How To Use Your iPhone As A Jobhunting Tool
It is inevitable that the following phrase must have been uttered in recent history: ‘Why don’t you stop playing with your iPhone and look for a job?’ However, there are now many ways that an iPhone can be used for recruitment purposes, and it is an idea tool for spending commuting time productively. If your day at work has left you wanting to punch one of your fellow passengers, you can use your iPhone to channel this energy into looking for another career path.
LinkedIn is a professional network, and it has shown that there is more to social media than food photos and cats playing pianos. While Facebook and Twitter are aimed at casual users, LinkedIn will allow you to develop new professional relationships, as well as maintaining contact with previous colleagues. The LinkedIn app has a lot of the functionality of the full site, and it will allow you to get a ‘foot in the door’ with those who are responsible for company recruitment.
LinkUp is an iPhone app that provides a huge database of jobs, as well as a number of social options. If you see a job that interests you, there is no need to wait until you get home before applying. You can apply directly from the app, and you can alert your friends and family about vacancies with a few clicks. Naturally, you may wish to avoid this feature if you think that they are better qualified for the position than you.
If the thought of creating a CV from scratch is something that keeps you awake at night, you will be delighted to hear that Pocket CV is an app that does all of the hard work for you. You move through the menus and add all of the relevant information, and then the app creates a professional-quality CV that can be saved in a variety of document formats. This app also makes it easy to create multiple versions of your CV, which is useful for making every potential employer think that your résumé has been created especially for them.
Millions of jobseekers are already using the Monster website because of the variety of vacancies that are available, and this database is fully accessible from their iPhone app. The GPS feature uses the phone’s location based data to display job vacancies in the nearby area, and the app also has the usual social features for alerting others. The app gives you full control over your CV and covering letters, and you can choose certain types of vacancies that can be ‘pushed’ to your phone.
This is another advanced CV writing app, although there is one unique selling point. The app is preloaded with a wide range of words and phrases that have been personally supplied by some of the finest career consultants in the industry. You can then pick and choose the sections that interest you, and use these to build a full CV. However, you should avoid using too much of this pre-written material, as it can make your résumé look like one of those nauseating ‘buzzspeak’ documents that Sir Alan Sugar waves around on The Apprentice.
JobServe Connect is an app that has a range of features to create an efficient job search. Seeking employment is made easier by using the Search Assist feature, as it provides you with a way of finding the jobs that are the most relevant to you. Searches are also saved by the app, which saves you the hassle of having to enter the same details over and over again.
Ross Davies writes on a variety of subjects surrounding technology, web design and employment and recruitment issues.
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