Leading Meeting Professionals

Professional Convention Management Association

May 15 2014

3 Mobile Tools You Need For Your Job Hunt

By David McMillin



Looking for the next step on your career path in the meetings industry? That quest doesn’t have to just happen while you’re sitting at your desk. As you continue comparing new opportunities and making new contacts, your smartphone can be your best friend during a job search. Here are three mobile tools that can make your hunt more successful.

Hidden Jobs

Want to know about an opening before it ever makes the way to a job board listing? Hidden Jobs combs through newspapers, online media and press releases to track down new opportunities before they’re listed on career sites. The head start can play a crucial role in getting your name noticed. Many job openings are never actually advertised.

Available in the Apple store for $0.99

SEE ALSO: Proof That Social Media Can Make Or Break Your Job Search

Pocket Resumé

Need to make some updates to your resumé but don’t have your personal computer with you? This app lets you easily edit your accomplishments on your iPad or iPhone to tailor your resumé to meet the specific needs of an application. It automatically handles all the formatting work, too.

Available in the Apple store for $3.99

SEE ALSO: The 10 Worst Words To Use On Your Resume

CareerSonar

It’s not what you know — it’s who you know that really matters. CareerSonar combs through your connections on Facebook and LinkedIn while browsing any openings at their current or past places of employment.

The result? You get a customized list of potential opportunities that fit your skill set with the convenient ability to ask your social contacts to put in a good word with the hiring manager. That referral can make all the difference, too. Recent research from CareerXroads shows that applicants referred by friends are three to four times more likely to be hired than those who apply through job boards.

Available for free via mobile web

SEE ALSO: The Job Search Spiderweb

Are you looking for a new job? Click here to visit the PCMA Career Center for the most up-to-date list of openings around the meetings industry.

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