If you’ve ever written a cover letter or CV that claims you have “excelent attention to detail,” but you misspelled “excellent,” you can understand the importance of checking your grammar before hitting send on an application. Good grammar helps you present yourself as a smart, capable candidate who can communicate effectively—which is highly attractive to hiring managers.
So, if you want to avoid an embarrassing—and potentially costly—grammar blunder, it’s important to conduct a grammar check. Below are four grammar mistakes that continually trip up job seekers and workers alike. Before you send your next email, format your CV or draft a cover letter, be sure to check for these common errors.
1. Eliminate gender-specific pronouns
Gender-specific pronouns can create or reinforce biases in people’s minds. Since you’re likely sending your resume and cover letter to someone you don’t know personally, it’s best to not assume which pronouns they prefer. So stay neutral.
When writing any work-related document, make the subjects of your sentences plural. This will allow you to change the gender-exclusive pronouns (he and she) to their neutral plural forms (they, them or their). If that doesn’t sound natural, revise the sentence to avoid using pronouns altogether.
2. Use apostrophes correctly
Apostrophes serve two purposes in writing: They show possession, and they indicate that a letter has been removed from the original word when creating a contraction.
Opting for the contraction in your writing makes it feel more familiar and informal—which often helps coax your reader into a more relaxed and understanding mood. However, if you use this format, make sure you do it correctly. If you use a contraction, you need an apostrophe.
When it comes to indicating possession, check carefully for each use of its and it’s in your writing. If you’re indicating possession, there is no need for an apostrophe. However, if you are using a shortened form of it is, you need an apostrophe to take the place of the missing letter.”
3. Capitalise correctly
Typically, job titles and the companies for which you have worked are capitalised on CVs. But when writing your cover letter, it’s best to only capitalise the names of actual courses, schools and subjects. Do not capitalise when making a general reference to a profession or industry, as it tends to divert the reader’s attention away from your actual message.
4. Avoid sentence fragments
A sentence fragment is a group of words that look like a sentence, but aren’t because they lack an independent clause. While that may sound confusing, they’re actually quite easy to spot! Out of context, sentence fragments make no sense. So they have no place in your professional writing.
To combat fragment sentences, read through each sentence on its own. Does it make sense standing alone or out of context? Does it still convey a thought? If not, it needs to be merged with another sentence to become complete. This strengthens your writing and the stance you take in it.
Writing well is a skill from which every professional benefits. It can also be what catches the hiring manager’s eye and gets you an interview or what impresses a boss and results in a raise or promotion. Best of all, writing well furthers your causes and conveys your ideas, making a real impact on your career and the world around you.
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A job interview is no longer a one-way street — as a job seeker, you are just as entitled to ask questions during the interview and gauge fit as a potential employer is. Take advantage of this by speaking up. Not only will it help you understand whether the position aligns with your skills and experience, but it will also show the interviewer that you are an active rather than passive participant in this discussion. Asking informed questions can leave a good impression and demonstrate genuine interest in the position.
Before heading off to your next job interview, don’t just practice answering interview questions— print out these questions so you’ll be prepared when the interviewer asks: “Do you have any questions for me?”
1. How do I compare to your ideal candidate?
If your interviewer expresses reservations about your qualifications or experience, you can clear up any misunderstandings or fill in any gaps in your resume by understanding where the bar is set.
2. How has this job evolved over time?
If a longstanding role has never changed over the years, you could be interviewing for a dead-end position or with a company that doesn’t embrace change.
3. What are the advancement opportunities?
Many people do not plan to stay in a single position for their entire career, and sometimes the lack of upward mobility can be a deal-breaker. Make sure the job you take offers the type of advancement opportunities you need to craft the career path you want.
4. How will this position have an impact?
Today’s job seekers want to know how they’ll be making an impact beyond just their department — on the company, in the community and in the world. Ask the tough questions to understand how you will fit in.
5. What would my typical day look like in this role?
If job responsibilities such as interacting with co-workers, working at a desk, or traveling frequently are important to you, make sure they’re a big part of the typical day that your interviewer describes.
6. Does this position offer any flexibility?
Flexibility is one of the keys to a healthy work-life balance, which is important to workers in every stage of life. Be sure your potential employer is willing to work with you to ensure that your needs are met.
7. What are the company benefits?
From health insurance to vacation time to perks, benefits can have a significant impact on your overall compensation and satisfaction. Ask the right questions up front so you can make the right decision by getting a more holistic picture.
