Need to quickly send a resume to someone and don’t have access to a computer? Want to go through another round of practice questions right before the interview? There’s an app for that!
With so many different apps available for smart phones today, here are some that will help you during your job or internship search. All of these apps can be downloaded for free on both iOS and Android phones.
It’s important to keep track of positions you’ve applied for, dates that you submitted applications, and communication that you’ve had with different organizations throughout the process. Last year, we shared some tips on creating a Search Strategy Worksheet and if you create your worksheet using Google Drive, you’ll be able to access it anywhere, at any time. You never know when you might get a phone call or email from a potential employer and need to reference information about your application with their organization.
Sometimes you are asked to send a copy of your resume out of the blue. You never know if this could potentially lead to a job or internship opportunity, so you need to have a copy of your resume ready to send out. Dropbox is a service that allows you to both store and easily share files. This is a great place to always keep a PDF version of your resume! You can also keep other important job search materials here like an electronic copy of your transcript, writing samples, etc.
Career Services is a big fan of LinkedIn, so of course we want you to have this resource readily available for use! The app is helpful to respond to contact requests or messages on the go, do research on an organization, look up contacts, and much more. One thing we do want you to be cognizant of is that when you request to connect with someone via the app, it does not give you the option of writing a personal connection request message. We always encourage students and alumni to explain why they are interested in connecting with a new contact, so we advise that you continue to send connection requests from a computer. Learn more about effectively using LinkedIn from this previous post.
Interview Prep Questions (Free!)
To prepare for your big interviews we encourage you to come into the office and go through a mock interview with a career advisor or employer. However, it’s important to continue practicing different interview questions on your own to become comfortable with speaking about your experiences and skills. This is a flashcard app that features dozens of interview questions in addition to suggestions that will assist you with how to best answer them. Download this app and squeeze in some extra interview practice while you walk across campus to class.
Now go open the app store on your phone and download these different resources to assist you throughout your job or internship search. You never know when you might get the chance to send your information to your dream employer and you’ll be glad these apps will be there to help you!