The Internet job search has gone mobile. Like the rest of the world, your competition is moving faster and doing more while away from home. Mobile job search is now standard fare for job hunters and recruiters alike. Whether you're looking for mobile jobs on an Apple or Android device, there's something out there for you. Most of the mobile job apps you'll want to use are free and have been built by industry leaders.
Here's a guide to the top mobile job search apps available.
Mobile job search apps can help you find a new gig without interrupting your busy life.
The largest job search site in the world, Monster.com, has become synonymous with online and mobile job hunting. Created way back at the end of the 20th century when the two largest job boards combined, Monster.com now has a mobile job search app for both Android and Apple products. You can save your searches, access your account, and have mobile jobs emailed to you.
Indeed's mobile job search app works on Android and Apple devices. If you don't want to download a mobile jobs app, its site uses responsive Web design, which means it will format itself to whatever device you use. Indeed allows you to post resumes as well as to search mobile jobs. Their slogan: One search, all jobs.
One of most reputable names in the business, CareerBuilder is credited with launching the very first iPhone mobile job search app Their mobile jobs software sends you jobs similar to the ones you've been searching as well as letting you apply directly. If you're using the app through an iPad, you can actually see how you compare, side-by-side, against other people applying for the same job. Be warned, their mobile job search app is currently only available on Apple products.
LinkedIn's mobile job search app has been in the news recently after undergoing some major upgrades and revamping its mobile jobs platform. It is available on Apple and Android, and offers not just connections with other members, but industry news and insight.
Waiting by the phone used to be part of looking for jobs. Now that your phone goes with you, there's no excuse not to hunt for a new, better job on the go. Mobile job apps are the biggest advancement since email and online job boards rendered the fax machine all but extinct.
Your competition is on the move — you should be, too.