Savvy job seekers have jumped on the app wagon to get a digital edge in our digital world. Here are our reporter’s fave Mobile apps let you search for positions 24/7, everywhere you are.
We’ve asked three of our resident interns here at The WISHington Post to give their opinions on which ones serve their lifestyles the best.
The Pocket Resume — By Billy J. Clanton
Not to be “that guy” but I really don’t have the time to sit down and browse career websites, then tailor my resume for a gig that looks good. If I want to send out eight resumes a day, there’s no way that slow but steady junk is going to pay off.
That’s why the Pocket Resume is my go to app.
This app allows me to craft a great looking resume right from my Smartphone. I don’t have to worry about the layout or design because the app handles it. So, in between my power lunches or while I’m on the train to my next 3 interviews, I can create a resume, store it and send it directly from my phone. That’s how you get ‘er done.
The app is $2.99 and is available from pocketresume.net
iPQ Career Planner — By Ulysses S. Grand
If you’re someone like me who likes to leave nothing to chance (no really – nothing) and analyzes the pros and cons of every possible move, then the iPQ Career Planner (iTunes 0.99) is for you.
I used this app to identify my ideal job by completing a 52-question assessment (However, I think having 53 questions would have been really prime…).
It helped outline my strengths (my adept assessment capabilities) and weaknesses (perhaps my stature), then gave me tips on how to address them. It also suggested matching jobs and careers.
This app is utterly ideal for those that don’t let arbitrarily drawn constellations dictate what they do next and instead rely on the beauty of data.
Interview Prep Questions — By Woody Wilson
So my alarm went off right on time this morning: 11:30 AM (YOLO). But when I looked at my phone I totally flipped cause like, bros, I literally had an interview scheduled at noon. That was like, a crazy bummer.
But I didn’t sweat it because, like, life is short, and anyway that stuff happens to me all the time.
So I can customize my questions by building a “favorite deck,” and then move questions I already have the answers to into the “ignore list” (ex: ‘when do Coachella tickets go on sale?’)
You can get the app on iTunes for 0.99. Killer.