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The explosion of apps that are available for us to use in every walk of life is amazing and expanding everyday. The ability to use these apps in your job search allows you do access your job search from anywhere.

You may be on a bus, waiting for a friend, having coffee or just wondering what is happening out there. These 8 apps give you some very cool tools lime scanning business cards, meeting new network contacts etc. It is very interesting that prospective employers can see that you are interactive with new technology.

Here are 8 FREE apps that you can take advantage of:

LinkedIn  is compatible with Androids, iPhone and iPads

As LinkedIn is the premier networking site, this is a must in your toolbox.

LunchMeet: Compatible with iPhone and iPad with Android soon.

An app that searches for people in your area and your phones GPS to locate people in your area that may want to meet to discuss your career goals.

  Google Maps: Compatible with: Android, iPhone and iPad

While not technically for job hunting, it may save you the embarrassment of being late for an interview or appointment.

Indeed Job Search: Compatible with: Android, iPad & iPhone

Offers jobs and assists you with those that you might qualify for.

 Simply Hired Compatible with: AndroidiPad & iPhone 
Similar to Indeed with some cool additional features.

 LinkUp: Compatible With: iPad, iPhone, Android

Follows your target companies and identifies jobs that they may post that may not be posted elsewhere.

 SnagaJob: Compatible with: iPhone and Android

Targets part time hourly and freelance work.

Evernote  Compatible with: iPad & iPhone and Android

An app that keeps your notes and your job search organized.

For further details see Nancy Collamer’s article at Forbes

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