Udemy is not a job posting app, but instead a tool that job seekers can use to improve their skills and make them a more desirable employee. Udemy is an online school that offers a variety of lessons in video format on a wide range of topics, from finance to graphic design. This is a great tool for job seekers who want to refresh their skills or are looking to develop a new set of skills that will allow them to enter a different career. Lessons are created and taught by successful professionals, whom students can interact with for additional assistance. Students can review lessons and help others determine if the lesson is for them. Instead of going back to post-secondary school, use Udemy to access affordable, high quality education that can be completed on your own terms. Udemy frequently offers special offers and sales on lessons. Wait for the monthly $14.99 sale for the best bang for your buck.
Don’t let your job search be a stressful one. With these five apps, you can constantly improve your skills and receive updates on the latest job opportunities, so you can always be a desirable employee, no matter where you are in your career.