Wondering what the best job search apps are in the UK?
According to The Telegraph, the average person in the UK spends more than a day a week online thanks to the meteoric rise in smartphone ownership.
So, it’s no wonder why job search apps are becoming increasingly popular.
Nowadays, there’s no need to wait to apply for a position, you can conduct a cheeky search while you’re on the go.
Some of the best job search apps even have one-click apply features, making it simple to apply via your mobile in a matter of seconds.
The question is, which ones should you be downloading?
As one the most popular job boards in the UK, it’s hardly surprising to see these guys feature in our list.
With around ten jobs added to the site every second, you’re sure to find an array of opportunities immediately.
The Indeed app has a comprehensive search function that allows you to sort through all of the jobs. You can even filter by location and compare different salaries across various positions.
It’ll save your previous searches too, which removes the hassle of typing it out over and over again.
The only thing you should be aware of is that Indeed is like the ‘Google’ of job boards. So, you’ll find most roles are advertised on other sites and apps.
Having partnered with Jobsite, Total Job is establishing itself as a real place to go for job seekers.
You’ll find around 100,000 live job adverts on the app plus a handy ‘Alert’ button to keep you one step ahead of your competition.
One of the best things about this job search app is the location radius scroll feature, which enables you to simply swipe your finger across the screen to adjust your search radius.
It’s great if you want to search for a role in a very small or specific area.
Want to check out the reputation of a company before submitting your application?
With the Glassdoor app, you’re essentially accessing a massive anonymised database of company reviews, interview methods and salaries.
Getting access to this kind of information will give you an upper-hand on other candidates and allow you to decide whether you want to spend time applying or not.
Because let’s face it, there’s nothing more frustrating than tailoring your CV and going through the whole screening process only to find out that the hiring manager is an absolute turnip!
The LinkedIn app is useful for a number of reasons.
Not only can you access your account, but you can also conduct a thorough job search too.
Having easy access to your account and the job search option gives you an unprecedented opportunity to connect and contact hiring managers.
In other words, it’s a sneaky way to raise the profile of your application acceptably, without having to frequently bombard them with emails.
Not all employers want to splash out on posting a proper job advert on LinkedIn.
So, you may discover an array of ads posted by the hiring manager or recruiters when you use the search bar and click on ‘content’.
You just need to know what keywords you’re searching for.
This relatively new job search app is making waves in the Apple App Store due to its super easy usability and similarity to the popular dating app; Tinder.
The major difference is that you can find around 1 million jobs on offer, instead of singletons!
It’ll find any job advertised on the internet and allow you to apply with a couple of taps.
The shortlisting feature is pretty handy for saving jobs, ready to come back to when you have more time.
Monster’s job search app is distinctively different from other popular job board companies due to its added features.
As well as having all the standard job ads, it boasts the same swipe to apply idea as JobSwipe.
Another strong plus is the helpful tools area, which gives you the chance to view/upload your CV, tweak your profile, tailor your preferences and get career advice.
It’s a safe bet if you want to access a vast amount of jobs and features at your fingertips.
The final job search app to make our list comes from CV-Library.
While it may only have around 180,000 UK jobs, its functionality and quality of roles are second-to-none.
The standout feature has to be the tracking your application addition.
How many times do you apply for a job and simply forget about it when a recruiter or employer calls you?
With this handy extra, you can revisit the job description and refresh your memory when you’re on the phone.
And if that wasn’t enough, maybe the fact that the CV-Library app is an award-winner will persuade you to download it.
Final things to remember
There’s no denying that mobile job search apps can give you 24/7 access to the UK job market.
My advice would be to test them all out and see what works for you.
However, don’t forget about the importance of tailoring your CV and cover letter.
While one-click-apply/quick apply features on apps are convenient, an employer may realise that you’ve simply sent them a generic application.
If you need any other helpful tools to enhance your job search, check out our handy guide here.
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