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
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