Welcome to the real world, fresh graduates! All your years spent in school have now paid off as you enter another chapter in your life. From students, you are now officially unemployed. Two years on and I can still remember the exact feeling I had after marching on stage – accomplishing, thrilling and liberating with a diploma in hand; yet kind of overwhelming and nervewracking.
Accomplishing, because you’ve surpassed more than a decade in school; thrilling, for a new chapter in your life unfolds; and liberating, as you now have the freedom to make decisions towards the path you wish to take. On the other hand, it will still feel overwhelming with all eyes on you from this day forward. People start asking “what’s next?” and it becomes nervewracking. You begin questioning yourself if you really are ready to face life after school.
Tell you what, stop panicking and start job hunting! We got you covered with these job search apps you may download for free in no particular order.
With Indeed, you can look for openings near you using your device’s GPS. It is simple, fast-loading, and lets you set a reminder for job postings you saved for later. You may also follow companies to get latest job updates directly from them.
GrabJobs guarantees job seekers to get a response within 5 days from the company they applied to. Companies may shortlist a candidate with just one tap and notify them. It also does not require your CV, just keep your online career profile and apply with a video!
Monster Jobs app builds a unique and personalized experience for you by letting you import your contacts from external networks and giving/receiving endorsements & recommendations. Here, you may follow recruiters and companies to get the latest information on job opportunities.
Freelancer – Hire & Find Jobs is a crowdsourcing app for people who don’t see themselves working in a 9 to 5 job. Projects are posted here with fixed or hourly rates for talented freelancers. The app also has an instant messenger for better communication.
Workabroad.ph gives you access to overseas job opportunities right in your mobile phones. They have postings from POEA-licensed agencies you can easily search for, lets you save your desired searches, and give you tips about overseas job hunting.
JobsDB.com claims to be Asia’s leading job portal with 120,000 available jobs posted monthly. The app allows you to stay updated with your applications, view your resume anytime and anywhere, and apply for their newest job postings. It also lets you search by title, company, location and expected salary.
Jobstreet lets you create and update your resume, apply for the job vacancy you want instantly and respond to interview invitations quickly. The app also gives recommendations with LiNa Job Matches and notifies you when employers start reviewing your application.
Companies on Kalibrr Job Search use it to view profiles of possible candidates, invite them to apply, and schedule an interview. The app lets you chat with employers and notify you of new messages so you can give an immediate response. You may also fine tune your recommendations here by saving the jobs you like and crossing out those you don’t wish to see.
LinkedIn is basically a social media platform for professionals. Expect posts which are helpful to your career, network by connecting with people you’ve worked with or want to work with in the future, and update your profile wherein you can upload media/links to your previous or ongoing projects for possible employers to see. This app also notifies you of jobs you may like.
If you’re only using Facebook to socialize, then you probably haven’t maximized the app’s capabilities. There are public groups on Facebook which you can easily be part of. Facebook Groups is a place for people who share common interests. You may search for the field you wish to be in and look for job postings that match your preference in it.
Working smart is one of the basic and essential skills that an employee must possess in order to impress his/her employer. The rise of technology is a huge help in getting anything easily done, it’s just a matter of making use of our resources responsibly. For now, you may begin with using it as a tool to get hired!
Whatever the future holds may be a bit scary and you may feel uncertain at first, but you can always take one step at a time. Your future co-workers will be glad to help you out in your first few days or months. Make sure you’ve read the job requirements and understood it very well before you apply to avoid confusions and nail your upcoming interview (fingers crossed).
Welcome to adulthood!
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