There’s an app for that! Yup, with well over a million apps to choose from between Apple, Android and Windows, there’s pretty much an app for everything. If you’re not sure what an app is, then check out the Broadband Genie all you need to know app guide before reading the below list.
In terms of job hunting apps, there are plenty to choose from. Whether you are looking to find a specific role to match your talents, looking for jobs in a certain area, or indeed just trying to get your name out there, there is an app to help you get on the right path.
- LinkUp: With this app you can search for a variety of jobs using company name, category or keyword. However, one of the best aspects is that you can search job listing that are only on company websites, saving you endless trawling. You can receive notifications when job vacancies come to an end as well as apply for positions directly from your phone.
- Job Compass: Many students will, at some point, either take a year out to go travelling or maybe take a trip across the world at the end of a degree. During your travels it’s likely that you will encounter more than one idyllic destination where the thought of staying crosses your mind. With this app there is a far greater chance that your dreams can become reality. If you’re travelling around the USA and you find a spot where you would like to stay long term, the app will search millions of jobs, and give you a far better idea of whether there is a job there to suit your skills. Before you know it you could be teaching surfing on the West Coast or maths in the Sunshine State.
- CareerBuilder: This app has been recently updated and is one of the better apps out there for finding a job. As well as searching for jobs by typing in a keyword, you can apply online at the same time. You can manage your search better by creating an account and receiving recommendations directly to your phone, as well as a function that allows you to bookmark jobs to look further at later. There is also a resume function that will allow you to build your CV directly from your smart phone or Tablet.
- LinkedIn: For most of the UK this app should need very little explanation. LinkedIn is rapidly becoming the premier site for those looking to find a job, get their name out there and to connect with users in the same industry. With this app you can manage your LinkedIn account, keep tabs with people in your network and read what’s going on in your industry without having to go near a PC or laptop. This app is packed with all things LinkedIn and is probably the best app out there for those looking for a professional position or considering an internship.
All of these apps are worth considering and in a climate where jobs are not easy to come by, you should give yourself all the help you can get. Add to this the fact that job centres are no longer the resource that they once were, this could be your best chance of finding the right position for you.
Get the support and money you need to make it a success!
Apply to Brightside (our awesome partner) Start-Up Loans for a business mentor and £2,500 loan.
What is the Start-Up Loans scheme?
From plumbers to photographers, app developers to antique sellers, every business begins with an idea, but it also takes a helping hand – and money – to get it going. That’s exactly what you’ll get with the Brightside Start-Up Loans scheme; an experienced business mentor to help develop your business ideas, and a loan of around £2,500 to get things off the ground.
How do I apply?
You’ll need a business plan, which you send to Brightside through the Brightside Start-Up Loans website. Don’t worry if you’ve never written one before; an online training course will guide you through the process. Business experts will then review your plan and if they approve it, you will receive your loan and your own business mentor.
What’s in it for me?
If your business plan is approved, you will get:
- A business mentor from an industry relevant to your business idea. That means they’ll know from personal experience just what you are going through as you set up your business. As well as meeting face-to-face, you will be able to keep in touch with your mentor through the Brightside Start-Up Loans website, so can communicate at a time and place that suits you. You can also access free business skills training courses.
- A loan of around £2,500 to get your business started.
- A range of discounts and support from business partners including:
Who can apply?
You must be:
- Aged 18-30
- Based in England, and have the legal right to work here
- Planning a new business or have one at the start-up stage
Who is behind Start-Up Loans?
Start-Up Loans is a government-backed initiative established to encourage young enterprise in England, and is chaired by Dragons’ Den entrepreneur James Caan. Brightside is a national mentoring charity which has supported over 40,000 young people into education and employment since 2003, and is and is one of the delivery partners chosen by government to run the scheme.
To apply or for more information, please email: email@example.com
According to High Fliers survey 2013, that was released on Monday the 14th of January this year, says that top employers in Britain, will now be accepting more entry level job vacancies for university leavers in 2013. These employers are offering a record number of paid work experience places in 2013, to students and recent graduates. Almost half of employers expect to recruit additional graduates in 2013 and a further third plan to maintain their intake at 2012 levels . Some of top companies include : Apple, British Airways, Ernest & Young, Microsoft, National Grid, EDF energy and Transport For London; just to name a few out the 100 that took part in the survey. But BEWARE fellow students, as the report also highlights that the country’s most prestigious recruiters are unlikely to offer jobs to the ‘Class of 2013′ who haven’t had any work experience at all whilst at university – regardless of their academic achievement. (information via ‘The graduate market in 2013′)
Is England beginning to look like a Winter Wonderland ? As the snow has spread thick and fast, over the UK this past week, It has also created obstacles for the country, like performing daily tasks. But fear not, if you live in areas heavy affected by the snow, like for example Scotland, Wales or the Midlands and it may not be safe for you to travel to work, school, college or university etc.
