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8 Free iOS, Android Apps For Job Hunters

Your smartphone could be the key to your next employment opportunity. Here are 8 iPhone and Android apps that give you the tools to seek, explore, and apply for new jobs.
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Reach
If networking is a challenge for you, download Reach, a mobile app designed to help local professionals meet. It uses geolocation to find nearby users and people who have checked in to certain locations.
You start by building your online professional profiles. The app syncs to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Eventbrite. From there, you can set a 'status' to let people know why you want to connect, then find or be found by other users seeking to expand their professional networks. Access to information like mutual connections and latest Tweets can help break the ice and start a conversation.
If you're looking for opportunities to meet other professionals in person, Reach gives you access to trending events in the area, and lets you register for them from inside the app.
The app is free to download on iOS and Android.
(Image: Apple App Store)

Reach

If networking is a challenge for you, download Reach, a mobile app designed to help local professionals meet. It uses geolocation to find nearby users and people who have checked in to certain locations.

You start by building your online professional profiles. The app syncs to LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, and Eventbrite. From there, you can set a "status" to let people know why you want to connect, then find or be found by other users seeking to expand their professional networks. Access to information like mutual connections and latest Tweets can help break the ice and start a conversation.

If you're looking for opportunities to meet other professionals in person, Reach gives you access to trending events in the area, and lets you register for them from inside the app.

The app is free to download on iOS and Android.

(Image: Apple App Store)

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6/25/2016 | 2:11:04 PM
Alas
Alas, most of these apps seem of limited value.  A couple are useful only for networking "opportunities," and chances are if the other poor schlub on the other end is also using the same app, there's not a lot they can do for you.

As for the more technically savvy ones, that's great for certain sectors/types of jobs, but not for the average job seeker.

This is a nice breakdown of what's out there, but IMHO, just because "there's an app for that" doesn't mean it's a particularly useful app.
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