mobile appsDid you know that seventy seven percent of job seekers use mobile job search apps?  In this difficult job market, it has become critical to job seekers that they are available for new career opportunities 24/7.  This means that potential candidates worldwide are taking their job search with them, on their Android, iPhone or other smartphone devices.

If you’re looking for a great way to stay connected to your job search wherever you go, then a mobile job search app is the way to go.  Here’s our top 6 list of the best mobile job search apps out there.  The best part is that most of them are free!

Monster Mobile App (FREE)

Looking for your dream job on the go?  Monster’s mobile app is a spectacular way to search through the hundreds of thousands of jobs that they have available.  Not only can you browse through available jobs, but you can also manage your job alerts, save recent job searches and apply for jobs, all from your smartphone.  On your way to an interview?  This positively striking app also provides you with interview tools and tips to help you ace that in-person and land that job!

LinkUp (FREE)

This job search engine puts the power of the hunt in your hands with its simplistic yet fresh, fun design.  Whether you’re on an Android, iPhone or iPad, you can have new opportunities at your fingertips in mere seconds.  Find jobs that you’re interested in and save them into your job basket so that you can apply for them later or set up job alerts to notify you when a position that you qualify for pops up.

CareerBuilder Mobile App (FREE)

With an advanced search option that lets you enter in specifics about what you’re looking for like geographical location and job title, CareerBuilder’s mobile app is a user-friendly way to keep your finger on the pulse of your job search.  Users have the ability to recommend jobs, manage their resumes and keep a list of favorites, all with a few taps of their finger.

Indeed.com Job Search (FREE)

Indeed.com, the popular search engine for jobs, has their own mobile app. Using the app, users can search the huge database of jobs indexed by Indeed. Indeed focuses on comprehensive listings of jobs: their motto is “One Search. All Jobs.” because they index jobs from direct employers, recruiting firms, and job boards.

LinkedIn (FREE)

If you’ve already got a LinkedIn profile setup and established, then you’re just a download away from being able to manage your status, sift through what your connections are doing and connect with new people.  All of the functionality of the popular social network in one nice, neat little package! This makes a great tool for interviews, as you will be able to easily connect with hiring managers and prospective team members on the spot.

Now Hiring (99 Cents)

The only paid app on our list made will cost you less than a cup of coffee and throw the doors of your job search wide open!  Simply answer a couple of quick questions about what you’re looking for and let the app do the rest.  You can even filter your results by geographical location, job status (full or part time and even internships) and date posted.  The jobs on this app are updated and removed as soon as they’ve been filled, so you don’t have to worry about applying for a position that’s closed.

Do you use any of these mobile job search apps?  If not, which do you use?

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