8. What are the next steps before the company extends an offer?
Ask this question last to reiterate your interest in the job and determine the company’s hiring timeline. Are you evaluating other offers? Sometimes it can work to your benefit to reveal that, but use your judgment.
Job offers aren’t like busses or Kardashian/Jenner babies, where you know it won’t be long before the next one comes along. Often it takes months of searching, applying, following up and going on interviews before you get to the job offer. So when the job offer does come along, you’d be a fool to turn it down, right? Not necessarily. Here are a few reasons you might reconsider accepting that job offer.
1. Your heart’s not in it. Are you saying yes to the offer because you really want the job? Or because it’s there? If you only recently started your job search, you might want to decline the job offer and hold out for an opportunity that truly excites you. Sure, you may think you can bail out after a few months if a better offer comes along, but that could create a question mark on your resume and hurt your professional reputation. (On the other hand, if the offer is the only nibble you’ve had after months of searching, accepting it might the way to go. And, hey, even if it’s not your dream job, you might learn to love it.)
2. The company gets a bad rap. Before you accept the offer, look the company up on employer review sites to see what others have to say about working there. Reach out to people in your network who have connections to the company and may be able to offer further insight. Pay attention to turnover rates, too. While a certain level of employee turnover is normal, exceptionally high turnover can be an indication of bigger problems within the organization – from poor management to lack of advancement opportunities to a toxic culture.
3. The culture isn’t a fit. Even if the culture isn’t toxic, it might not be the best fit for you. When evaluating a prospective employer, it’s important to consider the work environment and how it matches your own working style and preferences. If, for example, you prefer to work independently, you might be frustrated in a company that places a high value on collaboration. Or maybe you do your best work when you can be flexible with your work day; thus, you probably won’t be too happy at a company where “9 to 5” is strictly enforced.
4. The company’s future is iffy. As long as you’re researching the company, it’s also important to pay attention to its standing in the marketplace. Are stock prices going down? Is there talk of a merger? Have there been major changes in leadership in the past several months? These could all be signs the company is in financial trouble, so proceed with caution.
5. There’s no upward mobility. Before you accept the job, think about where you want to be in five or 10 years, career-wise, and if and how the company can help you get there. Make sure you understand the advancement, training and development opportunities your prospective employer will provide. If the potential for advancement is as limited as a “Real Housewives” star’s singing abilities, you might be better off declining the job offer and continuing your search.
Bottom line: When in doubt, speak up
Don’t hesitate to talk to the hiring manager or the recruiter you’ve been working with about any second thoughts you’re having. If you don’t have the information you need to make a fully informed decision, you’re not doing yourself – or your potential employer – any favors. If the company values you enough to have made you an offer, they will be happy to address any questions or concerns you still have. If compensation is a concern, for example, the company may be willing to negotiate a better salary.
You may think the more experience you have, the better shot you have of getting a job. Yet having too much experience could make you overqualified for the job – which could be to your detriment. Employers may worry you’d demand too high of a salary, you’d want a promotion right away or you’d get bored and move on to another job quickly.
So, if you’re eyeing a job that you are overqualified for, what should you do to show the employer you’re serious about getting – and staying at – the job? Here are some tips.
Ask yourself some tough questions
Before you even apply for the job, do a gut check to make sure it’s what you really want. Christopher K. Lee, founder and career consultant at Purpose Redeemed, says to consider the following questions: “Can I perform the duties and excel in this role? Will I be satisfied with the compensation (you may need to take a pay cut)? How long will I be content in this role (especially if taking this position is to ‘get a foot in the door’ before moving on to higher positions)?”
If you answer these questions favorably, Lee says to go ahead and apply for the job.
Use the cover letter to explain yourself
“In your cover letter, explain why you want that particular position, even if it’s not as high level as your most recent position,” suggests Kelly Donovan, principal at Kelly Donovan & Associates. “For example, you could say, ‘Although I’m proud of my work managing a marketing department, I’d like to be able to focus once again on my favorite aspect of this field – executing digital marketing campaigns.’”
It may seem counterintuitive to not want to highlight all of your accomplishments on your resume, but when applying for a position you’re overqualified for, you want to focus specifically on roles and responsibilities that align with the prospective position.
“Your resume must represent your job history accurately, but beyond that, you have plenty of leeway in terms of what points you choose to emphasize,” Donovan says. “If the position you’re seeking is an individual contributor role, don’t include a bullet in your summary talking about your leadership skills. And don’t refer to yourself as an executive in the summary unless you’re going for an executive role.”
