Jessica Miller-Merrell | , ,| By
With mobile technology and online social networking platforms, the job search is a non-stop process, 365 days a year and 24 hours a day. Smart phones like the Blackberry and iPhone have provided avenues for job seekers and recruiters to interact and engage day and night. Serious job seekers can leverage tools like mobile technology to track job opportunities, network, and apply for job openings where ever they go.
Your Mobile Job Search
One such tool is Job Frenzy. Job Frenzy is an iPhone application that pulls jobs from job sites like Monster, Dice, CareerBuilder, niche job boards, and directly from company website listings. Job Frenzy’s is now in it’s second version. Users can search by job title keyword and location. Job seekers can scan quickly and select the jobs listings you are most interested in. The format is easy to view, font is easy to read, and intuitive.
Job Frenzy users can immediately save jobs and quickly email them to yourself or others allowing you to send resumes at a later time from your desktop. Cost for the application is $2.99 but is more than worth it because of Job Frenzy’s ease of use.
While Job Frenzy makes searching career sites and online job boards easier, Resume PRO makes quickly uploading and submitting your resume a breeze. Job seekers can create customized resumes in PDF format from their iPhone. Quickly and easily upload text and keywords to create a truly tailor made resume.
Now in it’s third version, Resume PRO’s recent updates include spell check, the enabling the person use of gmail, and a password protect feature. At $1.99, Resume PRO is a quick and easy option for job seekers who are on the go.
Manage your contact lists and online social network easily using a Twitter application called, Tweetbeep. Tweetbeep.com allows users to receive keyword updates directly to your mobile email account. I recommend setting up your keywords to include keywords like “jobs or engineers” depending on your industry with regard to your job search. One of Tweetbeep’s advanced features allows you to select a zipcode radius as well as the frequency in which you receive the keyword email alerts.
Tweetbeep offers a free service that is limited to 10 updates per day as well as other budget friendly options with more frequent updates and domain alerts.