The new iPhone 5 has hit the market so it must be time for The East Coast Executives “Top 7 Apps for Career Seekers” list. If you follow the Philadelphia Career Coach Examiner articles you know that I am a firm believer in creating a sound network of individuals and resources that can support your career growth. The apps mentioned are just a few great tools available to assist in moving your career search forward while adding real value to your expanding career network.
1. Job Search Organizer: This free app does exactly what it says. During your job search you may apply for hundreds of positions. The Job Search Organizer app will keep track of the status of all the jobs that you have applied to.
2. Pocket Resume: Is an excellent tool that allows job seekers to tailor their resume the moment they hear about an opportunity. For $2.99 this app simplifies the process of creating a resume by virtually doing the layout work for you.
3. LinkedIn: LinkedIn continues to be the leader in professional networking. This tool is an awesome way to keep connected to and receive up to date information on your professional network. If you’re not utilizing LinkedIn to your advantage chances are you’re not that serious about advancing your career.
4. LinkUp: This app is basically a job board but where it differs from some of the other job board apps on the market is that it searches jobs that are only found on company websites. LinkUp reports that they search the sites of over 22,000 companies for jobs and the information is updated daily.
5. LunchMeet: This app is a networking tool that operates through your LinkedIn contacts and utilizes geo-targeting to identify people that may want to meet for lunch or coffee to talk shop. This is a great way to connect with others in your field of interest and bolster your existing network.
6. iPQ Career Planner: This is a great app for recent grads or those looking to define their career path. This app allows you to take an assessment to determine the jobs for which your skills are suited. The app looks at your skills and makes recommendations for related jobs. For additional assistance iPQ’s site offers career guidance resources and questionnaires to help you focus in on what you really want to do in your career.
7. Dropbox: There would be no reason to do all of the work (resumes, cover letter, references, etc.) and not be able to access it at any given moment. Dropbox is a cloud storage system for storing documents online in one convenient place. You never know when you’ll need to put your information in the inbox of a potential hiring influencer; this tool allows you to do it effectively and separates you from the unprepared competition.
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