Are you on the lookout for your next role? In a time when technology has become more integral to our daily lives, are you using it to your advantage in your job search? There are so many ways your phone can help you!
There are plenty of apps out there that can help you find a job. One great app - if we do say so ourselves! – is the Swanstaff app.
Full of great content the app not only shows you all the latest jobs so you can apply on the go, but it also includes fantastic blogs about job searching and career advice to help you stand out from the crowd.
Current candidates with Swanstaff can get alerts for new shifts and be the first to hear about them and also easily share their availability with their branch. The app is all about saving you time and making your life easier!
Other apps job seekers can benefit from include CV Builder and Pocket Resume. Both of these help you to build a CV using their templates to make sure you include all the correct information. There are also brilliant apps like Interview Prep Questions which show you a typical interview question and give you tips on how to answer it.
Making sure your email address and signature are professional is so important. A silly, embarrassing or inappropriate email address can really affect how the company you are applying to looks at you. If you don’t have a one that sounds professional, it is definitely worth creating one.
With your email signature try to make sure it is not just the generic, “sent from my iphone”. You can include your name, a contact number and links to professional social profiles such as LinkedIn.
You should also use your emails to confirm details of interviews and to send a thank afterwards. A thank you email is a great way to thank the interviewer for their time and make sure they remember you.
Some job boards allow you to set up alerts for when jobs you are interested in are posted. Make sure all your job related emails go to the same email address. This will allow you to easily search in the inbox or separate emails into folders depending on which roles they are regarding.
This is another app but slightly different to the one’s previously mentioned. LinkedIn is a professional social network that is built for making business connections which will definitely assist in your job search.
You can use it to connect with the HR teams and Directors from the companies you want to work for. You can also connect with Recruiters who work in your industry and area who may be able to help you in finding your dream role.
There are plenty of other ways your phone can help in your job search. If you can think of any we haven’t mentioned here that really helped you, please let us know in the comments below.
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