Don’t stress because there are other options, you can carry out to make sure the wintry weather doesn’t dampen your spirits. Continue reading
The age limit for government start-up loans has recently been increased from 18-24 to 18-30. This has meant that a lot more graduates now have the opportunity to kick start a business idea. In theory it looks like a fantastic scheme but when you scratch beneath the surface, is this scheme quite as good as people want you to believe?
In this article, Nick from Graduates.co.uk exposes the ins and outs of the start-up loans scheme and whether it’s really the shining light that will boost British entrepreneurship.
Whenever I am in need of fresh inspiration, the BBC News website usually has a little nugget of gold. Today, it contained an article on the perils of social media.
Upon reading this, I was reminded of a piece of advice that I have been offered by lecturers, family members and friends alike. Make sure to use social media wisely. Continue reading
When you’ve got exams to revise for and essays to write the last thing you want to be doing is spending every minute you’re not in university at work. When it comes to finding work during your time studying, it’s important that you find a job that is flexible – a job that will work around your commitments. After all, what’s the point in messing up your studies all for the sake of a job that you’ll be leaving in a couple of year’s time?
The following advice was provided to us by the editor of StudentMoney.co.uk and explains how you can find flexible jobs which to alongside your degree.
What is flexibility?
Flexibility is where employers recognise that you have commitments and build your work schedule around them. This might mean that for the majority of each semester you work evenings only – because you’ll be in university most days anyway. It may also mean that during exam season you only have to work one day a week – or you don’t have to work at all. It may all seem a little farfetched, but there are companies out there that will build your schedule around you.
Working as a student definitely comes with many merits – but it can come with many drawbacks too if your employer refuses to acknowledge the fact that you have a degree to study for. For example, my sister recently had to quit her job working at Dominos in Manchester because the late night shifts (11pm – 4am) kept interrupting with her studies the next day. On the other hand, my friend Matt works at a sports betting company in Leeds where he’s more than happy to work the light night shift and then go to University during the day.
Increasing your chances of finding a flexible job
Whilst there are lots of companies out there who are willing to offer flexibility to students, many of which are listed at studentmoney.co.uk, there are many more that won’t. If you need flexibility in your student job here are our three top tips for you to bear in mind:
- Be truthful: When applying for a job or in the interview phase make sure you’re honest about your scheduling requirements. It may put some employers off, but at least it won’t cause trouble down the road when you drop the bombshell that you can only work X, Y and Z hours.
- Be the best: If you prove to an employer that you’re the best person for the job, they will hire you regardless of your flexibility requirements. The better you make the case for you being the best person for the job, the better your chances of landing that job. Flexibility is just one variable that employers look at – it’s not the only thing they consider.
- Find out where your friends work: Working with your university friends may not appeal to you, but if you get an idea for the kind of places they work, your job hunt will be much easier. Friends who already have jobs will have flexible scheduling arrangements – have a look at the companies and sectors they work in, and see if you can secure a job for yourself in that area.
Working during your time as a student is a great thing to do – it helps you to reduce your reliance on student loans, and if you play your cards right you may well end up leaving university with a nice pile of cash behind you. There’s no point in damaging your chances of obtaining a top degree by working day and night because your employer has imposed an unforgiving schedule on you however – so before you go taking a job make sure the employer offers flexibility to suit you.
Hello there you lovely freshers. Did you have good freshers week? I bet you did.
The freshers season has just finished. That means one thing, and one thing only, lectures and tutorials have begun. Continue reading
We’re always being told to be careful what we broadcast on various social networking sites, but never given the specifics of what is and isn’t okay for the world – particularly current and prospective employers and colleagues – to see online.
It is widely accepted by Facebook users that if you put all your profile settings to private, you’re safe, but it is forgotten that those who are your ‘friends’ on the website can expose just as many damning truths about your private life as those who aren’t.
It’s definitely worth having a complete overhaul of your profile and ‘employer-proofing’ it. Continue reading
The National Insurance number is a number used in the UK in the admiNational Insurancestration of the social security system or the National Insurance.
This number is used for two purposes:
One is to play a role as a reference number in the “Pay As You Earn” system and by the self-employed as well. The other purpose is used for identification. Since in the UK, residents do not have personal identity cards and not everyone has a passport, the National Insurance number, along with the NHS number provides almost every adult in the country with a code number. Continue reading