It’s truly amazing what you can accomplish with today’s smartphones. With just a click or touch, you can find a date, make restaurant reservations or set up a recording on your digital video recorder. So what about using your phone to look for a job? In this article by CareerBuilder.com, you will find some excellent tips on how to find, and use, smartphone apps to enhance your job search.
We’ve told you about the importance of building a strong online presence to help your job search by using Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and other career-related blogs. But have you ever considered using smartphone apps to make your job search easier?
We think you should. To help, here’s a list of eight job-related apps to take your job search mobile:
1. Business Card Reader: You’re at a networking event and collect a bunch of business cards, but by the time you get home, you’ve already lost a few. To avoid misplacing important contacts, download this nifty app. Take a picture of a business card with your phone’s camera, and the app will import the contact information directly to your address book.
Cost: Varies based on platform
Available for: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Windows Mobile
2. Documents To Go: This app is available in a few different versions, depending on your platform. Based on the version you download, you’ll be able to view and/or create and edit Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. The premium version offers viewing, editing and syncing of cloud files, along with the ability to view PDF, iWork, Text and .RTF files.
Cost: Varies based on version and platform
Available for: iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Maemo