Professionals are very fortunate these days as they can enjoy a more convenient work environment with the existence of various advanced technology. With the internet and mobile technology, they can now multi-task and even work while away from their office.
Those who are still job-hunting, whether fresh graduates or just shifting careers, are as lucky because they can easily search for the job they want online using their preferred gadgets. They can simply do their research via websites or using specific apps that were made purposely for finding work and they can apply for any position absolutely any time they want and anywhere they are.
When searching for jobs online, the experience can be quite challenging if you don’t know where to start as there are numerous career apps and websites available today. Here are several of these labour hire apps to help you get started and hopefully lead you to your dream job.
Mobile Apps for Job-Hunting
SWITCH is a user-friendly app that lets you easily search for jobs using your mobile phone. To decide about the jobs presented to you, simply swipe to the right if you’re interested or to the left if you don’t want it. Once you show your interest to a job, the concerned employer and recruiter will be automatically notified and when they are interested in you, they will communicate using the online chat feature and schedule an interview. The app can be downloaded from both the Apple store and Google Play.
JobCompass helps you find a new job opening near where you live. But instead of using the usual ZIP code, this app utilizes a smartphone’s GPS to provide you with the job’s location in relation to where you are. When you find what you’re looking for, you can simply email the information to yourself and apply directly using the app. It can also search for jobs in more than 55 countries.
JobMo is for people who don’t mind working in a foreign country or who want to work for a company abroad in a home-based position. This app allows users to search for work by location using Google maps in more than 20 countries. The jobs posted are those listed on well-known sites such as Indeed, Simply Hired, Monster and The Ladders. It is also possible to do your research on companies and salaries using the application.
Websites for Finding Jobs
Linkedin is still a top choice when it comes to finding jobs online. This social networking site for professionals with more than 400 million members is now being used by both recruiters and hiring managers to find job candidates. It has a specific LinkedIn Jobs page where members can look for jobs by title, keyword or company. The page also features sections for “jobs in your network” and “jobs you may be interested in.”
Indeed.com is another popular job site that offers millions of job listings. Sourced from thousands of websites, the listings cover career sites, job boards, newspaper classifieds, associations and other online job sites. It lets users upload a resume and avail of a personalized resume link which can easily be shared with potential employers. Tips for job-hunting and discussion forums are also available.
Certain countries also have their specific job sites that provide useful information on work available only within the country. Workfast is one example. The site is useful for both people looking for work and for employers who need workers on demand such as for an hour, for a day or for a week.
CareerBuilder is one of the largest job boards available. Apart from its job listings, it also allows posting of resume and provides career advice and resources to job hunters. What makes the site different from the rest is that it obtains its job listings directly from employers. It has even partnered with newspapers to include their online classifieds on the site.