Useful job apps
Smartphones have created many great opportunities for jobseekers, with apps that assist in networking, creating CVs and preparing for interviews
Constructing a CV
This Google Play app lets users compose a professional CV in a few minutes by using its “Grab-a-Phrase” feature with more than 800 model phrases written by recruiters.
A free iTunes app (subtitled “Pro CV Maker and Resume Designer”) that enables you to build a professional CV – fully typeset and ready to be emailed as a PDF.
This time-tracking tool from Cribasoft LLC (on iTunes and Google Play) enables freelancers to keep track of hours worked (using a stopwatch), what pay and expenses are due, and when invoices need to be sent.
This daily to-do-list app (on iTunes and Google Play) is simple in design and highly usable. Laid out as a calendar, it helps you to keep on top of all work-related tasks.
This travel app compares hundreds of travel sites at once and includes flight and car search, hotel search and booking, flight tracker, and “My Trips”, so users have a full itinerary at their fingertips. Available on Google Play and iTunes.
Master essential travel phrases with this innovative language app series, each of which features more than 150 illustrated flashcards and hundreds of talking translations. Currently available in eight different languages.
Compare more than 1,000 airlines and more than a million routes around the world in seconds, saving time and money. This app enables users to buy air tickets, and get the best deals and the lowest fares. Available for Android, Google Play, iPhone and iPad.
Access the 100 million-plus user-generated reviews and opinions of hotels, restaurants and attractions – or contribute original ones – with the app of the world’s largest travel site.
Android and iTunes app that enables users to find conversion rates for every currency. Features live currency rates and stores the last updated rates, so it works even when the internet doesn’t.
Job Interview Q&A
Free, interactive Google Play video app from CareerConfidential.com helps users practice answers to tough interview questions in an easy-to-use mock-interview format.
Job Interview Questions and Answers Tips
A free iTunes guide, from Venture Technology Ltd, offering tips and techniques on all aspects of the interview process, from pre-interview prepping to the post-interview follow-up.
The iTunes app version of one of the largest job-search engines gathers vacancies from company websites, recruitment agencies and specialist recruitment sites.
This Google Play and iTunes app offers a seriesof psychometric tests, matches your skills to employers, and then suggests a selection of available jobs to which you might be suited.
Jobs by Indeed.com
The iTunes and Android version of this leading employment website, which claims to offer the most comprehensive search engine for jobs, from company websites and job boards.
A multi-sector recruitment app with 35,000 jobs across more than 30 industries, ranging from IT and engineering to construction and sales.
JobZapp Graduate Job Search
This Android and iTunes app searches other job boards, including Indeed, Monster, CV Library, Reed and Totaljobs, to find up-to-date graduate jobs, junior jobs and apprenticeships.
Milkround Job Search
The free iTunes and Android app version of the popular graduate-recruitment website lets users search, research and apply for jobs in a number of different sectors.
The leading business networking site with more than 120 million registered users, this app lets jobseekers showcase their CVs, join career groups, and contact potential employers and members.
Jobseekers can tweet about job searches, pitch for a job (including a link to an online CV), follow a recruiter or just build their brand to enhance a reputation.
This popular global careers social network has millions of members who can post personal profiles, make business contacts and search job adverts that are not posted on commercial job sites.
This app allows up to 200 participants to hold meetings across platforms and devices. Users can chat, view shared presentations and applications, and participate in video conferences.
This iTunes app helps users keep on top of their finances, enabling them to perform double-entry bookkeeping, and to manage everything from sales and receipts, to purchases and payments.
UK Salary Calculator
One of many free iTunes and Android apps that can calculate exactly how much a freelancer will have to pay in tax.