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6 apps for job seekers

Posted by (Blog Author)
14th Jan 2019, 2:51pm
Kara_YC

Get 2019 off to a good start by landing your dream job. Whether you’re in need of a part-time gig to get you through uni, or preparing for your next big career move, these apps can help you on your way. Search, view, save and apply for jobs whenever, wherever, all from your phone.

 

1. LinkedIn

There’s two reasons why the LinkedIn app is useful when looking for a new corporate job – the ability to network with potential employers, and the job search function.

 

When landing a new job sometimes it’s all about who you know. On LinkedIn you can connect with people in your industry both here, and in 200 countries all around the world.

 

The job search function is also handy for job seekers. It presents job openings based on your profile including your current and past roles, career interests, and jobs you’ve previously viewed.

 

You can also allow recruiters to find and contact you with opportunities. To enable this feature, go to ‘LinkedIn Jobs’ > ‘Preferences’ > turn ‘On’ the toggle to ‘Let recruiters know you’re open’. Here you can fill out details including the location, industry, and type of work you’re interested in. And don’t worry, it’s private so colleagues in your network won’t know you’re looking elsewhere!

 

You can download the LinkedIn app from the App Store and Google Play

 

2. SEEK

SEEK is another popular job search app, allowing you to browse job listings based on keywords, classification, work type, salary, and location. You can save jobs you like and come back and apply for them later.

 

The best part about the app is you don’t have to constantly check for new jobs – instead, you can have emails sent to you when jobs matching your interests become available.

 

The quick apply function means you can apply for some jobs on the go via the app, rather than through the hiring company's webite. Once you’ve uploaded resumes and cover letters to your SEEK profile, they’re available to attach to your application. You can also attach files from your phone, or write your cover letter on the spot.

 

The SEEK app is available to download from Google Play and the App Store.

 

3. Indeed

The Indeed app allows you to search for jobs based on job title, company and location. You can find a range of job types from internships and contract work, to part-time and full-time permanent positions.

 

Similar to SEEK, you can have new openings sent to your email, so you’ll stay up to date on the latest jobs even when you’re not using the app.

 

You can also follow companies to view their latest jobs and check out reviews to see how the company rates for things like culture, work/life balance, salary, management and job security.

 

The app is available for both Android and Apple devices.

 

4. Glassdoor Job Search

Like other job search apps, with Glassdoor you can customise your job search by location, title and company, save jobs for later, and create alerts for new openings and recommended roles.

 

You can also research company reviews by current and former employees to find out if the company is the right fit for you. The reviews include insight into company culture, senior management, career opportunities and work-life balance. You can also get insider information about the interview process and commonly asked questions to help you prepare.

 

You can download the Glassdoor app from the App Store or Google Play.

 

5. Adzuna

The Adzuna app brings together job advertisements from thousands of websites into the one handy place. Search for jobs based on salary, date listed, company, location and more.

 

The online version of Adzuna also has a CV evaluation tool which estimates your worth based on your uploaded CV. You can get the Adzuna app from either the App Store or Google Play.

 

6. Gumtree Jobs

Using the Gumtree Jobs app you can search for jobs across a range of different industries including health, hospitality, retail, trade, and education.

 

Instead of uploading a resume document, you simply enter your information into your profile and the app generates a resume for you. This means you can easily and quickly apply for roles on the go using the quick apply feature.

 

Download the app from Google Play or the App Store.

 

What’s your favourite job search app? Tell us in the comments below 😊

Comments
Jamallandit
by New Contributor Jamallandit
‎2019-01-14 04:39 PM

Thanks. 👍

Ray_YC
by Online Community Manager
‎2019-01-15 05:01 PM

Wouldn't have a clue because I have my dream job right here of course 😉

I do see JORA advertised quite a lot. 

heyitsrob
by Visitor heyitsrob
‎2019-01-17 12:05 AM

In my experience (looking for digital jobs), Seek tended to have the widest variety of opportunities and was the first place I’d look. I also found their app really easy to use.

 

LinkedIn had a slightly worse mobile experience, but as you mention in the article, there’s great networking opportunities and still plenty of jobs to search through.

 

I didn’t use Adzuna but may do in the future (hopefully not for a very long time!).

 

Thanks for sharing such a handy article. First time poster here and enjoyed reading it. 

Kara_YC
by Blog Author Kara_YC
‎2019-01-17 09:20 AM

 @Ray_YC did apps exist all the way back when you were first looking for a job? he he he Smiley Wink

Thanks @heyitsrob glad you enjoyed the article! 
Agreed, LinkedIn and SEEK are definitely my first preferences (hence why they're 1 and 2 on my list!). What I like most about LinkedIn is that the jobs it recommends are based on my skills so I can get an idea of kind of jobs I could apply for, especially ones I've never thought of before. I found my wonderful Optus job on LinkedIn Smiley Very Happy

Ray_YC
by Online Community Manager
‎2019-01-17 04:28 PM

Back in my day we used this thing called a newspaper. It was the style at the time.

Dan_C
by Moderator Dan_C
‎2019-01-21 02:06 PM

@Ray_YC, the trading post? 

Ray_YC
by Online Community Manager
‎2019-01-21 02:42 PM

I'm on their app/website now looking for nicer colleagues @Dan_C @Kara_YC