Is There Such a Thing as a “Quick” Job Search? Yes!

Moving at the speed of life can be difficult with all of the directions that we are pulled in; keeping up with family, friends, work, and recreation has pushed us to our limits as far as time is concerned. Add the demands of looking for a job – who has time?

If you haven’t explored the tools available at the tip of your fingers through your iPhone, Android, or tablet, then you may not have realized that YOU have the time. With an estimated 70 billion apps that will be downloaded this year, you are sure to find one that can speed up your job search. Here are just a few that you should take a look at to help shorten the amount of time it takes to find, apply for, and land your next perfect position:

  • glassdoor – If you’re looking for discretion and your computer is employer-owned, glassdoor is a great tool because many job listings allow you to apply directly from your phone. You also have access to employee company reviews, salary ratings, and you can prepare for interviews by researching what others have to say about getting the interview and the actual interview process as well as questions.
  • TweetMyJobs – You’ve heard that having an inside contact to a company gives you a better chance at landing a position. TweetMyJobs connects your Facebook and Twitter accounts to notify you when your friends or followers are recruiting or have connections at companies that are hiring. No long (and exhausting) applications online, receive leads in your email, on your TweetMyJobs app, or Twitter.
  • LinkUp – Always on your email and no time for an app? A quick search for key words on LinkUp and a click on Job Alerts will automatically email to your inbox new relevant job listings as they become available. No time to apply now? You can save a listing to the Job Basket to apply at a later time or to be notified when an employer closes a job.
  • Indeed – Indeed saves you time by remembering which jobs have been added since your last search and has a wide array of tools available. On top of their mobile job search app, you can also do market research on industry employment trends, job market competition for the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the US, and see where the jobs are.
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About Charlotte Weeks - Executive Career Coach / Executive Resume Writer / Outplacement Consultant

Prior to founding Weeks Career Services, Inc. Charlotte Weeks worked in human resources at a national association, where she experienced the hiring process from the other side. She's also the past president of The National Resume Writers' Association (The NRWA). Charlotte specializes in providing C-level executives (CEO, CFO, CMO, etc.), association executives, executive directors and senior-level professionals (director, VP, SVP, etc.) with comprehensive career coaching services and high-ROI resumes. She is author of "I Want a Job in an Association -- Now What?? A Guide to Getting a Job in a Professional Association, Membership Organization, or Society" and featured author of "101 Great Ways to Enhance Your Career." Additional book contributions include "The Twitter Job Search Guide," "Resumes That Pop!," and "Step-by-Step Cover Letters." As an internationally-recognized expert, Charlotte provides programs and documents tailored to each individual’s needs. To ensure that each person is given the highest quality of attention and service, Charlotte works with a limited number of new clients each month. For more information about Charlotte, please visit her Web site at www.WeeksCareerServices.com.
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