The 5 Best Free Apps to Help Your Job Hunt Now

photo credit: Sarah Natasha Photography 

photo credit: Sarah Natasha Photography 


There are few words that cause such considerable strain, anxiety, and YES! Heartache. Searching for the right job is as time consuming as searching for Mr. or Mrs. Right. But just as the dating world has gone the way of the app, so has the job search. And these 5 apps will help you land the career of your dreams instead of your career of right now.

We have faith in the system. 

Good & Co.

Cost: Free

Let’s start at the beginning. Maybe you have NO IDEA what you want to do. The good news is, you can’t be stuck in a career rut, until you find yourself a career. Good & Co. wants to help you get there (to the career, not the rut.)

"Good news: you can’t be stuck in a career rut, until you find yourself a career."

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This app is designed to help you find a cultural company fit. What does that mean? It’s a personality quiz that asks you a series of questions based on measuring eight personality factors, including the academic, clinical, and organizational psychology gold standard ‘Big Five’ – the five basic building blocks of personality, supported by a wealth of empirical research reaching back many decades.

It’s like career day at school, but the counselor has been replaced by an app.

According to the Wall Street Journal, it’s a “personality test that raises the bar” and hopefully your salary when you find your niche and hit your career stride.

Resume Star

Cost: Free

Writing a resume doesn’t have to be difficult, but it is a crucial component of the job-seeking process.

Resume Star is credited as one of the easiest (and free!) resume builders on the app market. It is a precision targeted and professionally typeset resume-- which, two LA-recruiters will tell you is key to scoring the interview. (Find their tips on NAILING that interview here.)

You type in your information and Resume Star produces a clean, correctly formatted PDF that you can email, post, or print. It’s the first step in standing out.


Cost: Free

Swipe right on your career? That’s the idea with Jobr.

Jobr lets you advance your career by easily browsing for jobs and connecting with employers without the hassle of a formal job search. Engage with recruiters at top companies and only spend time on those interested in hiring you! Jobr shows you positions it thinks you’d be interesting and allows you to anonymously “Like” or “Pass.” If a hiring manager is interesting in you, Jobr makes the introduction and allows you to chat within the app. It works the same way for recruiters.

It’s a simple and informal way to get to weed out jobs that don’t make sense and chat through the ones that do.


Cost: Free, but Bumble does have plans to monetize their apps in the future

This one hasn’t launched yet (coming to a phone in your palm Fall 2016) this app is from the genius of Whitney Wolfe. The Founder of Bumble wants to help you network, professionally.

BumbleBizz, like Bumble, will require the female users to initiate conversation. The app will exist within the Bumble framework and users will be able to move back and forth between dating on Bumble, career contacts on Bizz, or making friends on BumbleBFF. (Who needs to go outside!?)

This is one beehive that wants you connecting and making plans for your future-- in more ways than one.


Cost: Free

Do you know what your earning potential is? Glassdoor job search not only gives you the latest job listing, it also provides applicants with an inside look at company reviews, salaries, benefits, and office photos by those who know the company from the inside out-- the employees.

It’s a comprehensive career community that gives you the edge on yourself.

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