The University of Illinois Library has more resources to help your research.
- JOBipedia – Job search advice direct from recruiters and hiring managers.
- Social Jobs Partnership – a collaboration between NACE, Facebook, the U.S. Department of Labor, DirectEmployers Association, and the National Association of State Workforce Agencies to leverage social networks to facilitate employment
- Here is a list of some mobile apps which you might find helpful with your job search (featured in “The Five O’Clock Club”)
- Charlie: When you have a meeting with an important person, the Charlie App will comb the web, searching through hundreds of sources like LinkedIn and leading news sites, then send you a one-pager of everything you need to know about them – minutes before you head into the meeting. This is a powerful way to make a great first impression.
- Job Interview Question-Answer: Nothing helps a job seeker more than strong interviewing skills, and this is a great free app that’ll let you hone yours. Using the app, you can video record your answers to some of the toughest interview questions you’ll face, then watch a professional interview coach answer the question and compare your answers. With this practice, you can answer with confidence once the real thing rolls around
- LinkedIn Jobs: We all know LinkedIn, but few people know of LinkedIn’s custom job search app – and it’s a powerful one. You can search through job listings and even get notifications based on the types of opportunities you’re interested I
- Switch: Switch is like Tinder for job seekers. Unlike a standard job application where you are required to enter your name, address and standard contact information, using Switch you can apply to jobs anonymously, with employers seeing just your credentials and not your identity. If your resume is strong, this is a no-brainer. Simply open the app, swipe right on jobs you are interested in, and wait for a match! You can chat with hiring managers and choose who you wish to share your profile with.
- Business Card Reader: Here’s a tool that everyone should have. This ingenious app lets you take a picture of a business card, then it’ll use advanced text-recognition software to import all that data into a new contact in your phone. Say goodbye to fumbling with your phone when you meet a new contact – this app will do the work for you!