3 Mobile Apps to Jump Start Your Job Search

Published: January 24, 2014 Author: Clearpoint Tags: Job Hunting

Looking for a job in a crowded and competitive market can be a frustrating experience. But today's job seekers have more tools than ever at their disposal to make the process easier, and one of the most convenient job search strategies is to go mobile.

Your phone can be a powerful asset in your hunt for a job--especially if you're currently employed and only able to advance your job search during your lunch hour or commute, or after business hours. Here are three must-have mobile apps that will help you move your job search into high gear.


The powerful social network for business is now available in pocket size. The LinkedIn app offers intelligent navigation, insight and content feeds, and personalization based on your current LinkedIn settings.

Some of the features available through the LinkedIn app include:

  • Get updates from the people in your network
  • Connect with more than 259 million members who use the LinkedIn app
  • Update your LinkedIn profile directly from the app
  • Search for jobs, companies, people, and groups, and follow from your phone
  • View and save recommended jobs to apply at your convenience

The LinkedIn app is available free for iPhone and iPad, as well as for Android-based phones. There are also BlackBerry and Windows apps available.

Shape Business Card Reader

The business world continues to shift into digital everything, but physical business cards are still a regular staple of networking. Of course, trying to keep track of piles of business cards can make it hard to find the information you need quickly.

The Shape Business Card Reader for iOS, Android, BlackBerry, Windows, and more helps you tackle those business cards in a snap. Working with your phone's camera, this app converts images into contact entries with optical recognition, automatically turning physical business cards into full-fledged contacts that are stored in your phone.

The most popular mobile business card reader app, Shape uses advanced text recognition for fast, accurate conversion. The cards are arranged in a virtual cardholder, or you can sort them by date, company, or first or last name.

Shape also integrates easily with popular platforms like LinkedIn, Evernote, Salesforce, and many existing CRM systems. While the app is not free--it's $4.99 for Android and $6.99 for iOS--if you end up collecting a lot of business cards, Shape is an invaluable tool for your job search.

Interview Prep Questions

Getting ready for job interviews can be nerve-wracking. The Interview Prep Questions app is here to help--this full-featured flash card app helps you prepare for dozens of standard job interview questions, with a focus on the tougher questions so you'll be ready for anything.

Interview Prep lets you set up a Main Deck and a Faves Deck, so you can pull out the questions that are most relevant and focus on them. The app includes a Shuffle feature, the ability to set a primary side to view flash cards (questions on the front, or answer suggestions on the back), a Search feature and index, and an Ignore feature that lets you remove cards from the shuffle once you have the answers down.

Interview Prep Questions from is a free app that's available for iOS and Android mobile platforms.

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