Be ready to answer ‘Why?’ in the interview
If you get to the interview stage, expect questions around why you want the job given your advanced experience and skills. “This is the first question the employer will ask … [the] worker needs to be prepared with a strong and credible answer,” says Laura MacLeod, HR expert and consultant. “Consider the employer’s concerns: You are only taking the job until you find something better; you’ll be difficult to manage because you’ll feel superior to team members and maybe even your supervisor; your attitude will be poor … and you’ll eventually become lazy – dragging others down with you.”
MacLeod says you’ll need to ease the employer’s concerns by first acknowledging that you know you’re overqualified and then providing reasons why it’s to the company’s benefit to hire you.
“This might be your ability/willingness to mentor team members, step into spots when other workers are out sick or on vacation, [or] assist the team in higher achievement,” she says.
Ease their salary fears
One of the biggest roadblocks to getting a job you’re overqualified for is coming to terms with a salary reduction – and convincing the employer you’re willing to take one.
“From a salary perspective, the candidate may be out of the range the company is looking for, so in their application, they’ll have to make it clear the role is an acceptable range for them,” says Jennifer Braganza, a success champion, coach and speaker. “For example, maybe you were a manager in [your current] function and are now looking for an individual contributor role given your current phase of life (new baby, approaching retirement, taking care of ailing parents). In the interview, you’d have to make it clear you’re not expecting what you were getting because you know this role has less responsibility.”
It’s safe to say that office romance has been around forever. After all, coworkers spend lots of time together, often have similar interests, and probably spend a lot of time rolling their eyes at each other during meetings. So it’s no surprise that co-workers sometimes wind up dating.
Thinking about asking out the cutie in the cube over?
If your pupils turn to hearts every time you see one of your coworkers, you might want to proceed with caution. Clearly office romances are not unusual, but you want to approach them with a head that’s level, not in the clouds.
Rosemary Haefner, CHRO of CareerBuilder, says to avoid negative consequences at work, it’s important to set ground rules in your relationship that help you stay professional in the office and keep your personal life private.
Check the rules. In some cases, employers have a policy that prohibits employees from dating one another. Be sure that you know your company’s policy before getting into any kind of relationship. If you don’t know the policy, check with HR.
Keep your personal life out of the office. Remember to keep your personal life out of your work one: You might have had an argument with the new object of your affection, but that doesn’t mean anyone else cares, and there is certainly no reason to let it affect your job. And speaking of the separation of love and work, beware of social media. While 41 percent of workers today choose to keep their relationship a secret at work, posting on social media may make it much more difficult to keep from your coworkers.
Don’t let your romance impact your relationship with your co-workers. If you don’t properly separate your romantic and work life, your romance may color people’s judgment with regard to promotions, projects, team building and responsibilities. Don’t blur your professional and love lives and everything will be much simpler.
Job searching can at times be discouraging — not finding the right opportunities, feeling ignored and experiencing rejection. It’s during times like this that you can take solace in the fact that even some of your favorite stars worked hard at everyday jobs before stumbling upon their professional pot of gold. Before they stole the limelight, here’s what some of your favorite celebs did to pay the bills.
Yes, he will live on in our memories as president of the United States, but before serving the public, Barack Obama’s first job was serving ice cream at a Baskin-Robbins in Hawaii. And while he admitted it wasn’t quite as glamorous as being America’s Commander-in-Chief, it did teach him responsibility and hard work—and gave him a taste (pardon the pun) of what balancing a job and life would be.
While auditioning for acting jobs, royal-to-be Meghan Markle moonlighted as a freelance calligrapher to pay the bills to keep her dream of acting alive. Since then, she has gone on to star in the hit USA Network show Suits, excel in philanthropic work around the world and gear up for her future royal responsibilities.
You don’t always land your dream job right off the bat. Case in point: Ellen DeGeneres. Before becoming the reigning queen of daytime talk shows, she took on her share of odd jobs — including serving as a waitress, bartender, house painter and oyster shucker to pay the bills. In due time she launched her stand-up comedy career, and the rest, as they say, is history.
Before she reinvented the world of pop music, Madonna’s professional career can be traced back to more humble beginnings — one of which was as a cashier at Dunkin’ Donuts. Now instead of selling to lines of customers, she sells out venues, but it didn’t happen overnight.
Before Beyonce entered Red Lobster into the pop culture lexicon by including it in her lyrics, an undiscovered Nicki Minaj moonlighted as a waitress at the seafood chain before making her way up the entertainment industry’s food chain.
Now she is a world-famous actress and advocate, breaking barriers on TV and off-screen; back then Washington made a difference in the world working as a substitute teacher in New York and teaching us that pursuing your dream job can be a reality, but there is also value in the jobs leading up to it.
