PepsiCo recently reported that 90 percent of people who clicked on their job-related emails used a smartphone to do so. 90 percent!
“Instead of job hunting on a PC, people are doing so while standing in line at a restaurant or even sitting on a couch while watching the game,” CNN reports.
Always a smart employer, PepsiCo rolled out a brand new mobile-friendly career site that allows you to apply to their jobs straight from your phone. To attract tech savvy talent that uses their smartphone instead of a laptop to job search, many more companies are following suit.
So if you’re not putting your phone to work during your job search, you’re missing out! There are many new apps popping up to help you job search on the go (even if your target companies haven’t yet updated their career mobile-friendly career pages):
SnapDat is a digital business card exchange service—with style. When you’re exchanging your virtual business card, you can show your personality and put your personal brand on display by selecting a personalized design and style.
If you haven’t yet downloaded LinkedIn Mobile, you must. The app is beautifully designed and is great not only to stay connected, send messages and look up jobs but also learn more about your industry via ‘LinkedIn Today.’
And if you have a Galaxy S5, even better! LinkedIn and Samsung worked together to make your LinkedIn experience seamless by syncing contacts from your email and calendar.
This cool app lets you save all of your basic info (name, education and all that jazz), to a single Passport so that you don’t have to keep filling out the same info more than once in a job application. This time (and typo) saver is definitely worth trying out.
Yes, you guessed it: Pocket Resume lets you create and send resume straight from your iPhone. The user interface on this well-reviewed up is great, but one word of caution: make sure you take the time to triple check your resume; mobile is great for being proactive and responding quickly, but can make you more prone to mistakes.
The next time you’re in line at the Costco gas station, pull out your JobJuice app and start quizzing yourself with great interview questions! The free version of this job interview preparation app, along with a paid version for those of you who want to take your interview game to the next level.
Get these apps, and make sure your smartphone is working just as hard as you are to find your next gig!
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About the Author:Ritika Trikha is passionate about scoping out top-notch job advice in the career-sphere to help you find a job you love. Ritika has 99 problems but an unhappy career isn’t one! She’s a writer and an optimist (and Jay Z’s No. 1 fan). When Ritika’s not writing stellar advice articles, she’s obsessing over social media. Connect with her via CareerBliss Tumblr, Pinterest and Google+! And follow Ritika on Twitter!