Finding a new position may be right at your fingertips.

Mackenzie Dunn
Dec 10, 2020 @ 2:55 pm
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The time spent looking for a new job often amounts to a full-time job in and of itself. Between looking for positions, submitting applications, and reaching out for networking opportunities, the reality is that it takes a lot of effort to get hired. And now more than ever, it’s imperative to set yourself apart from the pack. According to Ashley Stahl, a career expert at SoFi, with location no longer being a limiting factor, companies are seeing more applicants than ever before. Because of this, Stahl believes that job searching in 2021 will require more networking to break through the competition.

Luckily, technology is your friend when it comes to job searching in today’s digital world, and there are plenty of job apps that are designed to help you get connected, get ahead of the curve, and get hired. Check out our recommendations for the best job apps to download now so you can nail the application process and climb up the rungs of the career ladder. You got this. 

Best job apps to download now:

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If you're looking for a job and haven't created a LinkedIn profile, it might be the best place to start your job search.

Not only does it help you find connections so you can network right from your phone, it also has a feed of job listings and business news so you can always stay up to date on your search. To use LinkedIn, simply download the app on your phone, create a fleshed-out profile, and then start connecting with people you know! The more connections you have, the more opportunities will open up. Plus, LinkedIn’s app lets you take its messaging feature with you on the go, so you can answer recruiters and other professionals in a timely manner.

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Complete with a one-tap application process, CareerBuilder is a job app that is committed to getting people back to work—whether that means looking for your next job or finding a new one because yours was impacted by the current global health crisis. Use this app to search for job openings, submit easy applications, manage your profile, and connect with employers—all in one place.

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You've probably heard of Glassdoor or used it yourself to compare a company or its salary reports on your desktop computer. But do you have the app on your phone? 

Just like the website, the app allows you to find jobs that match your skills as well as read company reviews, compare salaries, and even prepare for interviews by seeing what questions the top companies are asking. The app allows you to set up notifications for when a new job is posted in your area or field, too. So whether you want to be prepared to negotiate a new salary or explore a brand-new field, Glassdoor’s app has the information you’ll need.

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ZipRecruiter takes the hassle out of sorting through hundreds of job postings a day because it actually does the searching for you. Start by installing the app and providing information about the kind of jobs you're looking for (field, location, title, etc.), and ZipRecruiter will compile a personalized list for you. Plus, you'll receive notifications about local jobs that you’re a good match for as they're posted, so you can be one of the first to apply.

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Monster’s app implemented an ingenious feature that makes applying for jobs feel like you’re using a dating app (the process is kind of similar, right?). If you find a job on their tailored list that you want to apply for, simply swipe right. That’s it! No more spending hours on a job application or cover letter only to not hear back. This app makes it fun and easy to get your name and résumé out there.

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If you’re looking for an hourly gig (either full- or part-time), Snagajob is the app for you. It allows you to find local jobs in the restaurant, retail, hospitality, customer service, administrative, and seasonal sectors, among others. You can find out who’s hiring with an easy-to-use map search and opt to have daily job matches emailed right to your inbox, so you can stay on the pulse of new postings and make extra cash or score a new gig. 

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The Handshake app was specifically designed for recent grads who are looking to get their start in the job market. From internships to full-time positions, the app pools together personalized job recommendations based on your profile, college major, and career interests. You can even learn more about jobs and companies through student reviews and participate in virtual networking events right on the app. 

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Indeed is one of the biggest job-search network sites, with millions of job postings available that are ready to take applications. Filter your results by full-time, part-time, contract, freelance, and internship positions. Depending on what you're looking for, you can follow companies to get their latest job postings and see which jobs you’ve visited, saved, and applied to within the app.