Are you looking for a new job? Are you a smart phone owner who loves to download free applications? If so, you may want to closely examine job search apps for smart phones, such as the iPhone or Android phones. But wait! How exactly do these programs work?
First and foremost, it is important to mention that you will find a variance among the programs offered. Lets say that you have an Android phone; if you visit the Android marketplace, you will find multiple job search apps to choose from. Each of these applications is likely to have their own unique features, as well as their own pros and cons. With that said, you will find a few common features, such as:
Find a Job
Job search apps for smart phones enable you to find current job listings online. How you find jobs depends on the programs in question. For example, some applications only let you search job listings that were uploaded to their website. On the other hand, you will find applications that let you search across the internet for jobs (basically hundreds or thousands of job search sites are searched at once).
Regardless of which job search app you use, you will be asked a few important questions. The answers to these questions determine which listings you see. You will often be asked to provide a search word or phrase, a zip code, and a location to search. It is recommended that you search with the job title, your zip code, and a distance of how far you are willing to travel to and from work.
How Results Are Generated
As previously stated, your application might search through listings from the internet as a whole or listing that were uploaded to that site only. Either way, you receive job listings through the use of keyword searching. What happens is that you enter in a keyword phrase, such as a job title. The application will then search through the jobs posted online and connect you with listings where your search word or phrase was used.
Some applications also enable you to search titles only. By activating this optional filter, you will only see jobs in which your search word or phrase was used in the job title.
All in all, smart phone applications that enable you to find job listings online are similar to traditional job search websites. The only true difference is that these applications are designed for compact smart phone screens.