Recently I switched from a Blackberry to an iPhone. I must say, the iPhone is a lot of fun especially the apps. Whether you are looking for the perfect nail color or a restaurant nearby there is an app for that. You can also use your iPhone apps to learn more about a company, view current opportunities and even apply for a job. Please find some recommended apps for job seekers listed below. These apps are all free and uncover the largest variety of jobs available.
Indeed: Indeed’s tag line is “One Search, All Jobs”, and it’s pretty much true. Indeed searches the web for jobs posted on company career sites and job boards so that you can find just about any job that is being posted. Not a bad place to start your search.
LinkedIn: LinkedIn is often referred to as the business lunch of social networking, and like other social networking sites, you need to keep in contact with your network. This is a social network that is the primary focus of many recruiters. The LinkedIn application for iPhone is a great way to stay connected and expand your network.
Twitter: We know Twitter isn’t designed as a job database, but we also know that quite a few companies are finally getting on board with Twitter and recruiters are diving into the network in a big way. There are also several services such as Tweetmyjobs now tweeting job opportunities as they become available. Most importantly, Twitter may be one of the best ways to get some personal attention from a company recruiter. This how to article from Mashable, How to find a job on Twitter, is a great resource. Try tweeting that you are interested in working for one of the 50 companies listed in this article and you may be surprised how quickly you are contacted, Top 50 recruiters on twitter.
Facebook: Yes, we know you have an account and this was probably one of the first applications you installed. The reason we like facebook as a tool for finding jobs is very similar to the benefits of using twitter. Many companies now have fan pages dedicated to their talent acquisition efforts. These fan pages can tell you a lot about the culture of companies you may be interested in working with as well as give you the capability of connecting directly with current employees and the recruiters that manage these pages. Become a fan and start connecting.
Gist: Gist describes themselves as an online service that helps you build stronger relationships. By connecting your inbox to the web, you get business-critical information about key people and companies. What we love about Gist is that it connects you to the most popular social networks and your own contacts. It’s a great way to follow what’s happening with the people that you want to follow and/or work with.
I hope you find these free applications helpful with your job search. They can help you find the job you’re looking for and connect with the right people. If you are interested in connecting with Hyatt we have an app for that too, Hyatt Job Search! You can also find Hyatt on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and YouTube.
Heidi is one of 3 College Recruiting Managers for Hyatt. She is responsible for recruiting top talent at hospitality universities across the country, primarily for Hyatt’s Corporate Management Training program and Corporate Internship program. Heidi visits up to 14 campuses twice a year to promote the Hyatt brand and college programs. Most recently Heidi has become involved with External Functional Recruitment for Culinary Management positions in North America. She earned her BS Degree in Interpersonal Communication with a minor in Business from Ohio University in 2001. Heidi has been with Hyatt for 9 years and started in the programs she now recruits for. To learn more about opportunities with Hyatt please visit explorehyatt.jobs, follow Hyatt on twitter @hyattcareers, become a Hyatt Facebook fan at Hyatt Hotels and Resorts Careers and follow the Campus blog at hyattrecruiting.blogspot.com.