These iPhone apps will help find you a job and nail the interview

Jan 25, 2010
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Whether you’re a recent college graduate or recently laid off, if you don’t have a job, you’re out there looking for one.  Luckily, you’ve got a iPhone. Unfortunately, you can’t send it in to pay for your bills. However, you can use it for your job search. Check out these seven iPhone apps for less […]

Whether you’re a recent college graduate or recently laid off, if you don’t have a job, you’re out there looking for one.  Luckily, you’ve got a iPhone. Unfortunately, you can’t send it in to pay for your bills. However, you can use it for your job search. Check out these seven iPhone apps for less than $10 that will help you find a job and nail the interview.

First on our list is the beamME CV and Resume Sender iPhone app (Free). With beamME, you can upload your resume to your iPhone, create a business card, and also a custom cover letter. This is a great iPhone app if you happen to meet a prospective employer away from your computer. Instantly send your information to any computer or phone. As a bonus, beamME creates a contacts map for you, so your can stay organized and follow up accordingly.

myCard is another iPhone app with a similar idea and a lower price tag. For 99 cents, you can create a great electronic business card. Never again be stuck in a situation where you’ve run out. With myCard, you can email your business card, or exchange information with someone else on the go.

If you’re not on LinkedIn, you need to be. The LinkedIn iPhone app is free to download onto your iPhone, as well as to join on the Web. LinkedIn is the social networking site for professionals, and it could get you the job you want. You can stay in touch with your professional contacts easily and anywhere with LinkedIn, as well as upload your resume and forward your profile to a contact. LinkedIn is a great way to keep yourself in the know — and to keep yourself known.

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For the actual job search part, there are a ton of iPhone apps that will keep you current on the job market. To start, there’s the CareerBuilder iPhone app, and it’s free to download. The Jobs iPhone app from CareerBuilder lets you search the job market from anywhere. You can also store your favorites and get detailed information about the salary, location and other specifics you want to know. 

If you’re OK with moving to find your job, you might want to check out the JobCompass iPhone app, which is free. JobCompass searches millions of job listings and then lets you know where they are. Whether you feel like moving to New York, Chicago, L.A. or Kansas City, JobCompass will let you know what’s available and where.

If you’re not looking for something entry-level, the High Paying Jobs iPhone app from Next Mobile Web would be a great place to start. This free iPhone app pulls job offers from other sites that fit your aspirations. Best of all, they organize the jobs based on which offer the best salary and benefits packages. Plus, just hit the “Apply Now” button and send a resume off in no time at all.

Finally, when you’re off to the interview, you want to look your best. Spice up your suit with the Tie-a-Tie Deluxe iPhone app (99 cents). Go with a modern or classic knot and get it right with easy step-by-step instructions. Tie-a-Tie is better than other tie iPhone apps because it also give you a picture of a real person tying their tie, not just an illustration. Learn over 13 different knots, as well as a ton of extras, such as handkerchief folds. Go to your interview looking your best, and get the job you deserve.

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With and iPhone and these handy iPhone apps, you’ll be a step ahead of the rest. For under $10, you can find a job, send your resume and show up for the interview in style. The rest is up to you.  Good luck and good hunting!

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Matthew Hendrickson

Matthew Hendrickson is a freelance writer and Editor and Chief of Jettison Quarterly. He lives in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood and has a degree in journalsim from Columbia College. He has written for the Chicago Journal, The Chicago Reporter, and ChicagoTalks.  His three-part story about lead poisoning rates in Chicago was featured at Propublica.org and IRE.org.

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