2012 has shown a rise in social media recruitment changing the application process allowing consumers to search and apply for jobs on the go! Whether via a smartphone, tablet or iPad job seekers can now access millions of vacancies online 24/7 as well as accessing CV’s using file managers, networking via social media platforms or gaining interview tips. No longer does one have to search on the desktop for endless, unsociable hours at home or at an internet cafe to gain this information. Mobile recruitment applications provide the busiest consumer endless possibilities without interrupting their daily routine. This article will provide you with an update on the best recruitment management apps that are currently available across all operating systems.
Best Recruitment Management Apps
Dropbox tool enables you to save documents using a file management system that you can have access to immediately via your smartphone or iPad. This app would suit job seekers as you could save a copy of your resume/ cover letter. Whether uploading resumes onto job boards or applying to recruitment consultancies this app will allow you to do so. Dropbox can save resumes in the following formats; pdf, ms word.
Best Feature: multiple documents can be saved in the file management system per user
Worst Feature: limited formats to save documents
This is the business version of Facebook. This app allows professionals to have full access to their account on the go whether via their smartphone, iPad or tablet. Networking is key ‘it’s not always what you know but who you know’. Use LinkedIn to connect with more than thousands of recruiters/companies online, upload your CV and apply for jobs. This app creates a user friendly experience for the employer or job seeker.
Best Feature: market presence and brand awareness
Worst Feature: limited number of jobs due to paid subscription required
Do you have a buzz of confidence on your way to an interview? If not…let interview buzz prepare you for the most complex questions an employer may ask. Interview Buzz offers you the complete interview experience providing you with a wide range of more than 300 examples of interview questions, the do’s and don’ts when attending an interview including attire and dining etiquette along with other necessary tips.
Best Feature: users can mark their favorite questions, edit existing answers, and share this information with friends/colleagues via email
Worst Feature: general questions, not enough questions relating to specialist areas
Finally the wait is over…you will have the ability to print off your CV, cover letter or even job profile from your phone using this app. Through a wireless connection you will be able to send documents to almost any printer within your location. Gone are the days of struggling to open/read job profiles on your phone…print it instead!
Best Feature: easy and fast access to print documents via wireless connection.
Worst Feature: not all printers are compatible
This app is for the UK market only…however job seekers will have access to thousands of vacancies powered by job search engine 1job.co.uk UK’s leading job search provider, with jobs advertised daily. A unique selling point to this app is it searches company websites as well as the popular job board ‘jobsite’ This allows users to gain access to a wide range of roles in different areas, locations and specialisms.
Best Feature: searches company websites giving users more visibility to niche roles
Worst Feature: only searches for UK based jobs
This app enables job seekers to further tailor their job searches, mainly focusing on the user’s location. With the trovit jobs application you are able to find the latest jobs using either your ‘current location’ or another location of choice. This can improve motivation for users to apply for jobs…knowing that an interview could be within walking distance!
Best Feature: searches for jobs based on the users location
Worst Feature: must have a strong internet connection to benefit from this advanced feature
About the Author
This article was written by Christine Todd who works for a Interim Management Consultancy based in London. Keep up to date with the technology apps and you may find your next job!