In today’s ever-challenging job market, job seekers need all the help they can get on their search for job.  It’s important to arm yourself with  tools that can help you maintain a competitive advantage over other job candidates.

Here are some great apps to help you job search wherever you go:

1) Jobs with Friends
Everyone always talks about using social media to get a job, but not everyone knows how exactly to go about doing that.  Maybe it seems easier to Google open positions, fill out tons of online applications, and send a resume out to every hiring manager.  If it’s beginning to sound too complicated, there is a new, more efficient way to do all of the above tasks using just one single platform. CareerCloud.com’s latest product is called Jobs With Friends, and it centralizes all of the tools a jobseeker needs in his or her job search.  A simple sync of LinkedIn and Facebook to Jobs With Friends lets jobseekers see the companies where their connections are employed, research the company, find open positions, and even ask for job referrals. Because referred candidates are three to four times more likely to be hired, this unique Jobs With Friends feature is a new trend and opportunity that jobseekers should take advantage of.  Separately, LinkedIn and Facebook give access to information about users’ employers, but having them together and putting this information to use is what separates Jobs With Friends from other jobseeker tools.

2) LinkedIn 
LinkedIn is known as the biggest online networking site. The new LinkedIn app makes it even easier to connect and grow your network, engage with professional content and gain insights right from the stream. Simply based on how you use LinkedIn everyday, the new intelligent navigation is personalized just for you. The LinkedIn iPad and iPhone apps only support iOS 5.0 and above so it is recommended to update your device operating system prior to updating the app.

3) Indeed.com
Indeed has been the most comprehensive search engine for jobs. Finding jobs using Indeed is very easy.  In a single search, Indeed offers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. You can easily apply to select jobs using your Indeed Resume, your recent searches are remembered, you can view new jobs added since your last search, you can easily preview page displays text of job posting, save or email your favorite jobs, and even create and edit your resume.

4) JobCompass 
If you’re wondering what jobs are available in your area, JobCompass application searches millions of jobs, locating and plotting them on a map showing you exactly where the jobs are in relation to a certain location. It is so easy to use. When you find a job that you are interested in you can email it to yourself, to a friend and even apply directly online.

5) Careerbuilder 
Brings the power of CareerBuilder.com,the largest job site in the US, straight to your mobile device. Give you instant access to search and apply directly to nearly 2 million job postings on CareerBuilder.com using your CareerBuilder account. You can enjoy the simplest and most powerful mobile job-seeking experience for free.

6) SnagAJob
If you’re looking for hourly employment, snagajob is the best resource. Using your current location, Snagajob enables you to discover and apply to the freshest, most relevant jobs near you. They give job seekers access to positions for small and large companies including restaurant, department stores, and  other hourly jobs.

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