Employers are now using social media tools such as Twitter and LinkedIn to fill their vacancies. Job seekers should use a variety of approaches to find a job, a smartphone can help in the search.
This app for BlackBerry and Android phones allows users to stay connected with career opportunities by giving access to tweets, social media posts, and job search alerts. The app also saves search histories, marks job searches as favorites, and sends automated alerts based on the job seeker’s interests. Cost: Free
Looking for jobs near home or while on vacation? Job seekers can use this app for iPhones to search more than two million job openings by location. Cost: Free
Android users can take advantage of the public student loan forgiveness program by searching government jobs with this app. Users can search by job title, agency or job description to find openings in their area. Cost: Free
This app for iPhones helps candidates nail an interview by practicing common interview questions. The app adds new questions on a daily basis, including some tougher question to help you figure out the “right” answer that employers are looking for. Cost: $2.99
Seeking out freelance or contract work opportunities? This app for the iPhone allows freelancers to list their skills and services to connect with local businesses in need. The app includes a messaging system to communicate with other contractors and allows users to upload pictures of their work. Cost: Free
This app for the iPhone helps to organize networking contacts by a variety of search fields. Users can create customized filters to choose how their contacts are listed and create their own groups. CosT: $4.99
Instead of shuffling around a bunch of business cards, this app for Android phones scans and takes a snapshot of the card and saves the contact information in Card Holder or in the address book. The free version allows users to save 10 cards in the first week, and two more per week afterwards. Cost: Free
Here are seven job hunting apps that can help students land their first job out of college and stay organized.