Who would’ve thought the music and fashion mogul would have his start at none other than the Gap, where he worked as a teenager. He has said that even though he couldn’t afford the merchandise at the store, the environment did get his creative juices flowing.
Bet you didn’t know your Friend Jennifer Aniston did everything from earning an allowance cleaning toilets to being a bike messenger on the busy streets of New York. Talk about grit. Following her stint at more menial tasks as well as many failed auditions, Aniston landed the role of a lifetime as Rachel Green on Friends.
It’s hard to imagine Harrison Ford as anything other than Indiana Jones, but as it turns out Ford got his start earning money as a carpenter. Evidently, it was his cabinet-making job for an esteemed filmmaker that landed him a role in one of his films. Let that be a lesson to give every job your best — even if it may be a stepping stone to something greater.
Regardless of the reason, if you currently find yourself without gainful employment, you may feel nervous about addressing your employment gap in an upcoming interview. But don’t worry! While the circumstances of your unemployment are sure to come up, these strategies will help you handle that tough question like a pro.
While your instinct may be to fudge the truth—especially if your termination of employment was involuntary—it is vital that you’re honest. Doing so will demonstrate your values to your potential employer and help you distinguish yourself from the pack. Honesty and integrity carry a lot of weight when it comes time to make an employment decision.
No employer wants to sit through a one-man show about why you were unemployed. So keep it short and sweet. You want to convince your interviewer that your time away from the workforce has not impacted your ability to perform the job, so address the employment gap with a one-to-two sentence response and then transition into how you have been preparing yourself for this job opportunity.
Have you recently been certified in an industry skill or are you working temporarily for a family friend? Keep the conversation on these achievements and the responsibilities you’ve had during your unemployment. Hiring managers are primarily interested in being assured that you’re ready to work and that there aren’t any red flags, such as bad employer reviews.
Never bash your previous employer, even if there was cause to be angry. Whether you were fired or laid off, you can be frank about it and explain yourself — with tact. Underline the lesson you learned and how you benefitted from the experience. If you were fired for repeatedly being late, speak to how you mastered time management. For personnel issues, explain that your values and work ethic are important to you, and that they align with those of the company.
Highlighting your passion for this type of work and the enthusiasm you have for this opportunity will also help to reassure the hiring manager. From their perspective, they have a vacant role and need to fill it with someone dependable. Showing your positive personality and creating a relationship with the hiring manager will help hiring managers see you as a potential fit.
Before the interview, do your research. Know what the company does, what your role there would be and investigate the organization’s values and recent news and achievements. That way, you’ll be able to align your ambitions and values with those of the company.
Focus on what you’ve learned from the experience of being unemployed, how you’ve grown as a professional and how you intend to apply these learnings to a new position.
Addressing your unemployment in a job interview doesn’t have to be as uncomfortable as you might think. In reality, hiring managers are familiar with every aspect of hiring and firing, and your story probably isn’t the strangest they’ve ever heard. And the important fact is that you’re here now. So take advantage of the opportunity and do your best.
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Preparing for a job interview is more than just practicing common interview questions and choosing the right outfit – it’s also about researching the company and the role. When you take the time to research, not only will you get a better feel for what the company is looking for and how you will fit in, it will also help you stand out from the other candidates. Employers want someone who is familiar with the company, and they will be impressed that you went the extra mile and did your homework.
Here are some key things you should know about a company before sitting down for the job interview.
What does the company do?
It may sound obvious, but knowing what the company actually does is key. Hiring managers almost always ask what you know about the company in order to gauge your interest level and industry knowledge. If you don’t have a good answer to this question, it tells the hiring manager that you don’t really care about the company – you just want a job.
What will the job entail?
While the interview gives you a chance to learn more about the intricacies of the role, you should try to understand as much as you can about the role prior to the interview. This will give you a chance to find out where you can contribute and prepare to discuss why you would be the ideal person for this role.
What are the company’s values?
It’s not enough to know what the company does, but also why they do it. Not only will you learn more about the company and get information that will impress the hiring manager, but you will also see how it aligns with your own values and further assess whether or not this is the right company for you.
A big part of understanding the company – and your potential in it – is understanding the company’s customer base. Who uses the company’s products and services? What audience does the company market to? Showing you understand the company’s customers and their needs will further set you apart as a knowledgeable and enthusiastic candidate.
Most companies will list their notable clients on their website. You can also check the company’s blog, case studies and white papers to find out more.
What’s new and noteworthy?
