Android Apps for Smart Job Searchers

Finding a new job isn't always easy, but the task is simpler when you have a toolbox full of apps designed to help you move your career forward. Discover four Android apps to make your job search easier.

Resume Builder Pro

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For less than the price of a cup of coffee, you can buy an app that quickly generates a professional-looking résumé. The categories include contact information, objective, experience, education, skills, and references — all the areas that potential employers want to know about you. Once you build your résumé, you'll receive it as a .docx file so you can edit it anytime.

You can also have Resume Builder Pro’s experts review your résumé to make sure you haven’t missed any important details or made any common mistakes

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is the dominant social network for professionals. This service allows you to search for others in your career field, forge relationships with them, and share your knowledge with other professionals. The app also has an easy-to-use interface, and the app keeps you updated on how many people view your profile.

If you pay for a LinkedIn Premium subscription, you can unlock more features. For example, you’ll be able to compare the number of views your profile receives with the viewing numbers for similar job candidates. You’ll also be able to get access to highly detailed information about the companies that list job openings.

Job Search by Glassdoor

Don't want to settle for the first job offer that comes along? When you use Glassdoor’s Job Search app, you'll gain a realistic view of what working at the companies you’re considering is like. You can look at average salary information and get insight into areas such as how well the management structure works and if opportunities for advancement are plentiful.

To get an idea of how Glassdoor’s app can help you, visit the Glassdoor website and look at the Assurant review. The reviews for this insurance company indicates that its CEO has a fair approval rating and the company offers an excellent benefits package.

Job Interview Question–Answer

Writing your résumé and distributing it are the first steps in the job search process, but the job interview itself is equally important. Perhaps it’s been a while since your last job interview. Maybe you’ve never interviewed for a job within a certain industry. Perfect your interview skills with the Job Interview Question–Answer app.

The app has videos that present some of the toughest common interview questions, including “tell me about yourself” and “why do you want to join this company?” You can record yourself as you practice answering these questions so you'll get an objective look at how your interviewer will perceive you. The app also has videos of a career coach offering answers to these questions.

Looking for a new job is a challenge, but having the right apps on your Android device can help you. Try out the apps, then tell us in the comments below how the apps performed for you.