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4 job-hunting apps

Business apps to help your job hunt

In a crowded job market, it’s important to take advantage of every opportunity to advance your career. Although there’s no substitute for person-to-person contact when it comes to the professional arena — and there’s no app that can totally automate your job hunt for you — using these free mobile apps can certainly make networking and job hunting easier:

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The LinkedIn® social media site has become widely known as the ultimate networking place for career-oriented individuals and companies, with 200 million members connecting with professionals in their industries. Like the website, the app features available jobs, which are posted by users, as well as groups based on industry.

Best features: Sync your calendar to the app, and you’ll get information about people you’re meeting with. The app also allows you to edit your profile and share content with your connections while you’re on the go.

Available on: iPhone®, iPad®, Android™, Windows Phone® and BlackBerry® devices

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The CareerBuilder database is well-known and easy to use, allowing you to search for and apply to jobs right from your smartphone or tablet. The app has a good balance of minimum-wage and high-paying jobs, making it a versatile resource for anyone looking to enhance or change careers.

Best features: You can use the app to find available jobs based on your location and also attach your resumé to applications directly from your phone, which automatically syncs to your web-based CareerBuilder account.

Available on: iPhone, iPad and Android devices

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Like the CareerBuilder app, Monster’s mobile app allows you to search for — and apply to — jobs while you’re on the go, whether you’re on a business trip or just waiting in line at the grocery store.

Best features: You can save your searches, opt to have openings emailed to you and access your complete Monster account. In addition, an interview prep app is available on iPhone smartphones.

Available on: iPhone, iPad and Android devices

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TheLadders™ job listings are specifically for those who qualify for high-level positions that feature salaries of $100,000 or more.

Best features: Scheduled to launch in late 2013, this is sure to be a useful tool for job hunters. Although the app will only allow you to browse open jobs and save the best ones to apply to later, if you travel a lot — and are qualified for positions at this salary level — it can help you filter out the noise and focus on just top-tier openings.

Available on: iPhone smartphones


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