Searching for jobs on a mobile browser could be a bit difficult which is why many job seekers turn to free job search apps. Just do a quick search in the app store on either iOS or Android and you’ll see an endless list of apps available for job search.
Whether you’re job hunting in stealth mode at work or simply don’t have access to a computer–there are some great mobile apps out there.
Zipjob’s team of career experts has done the dirty work and found the best job search sites available for download on both iOS and Android. Here is our list of the best job apps in 2021, followed by a summary of what that app has to offer you.
You would of course expect the world’s largest job search website to have an app–and they do! The Indeed app is available for download on both Android and iOS. It’s also compatible with the iPad. Indeed is the world’s largest job aggregator which means you’ll be able to browse full time and part time job listings from many of the major job boards all in one place, and set up job search alerts.
The Indeed app also allows you to upload your resume easily and apply for job opportunities with just a few clicks.
Indeed also appears on our list of the 11 Best Sites to Post Your Resume Online (Free), so check that post out next!
2. LinkedIn Job Search
We don’t think we need to explain LinkedIn…but we will tell you that they have one of the best job apps out there. There are many listings that could only be found on LinkedIn so make sure you search there. If you already have a LinkedIn profile you could use the same information to log in.
The LinkedIn job app also allows you to easily submit job applications for positions using your LinkedIn profile.
Related read: Should You Apply to Jobs Using Your Resume or LinkedIn?
ZipRecruiter comes in third for the best job search mobile app. ZipRecruiter is a popular job posting tool for recruiters and hiring managers but has also been advertising their own job board which has gained a lot of popularity lately. ZipRecruiter is also a job board aggregator so you can find listings from other popular job boards as well.
The app also allows you to upload your resume and easily apply for jobs with one click.
ZipRecruiter Job Search App Link: Android and iOS
Related read: How to Network on LinkedIn in 2021
Monster is one of the biggest job search sites among job seekers out there and of course has its own app. The Monster app also allows you to upload your resume to apply for jobs with a single swipe. Consider it the Tinder dating app for job search.
Just a word of caution on swiping: even though every job may seem attractive (pun intended), make sure you take the time to see if it’s actually a position you’d want and are qualified for based on work experience. Many end up swiping right for nearly all job matches only to receive tons of responses they really wouldn’t even consider. Swipe with caution!
Glassdoor is useful for both finding jobs and looking up company reviews. Their app has a great user experience and makes it easy to both research companies and apply for a career opportunity.
Even if you don’t use Glassdoor for job recommendations, this is an app every job seeker should have to research employer reviews, salaries and other useful information. You could even find career advice and pointers about how interviews are conducted for a particular employer. This is a must have app for your job search!
Glassdoor Job Search App Link: Android and iOS
Glassdoor is one resource we recommend in our related post, How to Build a List of Target Companies for Your Job Search. If you’re looking for strategic job search advice, be sure the read that article.
CareerBuilder is also another popular job search website that has its own app. It also allows you to upload your resume and apply to jobs with just a few clicks.
If you’re already using the Monster and Indeed app, you may want to skip out on this one. Why? Because Indeed and Monster both include job postings from CareerBuilder in their results. You’ll find that many of the major job sites do that so you may want to only go with a couple of apps so you don’t waste time on duplicate listings.
CareerBuilder Job Search App Link: Android and iOS
If you do download all the job search apps, be sure you’re organizing your job search so you don’t apply to the same job twice! Learn how to stay organized here: 9 Awesome Tips to Organize Your Job Search
SnagaJob is a job search website that caters to hourly employees. Some of the biggest companies use the SnagaJob platform to search for candidates.
The app allows you to easily browse different listings and easily apply for jobs on the go.
Dice is a job search site that focuses on tech jobs.
If you haven’t made a career decision yet, getting into tech is a great option you should explore that comes with a generous salary. The Dice app makes it easy to search and apply for tech jobs at some of the most well-known companies. Dice is considered to have one of the best job search apps for those in the tech field.
Dice Job Search App Link: Android and iOS
Dice is also on Zipjob’s list of the Top 12 Sites To Help You Land A Job In Tech.
Job searching has changed drastically in the last few years with the advance of technology. Using your mobile device while on the go allows you to easily search and apply for jobs, and if you’re serious about landing a job fast, then you need to apply to as many as you’re willing to take and are qualified for.
We suggest that you stick to two or three apps and check them anytime you have a spare moment.
One drawback of using job search apps is the difficulty of tailoring your resume. You should try to tailor your resume to each position you apply as this gives you the best chances of securing that interview. You may find it nearly impossible to edit your resume easily on a mobile device so one solution is to simply save the jobs you’re interested in and apply to them later on from a computer.
2021 tip: download your resume from LinkedIn to your phone and edit on the go.
Caitlin Proctor, CPRW, Certified Professional Résumé Writer
Caitlin joined the ZipJob team in 2019 as a professional resume writer and career advisor. She specializes in strategic advice for executives, career pivots, and remote workers. Read more resume advice from Caitlin on ZipJob’s blog.