Finding job opportunities and building on professional networking skills are on the to-do list for many grads this summer. For those on the job hunt and in the interview process, here are seven apps to help grads stay organized and land a position.
For grads feeling discouraged by their search or unsure of their career path direction, this app includes a questionnaire that can help them identify ideal jobs and improve the chances of getting them. The 52-question review helps iPhone users recognize strengths and weaknesses and how to address them, suggests matching jobs and careers and how candidates can get familiar with questions employers often ask in interviews. Price: Free
Grads seeking out jobs in their immediate area can use this app for iPhones to search over 2 million jobs and show a map of jobs in relation to their current location. Users can set the search radius of 5, 10, 25, 50 or 100 miles and use keywords that best describe the field they’re looking for to ensure a good match. Price: Free
Many available positions aren’t officially listed and now iPhone and Android users can find jobs not found on any websites or job boards. Hidden Jobs serves as a job radar rather than listing jobs and compiles a database of news articles about companies expanding their operations. Users can find hidden jobs through a state dropdown menu and receive notifications when a company in their state has announced new hiring measures. Price: $0.99
When submitting a resume for several job postings, the last thing candidates want to worry about is having it in the wrong format. This app for iPhone, Blackberry and Android users has unique PDF rendering technology and allows grads to quickly create, update and email their resumes straight from their phones. Price: $2.99
Building on professional networking skills and finding potential job opportunities can be as simple as meeting up for lunch with this app that works when iPhone users are logged into LinkedIn. Grads can search the location and timeslot of their availability and use the in-app messaging feature to arrange a meeting with other experienced professionals in the same area. Price: Free
Grads who understand the importance of a positive online presence can use this app launched by Monster.com for iPhone and Android phones and create a professional career identity through their Facebook profiles. Since many employers check out candidates’ social media profiles, BeKnown lets users highlight educational and professional experience and accomplishments without showing their friend network and social interactions. Price: Free
Grads immersed in the job hunt may be inundated with position descriptions, contacts, and appointments but this app for iPhone can help them stay on top of it all. Grads can see any upcoming events, tasks or follow ups, track accounts on company websites or job sites when uploading resumes and cover letters and keep up with notes from successful and unsuccessful interviews. Price: $4.99
Grads who are on the job hunt may need a little extra help when it comes to finding job opportunities, staying organized with appointments and expanding their professional network—here are seven apps to help.