It’s safe to say that modern information technologies revolutionized every aspect of our lives, including job searching. Today, PR experts can use smart and multi-functional apps to connect with other professionals, search jobs that aren’t advertised on traditional job search services and check the average salaries of their profession in various companies and sectors. All you need is a smartphone or tablet, and you’re ready to take the PR job market by storm. Here are the top six apps that are indispensable for furthering your career in the field.
LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/mobile/) (iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows)
This is a must-have app, especially since in the world of PR, networking is everything. This app makes all the wealth of your LinkedIn account available on the go, helping you to stay updated with your professional network, search available jobs recommended by the app system, post status updates and easily expand your connections.
Glassdoor (http://www.glassdoor.com/apps.htm) (iOS, Android)
Another mobile version of a classic, Glassdoor gives you key information about today’s job market. You can search and save jobs, research companies, check the salaries they offer, read comments posted by other professionals and see potential interview questions. A recent feature called Job Feed delivers the latest and most relevant job listings in a news feed or by push notification.
Pocket Resume (http://pocketresume.net/) (iOS, Android, Blackberry)
If you’re a smart job seeker, you must know that every job application requires some slight tweaks in your resume. Pocket Resume is an app that allows you to re-design or update your resume on the go. The file is auto-formatted and in pdf format, so you’ll never have to worry about adjusting the layout.
Hidden Jobs (http://jobs.careercloud.com/) (iOS, Android)
Companies don’t always advertise all available jobs. Sometimes you might miss an opportunity just because you weren’t listening to an employer’s social media channels. This app will help you seize all available positions by browsing through online platforms ranging from press releases to media, and track jobs that might interest you. Until now, it managed to detect almost 2 million jobs that were never advertised!
LunchMeet (http://lunchmeetapp.com/) (iOS)
You’ll simply love this app. All you need to do is sign up with your LinkedIn account, let the app know when and where you’re available for meetings, search for professionals in your field who are also available for a meeting and, if you think getting to know them can open new doors, invite them to a lunchmeet. This is an easy and secure way to make every lunch or coffee break a valuable networking opportunity.
Namerick (http://namerick.com) (iOS)
When you’re in the process of intense job search, you’ll meet lots of new people. And since all professional contacts can become very valuable one day, it would be a shame to forget any names. Namerick is an app that will help you remember the names and the most important details about each and every person you meet. You can quickly jot down their name and the circumstances of your meeting, featuring all the important details you’ll need to recall later.
Innovative apps can significantly help you in networking, creating new professional relationships and getting new job opportunities on the go.