Job search demands a very specific set of tools for one of the toughest jobs you\’ll ever have. Your toolbox is likely within reach or even in your hands right now. Yes, your smartphone is filled with almost every tool you need to wage war on unemployment.
Calendar, contacts, maps, email, weather, clock and camera and more. Oh yeah, it works as a telephone, too. It is perfect for making your job hunt light, instantly accessible and, above all, mobile. Now, you can make it happen ANYWHERE. This is your toolbox. It’s up to you what you put inside.
Let’s start with the essentials. LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and WordPress. If you are not using these apps as part of your search you are hurting your chances of landing the gig you want. LinkedIn is central to any job search and the other three are pivotal communications and content tools that should play key roles in your strategy.
However, I want to talk about a few more specialized apps that add some real firepower to your arsenal.
- LinkedIn Contacts
- Hello (from Evernote) and CardMunch (from LinkedIn)
- Fantastical 2
- Wunderlist or Clear, Tick and Begin
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