Free and Cheap Job Search Apps to Help Grads

Posted on 05/16/2014

You've got the diploma, now it's time to land the job. Forget old fashioned job search tools. These free and cheap apps ensure that job opportunities are never out of reach.

You use Twitter to stay informed about politics and celebrities, why not use it to stay informed about job openings? TwitJobSearch is a job search engine for Twitter. And since you probably use Twitter on your phone you can use TwitJobSearch there too with the free app.

Search and apply for jobs through the free JobServe app. You can also save up to five job alerts. The app will notify you if there are new jobs that match your established criteria so you can apply in moments.

Take the usefulness of with you wherever you go with the free Monster app. Whether you're lounging by the pool or sitting in a waiting room, you'll never have to worry about missing a job opportunity. It's available on iTunes and Android.

With the free ZipRecruiter app you can search hundreds of job boards including Indeed, Craigstlist and LinkedIn with one click. You can also tell the app to send the best matched job opportunities to your inbox daily. Create a "saved jobs" list and follow up with the listings on your "applied jobs" list.

For those looking for a job in the retail, hospitality, service and support industries, check out the free Apploi app. It's a resume, job application and video interview all in one. Look for jobs near you on a map or simply search for the exact job you want.

Search the latest jobs with the free Glassdoor app. The service compiles job listings from thousands of websites. You can save interesting jobs through the app so that when you're at your computer you've got your list ready to go. Plus get salary information and interview questions from people who work for the company you're interested in. That way you can be prepared to stand out from the crowd of applicants.

By Alison Storm

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