15 Apps to Land Your Next Job

When you’re trying to find a job in this market you need to do anything possible to get a leg up on the competition and stand out. With the current economic state the job market has gotten highly competitive and more people are finding themselves “back in the hunt.”

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 15 apps for utilizing the iPad to make a good first impression, land interviews, and find that next job! Read on!

Pocket Resume

Pocket Resume

Pocket Resume

Pocket Resume was the #1 paid business app in the United States and Canada for April 2010. The interface is simple and you can create a resume within minutes using the templates provided.

Choose to email your resume or save to Dropbox. You can also export it in either the PDF or RTF format. Pocket Resume even gives you the option of creating a resume using your LinkedIn profile.

Price: $2.99
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: Mani Ghasemlou

kyCVwy

kyCVwy

kyCVwy – Resume, CV, & Cover Letter in PDF

kyCVwy, which stands for “keep your CV with you,” is made by French developer Appnotie, but can be used in French or English. This app is for creating resumes and cover letters and has a couple of different features from most resume apps.

Add a photo with the option to resize and convert it to black and white. It also has the ability to exchange cover letters and resumes via bluetooth with others who have the kyCVwy app.

Price: $2.99
Requires: iOS 4.2 or later
Developer: Appnotie

ResumeBase

ResumeBase

ResumeBase

Another app for putting together your resume, ResumeBase gives you the ability to input your career information into 8 different categories. You can tailor your resume to the job you’re applying for by choosing which information to use from what you inputted.

It’s also easy to add new information to this ResumeBase throughout your job history, but one of the major features lacking is the ability to save in PDF format. This app only offers the option to save in either RTF or TXT formats.

Price: $2.99
Requires: iOS 4.3 or later
Developer: Peter McLeod

Resume bear

Resume bear

Resume bear

Have you always questioned when it is best to follow up with an employer? The Resume bear app requires the user to set up a free account on the Resume Bear website. Once you create your resume using their website, use this universal app to send your resume and track who has opened it. You will be notified each time an employer opens your resume.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.1 or later
Developer: Resumebear

Search Jobs & Find a Career

Search Jobs & Find a Career

Search Jobs & Find a Career

Search Jobs & Find a Career brings Beyond.com’s extensive database (hundreds of thousands) of job listings to your iPad, but this app does more than just search job listings.

Use the GPS to find jobs near you and learn about new postings through push notifications. Save jobs and job searches to your favorites. Once you’ve found the job that’s right for you begin the application process on the go.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: Beyond.com

Job Search

Job Search

Job Search

Job Search boasts job listings from over 50 countries and 26 languages. Save or email your favorite job postings. Job Search even remembers your recent searches and shows you new jobs that have been posted since you last used the app. The preview mode allows you to scan through job listings quickly and maximize your time as you job hunt.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.0 or later
Developer: Indeed

Job Search XL

Job Search XL

Job Search XL

Job Search XL has a number of options to search job listings including jobs listed only on company websites. Once you find a job you’re interested in you can apply right from the app and receive email alerts and notifications when jobs are filled or new ones are listed.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 3.2 or later
Developer: JobDig

Monster.com Interviews

Monster.com Interviews

Monster.com Interviews

The Monster.com Interviews app helps prepare anyone to put their best foot forward when they interview. Organize upcoming interviews, research the companies and people you’re interviewing with, and practice your interviewing skills. The app also allows you to record your answers to interview questions using video, audio, or text.

Dressing tips from experts ensures that you’re dressed for success and the map feature gives you driving directions and helps you find locations locally for services like cleaners, printers, and coffee shops. With tips on how to follow up post-interview and many other features this is the premiere app to prepare for job interviews! As Monster.com says, “It’s everything but the handshake.”

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: Monster Worldwide

Minimal Folio

Minimal Folio

Minimal Folio

Minimal Folio is the best way to show off your portfolio in style! With an easy to use interface you can quickly add images, videos, and pdf files to put together any portfolio or presentation.

You can manage multiple portfolios, present on an external display, and sync with services like Dropbox. With Minimal Folio displaying your portfolio you’ll stand out from the competition!

Price: $2.99
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: Simon Heys

PrintCentral Pro

PrintCentral Pro

PrintCentral Pro

Did you just land an important interview while out doing errands and need to print off an extra copy of your resume? PrintCentral Pro has you covered. Use this app to print wirelessly to almost any printer. You can print PDFs, documents, spreadsheets, and many other file formats.

The best part is you don’t even need to have a WiFi connection. Print n Share Pro can print using 3G when WiFi is not available!

Price: $9.99
Requires: iOS 3.2 or later
Developer: EuroSmartz Ltd

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

We’re still waiting for LinkedIn to release a dedicated iPad app, but for the time being this iPhone version that can be used on the iPad will have to do. Get access to the world’s largest professional network no matter where you are. Connect with other business professionals, read the latest industry news, and keep your network updated on your activities. The LinkedIn app also allows you to see who has been reviewing your profile recently.

Price: Free
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: LinkedIn Corporation

ScanBizCards

ScanBizCards

ScanBizCards

If you’re sick of manually adding business card information to your contacts ScanBizCards can do your work for you and much more! This app scans business cards and creates a contact for you using information from the card. It’s surprising how accurately it recognizes text and creates a new contact so you don’t have to save all those business cards!

Some of the other features this business card reader app offers are support for double-sided cards, side-by-side editing of text with card image, add a reminder to your calendar to follow up, and export to CSV or Evernote. You can also send an email with your own VCard and add a contact to your LinkedIn network all from the app. In all there are 31 features jam-packed into the ScanBizCards app.

Price: $6.99
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: ScanBiz Mobile Solutions L.P.

Expect Success

Expect Success

Expect Success

The Expect Success app is described as an app that equips the sales professional with the right tools for any situation 24/7. The app provides many tips for working in the sales world like how to manage your time and set appointments. It also includes a collection of inspirational songs and movie clips from YouTube. For less than a dollar you can begin sharpening your sales skills.

Price: $0.99
Requires: iOS 4.0 or later
Developer: Dealer Services South Inc.

Steno

Steno

Steno

If you need to send out a lot of similar emails while looking for a job, responding to employers, or following up with people, Steno will save you time. This app comes with 4 email templates and allows you to create as many of your own custom templates as you want. Choose from over 40 customizable placeholders to swap information in and out of the email templates or add your own custom placeholders. No more worrying about taking hours to respond to everyone in your inbox!

Price: $2.99
Requires: iOS 3.2 or later
Developer: Michael Shiffler

Audiotorium Notes

Audiotorium Notes

Audiotorium Notes

Audiotorium Notes gives you the ability to record audio and save text notes. Use this app to record audio when you interview and play back later to hear how you did and refine your interviewing skills. Also, input any text notes regarding the interview and following up all in one app. Audiotorium has integrated support for Dropbox, the ability to customize notes, and stream audio playback to any AirPlay compatible speaker.

Price: $1.99 for a limited time
Requires: iOS 4.2 or later
Developer: App Apps LLC

Your Thoughts

So, there are 15 apps for assisting you in your job hunt. For everything from building a resume to searching for jobs to nailing that interview this list will help you get on the track to success. Are there any apps I missed? Have you used the iPad in your pursuit of a new job? We’d love to hear your thoughts – just leave a comment below!


  • http://www.appforthat.de Julia

    I would REALLY like an in-depth comparison of the first three apps: what they can do in detail and how they compare to each other.

  • http://www.brainwiremagz,com Ari Arsyadi

    Yeah, a comparison would easily be helpful for us to pick which is best.

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