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Job-Hunting Made Easier With Apps

April 6, 2017

Apps for Job-Hunting make it easier to look for jobs day or night. Alerts from these Apps keep you posted when new job opportunities arise and, your resume goes to the hiring personnel almost immediately.

While Monster and CareerBuilder are a couple of the more popular apps, there are others that are free and worth looking into. Here are a few which are growing in popularity:

Facebook Jobs: Facebook’s known for connecting with friends. However, its Job Board helps one find a posting that may land you a job. When you apply on Facebook, the information goes to the employer as a Facebook message.

LinkedIn Job Search: The app for Job Hunters on LinkedIn is LinkedIn Job Search. It connects you with companies based on the experience listed on your LinkedIn profile. While the basic LinkedIn Job Search is free, there is a monthly fee of $24.99 for a premium subscription. This subscription bumps you to the top of recruiter lists as a featured applicant.

Glassdoor: This app searches through millions of listings to find potential jobs for you based on locale, salary and job title. You can apply directly from the device. It is a standout tool for researching a potential employer.

Indeed Job Search: This app gathers job listings based on your settings into one location for your perusal. This app helps you to find openings in towns nearby, based on your location.

Snagajob: It specializes in connecting you with hourly employment. Click on links by City and you will find by-the-hour opportunities in those cities. Local hourly jobs take center stage on this app.

JobR: Monster scooped up this app. It works like a dating app. Once your resume has been uploaded and potential jobs land on your screen, you can swipe to the left to delete or move along and swipe to the right to apply.

Ziprecuiter Job Search: is a platform where small businesses can post jobs. It started small but now has about a 100 job boards. You are able to bookmark jobs that interest you and apply to them later.

LinkUp: This app posts only jobs that are on company websites. This gives you the access to jobs that may still be under the radar.

You can peruse the entire article by Kerry Hannon at the following link:

http://www.aarp.org/work/job-hunting/info-2017/best-job-search-apps.html

Stuck in a Career Rut?

February 10, 2017

Ashley Stahl’s blog post Get Unstuck: Three Ways To Get Out Of A Career Rut, in the Huffington Post, suggests ways to move forward to a more rewarding career.

We are evolving constantly while we are in college. We learn many new things, ace exams and accomplish our ultimate goal – graduation. Then the journey in the next phase of our life begins – work. We work with the same people every day and seem to be stuck in this place for a year or two with no changes to our titles or salaries. Statistics indicate that only 18% of employed millennials stay with their current role for more than a year.

Life is continually changing and flowing; businesses and careers change along with it. But sometimes we get stuck in a certain mindset or concept of how things should be. It just takes a little nudge of small changes that help us deviate from our current situation.

This can be accomplished by interacting with someone who thinks differently than you. It could be a mentor, coach or just someone who is in a different field. Alternatively, it could be someone who is more qualified or less qualified than you. Building a professional support system is one of the best things you can do to get out of this rut.

A few points to remember while going through this process is to know the difference between a mentor and a sponsor. A mentor gives you more inspirational support while a sponsor is the one who will guide you to take the necessary actions that convert into tangible results. Another thought to keep in mind is to connect with people who professionally inspire you. Cold networking creates many opportunities. Learning and growing from conversations with people from outside your own circle is one of the best ways to jumpstart your career.