How to find a job on your smartphone

How to find a job on your smartphone

Finding a job can feel like a never-ending process, with opportunities being updated daily across thousands of sites and apps. Luckily, this time-consuming hunt can be made easier thanks to cutting-edge tech on our smartphones. Using a collection of the very best apps and taking full advantage of notification features, your phone can now trawl the internet for you.

Whether you're wanting to progress in an existing career or looking for your very first job, the following apps can help you discover relevant jobs quickly and easily. Why not utilise your daily commute, make the most of waiting in lines and continue your search no matter where you are in the world?

Best apps to help with your job search

Take a look below at some of the best apps on the market to help you with your job search. Available for both Android and iOS users, you’ll be able to download them on Google Play and the App Store.

A firm favourite with recruiters, LinkedIn is an excellent tool to use in your job search. You can use the app to manually search for jobs, but filling in your profile and adding any relevant connections will help LinkedIn tailor their suggestions to your existing career or degree. Use the search bar and apply filters to find jobs in your preferred industry and location, and press save to come back to each role at a later date. You can often apply for a position with your LinkedIn profile too - one click of a button and your application will be sent.

You’ve probably heard of Totaljobs, but did you know they had an app? Much easier to navigate, the app enables users to apply directly from their smartphone and explore available roles in a specific location. You can use the in-app map to find local jobs or simply search using a particular job title and discover positions across the UK. Save your favourites, apply with a single tap after setting up your profile and instantly receive notifications when new roles arise.

There are loads of similar job search apps too, including Indeed and Monster.

Twitter might not be the first app that springs to mind when you think of job hunting, but it can be an excellent tool if you’re looking for opportunities within a particular company. Use your Twitter account to follow specific profiles: @LOrealCareersUK, @UnileverGradsUK and @BBCCareers are great examples. Accounts like this frequently post job opportunities and tweet relevant news about their company – ideal for gathering background information if you do end up with an interview.

There are loads of brilliant accounts to follow on Twitter. Simply find your favourites, turn on notifications for specific accounts and you’ll automatically receive an alert each time they post.

Created specifically for graduates, Debut can help users find graduate schemes, placements and internships. Companies can even approach you before you apply, with the Talent Spot feature enabling them to fast-track you to assessment centres or interviews if they see something they like – no application needed. Current employers using the app include Barclays, Arcadia, Microsoft, HSBC and Sky.

Maintain your CV on with your smartphone

Once you've found a role you're interested in, the next step is to apply. You don't have to switch over to your laptop or desktop to do this either, the following apps will help you to maintain your CV and cover letters, helping you to tailor your application to various roles.

If you’re using an iPhone, make the most of having Pages built into your device. Apple’s equivalent to Word, you can edit documents with ease, saving them in a preferred format so it’s ready and waiting to email to a recruiter. If you’ve deleted the app to free up space on your device it’s possible to get it back, just head to the App Store and you’ll be able to use the app for free.

Access your CV and cover letter anywhere with GoogleDrive. Log in with your Google account, upload documents from your computer and then access them on any device (including your smartphone) quickly - you just need internet access. With Google Docs downloaded too, you can make changes instantly and they’ll be automatically updated on GoogleDrive too.

With your smartphone at your disposal, searching for a job has never been easier. If you’re currently looking for a new device to help you make the most out of the many amazing apps on the market, don’t forget to come back to – we have some fantastic deals on the latest phones and SIM-only contracts.