Recruiting Apps for Applicants
The search for a new job has slowly migrated from a manual process to almost exclusively electronic applications over the internet. While more convenient than the paper processes of the past, online job hunting can be frustrating without good technology. The San Francisco Bay Area is home to new and innovative technology. As such, recruiting apps are becoming more and more popular. They make recruiting more mobile and less tedious. Here are a few apps to try when you apply.
LinkedIn Job Search App
The LinkedIn Job Search App is separate from the original LinkedIn app, designed specifically for your job search. “Landing your dream job can feel like a full-time job. So we wanted to make it easier to find, research, and apply for your next opportunity by maximizing your “in between” moments. The next time you’re in a line for coffee or stuck waiting for a delayed flight, why not jump start your job search from your phone.” The app doesn’t share any of your activity with your network so your search can stay confidential. You can also customize your search and LinkedIn will send you recommendations.
“Pocket Resume is the best-selling app that allows you to create, maintain, and email your resume from your device. Why waste your time with a complex, bulky word processor? Pocket Resume simplifies the painful task of putting together a resume by doing ALL of the layout work for you.” Resumes are hard, not only do you need to keep an updated LinkedIn profile, but you have to transfer all the info into a document? There are tons of resume builder websites out there, but Pocket Resume allows you create your resume and apply for jobs all through your phone. The world is going mobile, and Pocket Resume is made for mobile!
One of the key features, especially for candidates, of Switch is it can hide the applicants identity. This feature gives passive candidates peace of mind that their confidential job search will stay that way. “Swipe on the jobs you like and wait to get matched. Connect and chat instantly with hiring managers. Choose who you share your profile with, or go incognito.” Switch is based off the addictiveness of popular dating app Tinder, you simply swipe jobs you are interested in. Once matched you can chat or email hiring managers and set up interviews.
We love technology and apps, especially when they address a task that has become almost painful, such as a job search. If you are in the midst of your search for a role in accounting/finance, administration, human resources, marketing or operations give us a call today, Menlo Partners Staffing (650)752-6193. We are a Peninsula based employment agency offering temporary staffing and direct hire search services and would love to help!