Finding a new job is easier than ever
BY: OLIVIA MORREALE | IMAGES COURTESY OF JONPAUL DOUGLASS
Ready to clock out of your current job? Lucky for you, everyone you know is out to create the next best app. These job-hunting tools are just the newest way to help you successfully land your dream gig—or at least point you in the right direction. Depending on your priorities and needs, we’ve found the professional version of Tinder, Facebook, Google maps, and those annoying Daily Horoscopes that pop up when you’re trying to watch feature-length films on Youtube. Time to close the tab and start hunting.
Whether it’s your side hustle or just your hustle, Snagajob is one of the most comprehensive apps for finding a job with an hourly wage. The site prioritizes location and utilizes an integrated map to help users find nearby part-time or full-time work by the hour. The app also keeps track of applications and includes categories such as Server, Delivery Driver, Bartender, Cashier, and Sales Associate and updates its database constantly. Users can connect with Facebook or email, and the app also sends “Daily Matches” and recommended jobs.
Time to put that chewed-up business card back in your wallet—CityHour is a business networking app that connects like-minded professionals and allows users to schedule professional meetings with one another based on each others’ profiles. The app somewhat paradoxically aims to eliminate superficial online connections through technology, but does successfully expedite real-world encounters and real-life chats. If you’re looking to expand your network or fuel your caffeine addiction (or both), you can schedule as many coffee dates as you have time for.
This one’s for the Tinder fiends out there. Currently one of the most popular job search apps out there, Switch allows users to swipe right or left for jobs and to upload a personal profile detailing strengths and creds. The site also maintains a certain level of privacy for professionals who don’t want current employers to know that they’re job hunting; users can anonymously search for jobs and are only connected to potential employers once they swipe right on any particular job.
Good & Co
“Who am I? Where should I work?” These are the questions, people. Tapping into the more personal and psychological aspects of job-hunting and hiring, Good & Co is an app that combines the job search with a personality test to determine the best job fit for its users. Although the site’s sixteen neatly categorized “personas” give rise to an eyebrow or two, the app considers the heart and soul of the modern workforce. Plus, if you’re a sucker for a good BuzzFeed personality quiz, you might as well look for a job while you’re at it.