In fact there are many free apps for your smartphone or iPad that can help you be as efficient as possible with your job search when you're away from your computer.
There are also many good, inexpensive apps to invest in, but I'm focusing today just on the free ones.
LinkedIn, Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com, LinkUp, Indeed.com, and other major networking sites or job boards that you're using all have apps. It's a no-brainer to go ahead and download these to your iPhone, Android phone or iPad.
If you're using Twitter during your job search (as you should be!) you can download their free app. TweetDeck and Hootsuite, free social media dashboards, also offer free apps for the iPhone, iPad and Android phones.
CareerOverview.com recommends a number of apps for Android users. Of these I think PrinterShare Mobile Print (print remotely from your phone) and Quick Contact (provides a shortcut to add a new contact) are among the most useful.
Evernote, is an indispensable, free tool you can use to capture ideas, bookmarks, receipts, photos, voice memos, and anything else you can think of when you're at your computer or on-the-go.
Unlike piles on your desk or the jumble of bookmarks on your computer, it's very easy to find whatever you want later.
The most important thing to remember about apps is that they should make your job easier, not be a job in and of themselves!
If you find yourself focusing too much on the shiny new apps instead of using them to help you do the more old-fashioned job search work, such as meeting people, you may want to limit how many add.
I'd love to hear: What are your favorite job search apps?
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