Jobs not the best app to find a new gig

Aug 30, 2009
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In today’s economy, out-of-work job seekers will invariably run into the Jobs app while searching through the iTunes app store. The CareerBuilder.com-developed app, however, is not nearly as useful as its Web counterpart    Jobs does an OK job with basic services. Users, for instance, can initiate a job search with keywords.  Unfortunately, standard options on the […]

In today’s economy, out-of-work job seekers will invariably run into the Jobs app while searching through the iTunes app store. The CareerBuilder.com-developed app, however, is not nearly as useful as its Web counterpart   

Jobs does an OK job with basic services. Users, for instance, can initiate a job search with keywords.  Unfortunately, standard options on the original site, such as salary and level of experience, are absent from this mobile version.  While the Jobs app returns multiple search results, seekers are forced to needlessly scroll through positions that will never be relevant for them. 

The one area where the Jobs app sticks out is in is its ability to geo-locate your search area.  This function can be turned on and off from the search page, and users can also program in their desired location. Other positive features of the app are a “favorites” page and maps and directions to prospective job interviews. 

Still, most who are hunting to secure a new position quickly may find this app a waste of time.  Despite the fact that users can email postings to themselves and friends, you can’t apply for a job at the touch of a screen.  Thousands of people apply to postings from sites like CareerBuilder.com. This app should let you directly apply for jobs as well.

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