Job Hunting? How To Make Technology Work For You

Looking for work can be a frustrating task. For anyone who has sifted through the online classified ads, only never to hear back from what sounded like a promising position, knows what a heartbreaking experience it can be. Whether you’re searching for your dream job or a stable position to pay the bills, it can be difficult to stand out. But what resources are available for someone like you?

In this day and age, you’re probably aware of the usual online resources like LinkedIn, and social media outlets on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. But drafting a competitive resume and expanding your network of contacts in your industry can make a huge difference. How can you develop these skills? Through your computer and smartphone, of course! New apps such as PocketResume allow you to create, edit and maintain your current resume and send it out through your iPhone and tablet. Better yet, interview apps such as Interview Buzz Pro, prep any aspiring candidate for the intense question and answer process by culling together over 300 questions that are typical for any scenario. (It’s like cramming for finals!)

Since you will spend the majority of your time searching for work online, you need to create a productive workspace that allows you to manage your schedule effectively. After all, looking for work is in itself a full-time job. For new college graduates who aren’t exactly sure what they want to do, interactive apps such as the one created by the famous What Color Is My Parachute? author or the iPQ Career Planner, can help identify your skillset and interests. Lastly, the very cool networking app LunchMeet can help anyone plan a quick meeting with colleagues or experts in their industry. Having a conversation with well-connected individuals will keep you aware of job leads and keep you up-to-date with any changes in your industry. This app is free to download at the App Store and again compatible with an iPad or iPhone.


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Anyone looking for work has to remain vigilant and track down any promising leads that come their way. This is why it is so important to have a well-functioning iPad and smartphoneas these are the lifelines to your network. If you haven’t already invested in proper screen protection for your devices, now is definitely the time. No one wants to enter a job interview with a cracked screen or an iPhone smeared with finger oils and grime. You only get one chance to make a first impression and having a professional appearance is definitely the name of the game. Instead of risking damage to your smartphone and tablet, smart jobseekers invest in lightweight skins from an affordable online retailer like dbrand. These protective barriers fit your device to the millimeter and are hand crafted from high quality 3M vinyl. They also come in flashy patterns and finishes like silver titanium, black leather and wood paneling, which can reflect your personality. You can leave a memorable impression by purchasing a brand new smartphone or tablet skin from

2015 has only just begun, but you can make it your business to land a job you love. By using the job market apps on your smartphone and tablet – and protecting them with a high quality skin, you’ll already be one step ahead of the competition.

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