For this show, we have looked at a job search app and decided to give an overview of what to expect using it, and give some thoughts to consider it as part of your job search. Staci Parker (@StaciParker2) is a friend, a certified resume writer with a lot of experience helping job seekers. Her perspective is very valuable in this role.
Have you used a job search app yet? You can tell me about your experience in one of three ways:
- Call and leave a voicemail at 708-365-9822
- Go to TheVoiceofJobSeekers.com, press the “Send Voicemail” button on the right side of your screen and leave a message
- Send email feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Let me tell you a little about Stacie Parker. She is a CPRW, Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) and a Certified Coach. She is currently working on her Doctorate in Philosophy in Organization Development Psychology.
- All job search apps require complete profile before use. There’s no way to skip that process to search
- Identity theft is a concern so the user must be careful. Research must be done so the app can be trusted
- Gmail may be a good choice to use for the profile in case you disengage from the app you can use the privacy filters for non-contact
- Mobile job search apps will use data and potentially hijack the phone’s operating system such as an Android or an iOS
- A job search app is likely to have a job board feel such as the Switch App
- Good question would be is the job availability matches the Department of Labor studies showing the careers with the most opportunities
- Switch app did not allow access to the phone’s web browser, nor was there a web browser version. The popular ones do have a browser and mobile version
- Everyone should have a resume that is mobile ready to upload or email someone
- Google Drive and Dropbox are excellent tools to have. Dropbox will provide a link if you want to sent someone a resume
- Usage of mobile for job search apps will depend on age. A job search app are likely to find a larger audience under forty
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