The best iPhone app for your job search: JobAware

by Stephen Danos

The Internet has long since made Help Wanted searchable, interactive, even multimedia-enabled. But mobile developers haven’t done much to make life easier on job seekers. Most of the category’s apps are tethered to popular websites such as Monster and CareerBuilder and get low marks for ingenuity. We think free app JobAware sticks out — it’s fundamentally sound and plenty helpful. Android users are out of luck — the app only exists for iPhone.

Applauding

Stay organized with the digital Rolodex, which allows you to tag a posting as a Dream Job, Second Choice, or Third Choice.

Appalling

While the app does index full-time, part-time, contract and internship opportunities, these labels aren’t specified in the initial search results.

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In the Learn section, you’ll find curated guides to help you research potential employers, draft cover letters, prepare for interviews and negotiate salary.


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Appalling

JobAware depends on job search sites, especially Indeed.com, and company websites. If you want to view a listing in full, you’re sent to the original page.

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JobAware is a whiz with LinkedIn. It quickly discovers and imports listings, organizing them alphabetically and letting you know if any of your connections work at the company.

Appalling

A checklist prompts sharing when job seekers land an interview or get an offer. That puts users one errant click away from broadcasting the news to their not-yet-former co-workers.

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A banner in the corner of each listing tells you which positions are new and which you’ve already viewed.

Appalling

Currently there’s no Android version, although JobAware plans on releasing one.

 

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