9 Best Mobile Apps for Finding a Job

Last Updated Apr 13, 2011 12:53 PM EDT

Job application apps and other online tools have officially gone viral. Never before has it been easier to keep track of jobs and contacts on the go. A great example is the old standby, Monster.com, which now has apps for the iPhone, Droid, and iPad that allow you to keep your job search -- including resume, cover letter, and listings -- with you at all times. Because if you're hunting for a job, the last thing you want to do is to be a day late -- and possibly a job short -- just because you missed a posting.

Here are eight others I hope you'll find helpful. Got more? Please share them in the comments section.

Jobs by Careerbuilder App What it does: Lets you find and apply for jobs right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. So if you're out networking (or taking a coffee break from your job search), you won't miss a single opportunity.

Indeed.com What it does: Indeed gives you free access to millions of postings from both job boards and company websites -- plus, you can have your personalized searches delivered right to your iPhone or Droid.

Jibber Jobber What it does: This online organization tool helps you keep track of everything related to your job search, including where you applied and who the contact person is for each position. If your email inbox is a "work-in-progress", this can help you avoid missing opportunities.

SnapDat What it does: This free download quickly creates and sends digital business cards from your iPhone to your new contact's email.

LinkedIn Mobile What it does: Whereas some of these other apps are limited to the iPhone or Droid, LinkedIn Mobile is also accessible on the Blackberry, Palm, and others. So next time you're in an interview and get surprised with a second introduction, you can quickly view the new interviewer's page, scout any connections, and put together some talking points on the fly.

In The Door What it does: You know how you can get "in the door" if you have a contact? Well, this Facebook tool allows you to see jobs for which you already have an "in" via the social networking site.
SnagAJob.com What it does: This is a site for hourly workers and has over 25 million registered users. I like it as an easy way to find a local "in-between" job to earn some cash until a full-time or career-advancing gig opens up.

CareerAmp.com
What it does: Now you can search for internships at your Facebook friends' companies. The app enables internship and job seekers to use personal connections properly.

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