Most hiring managers will already expect you to have an initial understanding of what the company does, but if you show that you’re on top of news and trends, you’ll make an even bigger impression. Take the time to find out what the company has been up to lately, and you’ll get a better understanding of where the company is going and it’s place in the industry. For instance, is the company launching any new products or services? Has it received any recognition or awards recently? Has it received any other recent press that is worth noting?
Who are the leaders?
Knowing a bit about the company’s leadership team can be helpful in researching and preparing for an interview. Not only is it one more way to show the interviewer you’ve done your research, but you’ll get more insight into the company’s values and culture. Plus, depending on the size of the company and the position for which you’re interviewing, you may find yourself meeting with one of these leaders in person.
Who is your interviewer?
Having some background information on the person with whom you’ll be interviewing can potentially help you prepare for the kinds of questions to expect. Get the name and title of the person with whom you’ll be interviewing, then see if you have any common connections who can offer any insight into this person’s personality. Otherwise, you can do some old-fashioned internet research. Look for shared interests that can help you build a rapport. (Feel weird about Googling your interviewer? It might help to know that they’ve likely done a little intel on you.)
Where to research
The following resources can help you dig deeper and get the insight you need for your interview.
The company website: The company’s website is the obvious starting point to learn about what the company does, its mission and its values (usually found on its “About Us” page). Most companies also have a dedicated “Careers” section where you can learn about what it’s like to work there, the culture and the benefits. Check out the company press room to learn about new or upcoming product launches, awards received or other company news.
Social media: Browse the company’s social media pages for more up-to-date news and exciting happenings at the company. Seeing how the company interacts with fans and followers on social media can also help you get a closer look inside the culture and values.
Company review sites:Third-party sites, such as Glassdoor, allow current and former employees to rate and review the company. Learn more about what it’s like to work there and what you can expect from leadership.
Google news: Doing a Google news search for the company will help you find information the company might not necessarily post on social media or its website. You may also find interviews with leadership, which will give you further insight into the values of the company.
You’ve applied to your dream company, but alas — they decided to go with a different candidate. That doesn’t necessarily mean the door to that company is closed forever; it just means you weren’t the best fit for the position they had open. But there will be plenty of others, and you can use these as opportunities to put your best foot forward and try to get your foot in the door again.
1.Understand why you were turned down for the role. By understanding the gap in your previous application, you can learn how to close it, says Joshua Siva, co-author of “BOLD: Get Noticed, Get Hired.”
“Ideally this comes from the company through a contact involved in the hiring process, but if not, the applicant needs to be honest with themselves: ‘Did I have the experience, did I speak the company’s language, did I sell myself the right way?’” he advises. “Make a list of these things, and spend whatever amount of time is needed to close the gap, and be sure to have it documented and readily demonstrated.”
2.Connect with someone in a similar role at that company. Perhaps the reason you didn’t land the last job you applied to was because you didn’t fully comprehend the role. You can rectify that this time around.
“[Reach out to someone] in order to learn everything about their role, their background, how they got in, company trends, etc.,” Siva says. “It’s amazing how far asking questions can take the applicant, because at the end of it all, the potential applicant will likely get asked about their own ambitions, and when shared, who knows what doors may open via the employee.”
3.Follow up with the hiring manager. There’s clearly a difference between checking in and periodically and annoying the hiring manager with unnecessary updates. Siva suggests doing the former and, as part of the follow-up, recommends reminding the HR manager that your resume is on file, sharing the progress you’ve made since and reiterating your passion for the company.
“It’s always a favorable position when an applicant is on the mind of an HR professional involved with recruiting because they constantly have visibility and support requests to fill roles,” he says.
4.Give it time before applying again. Lisa Rangel, managing director of Chameleon Resumes, an executive résumé-writing and job-search service, says that in general, it’s good to wait a minimum of three to six months.
“There needs to be enough time to allow for a possible change in the company situation and for the person to amass additional and/or relevant skills that are different than before,” she says.
5.Adjust your application before you re-apply. Assuming you’ve taken the aforementioned steps to improve your chances of landing the same or a different role at your dream company, make sure your application reflects all the steps you’ve taken since you last applied. Highlight your recent wins — whether you’ve taken online courses, earned new certifications or worked somewhere else to build your experience and credibility.
“To be taken seriously for the competitive and coveted positions in the marketplace, those who are and aren’t currently employed need to be advancing and improving themselves as time goes on,” Siva says. “If applying for the same role, that improvement needs to speak to closing the gaps in their previous application. If applying for a different role or function, that progress needs to demonstrate the pivot in knowledge and the commitment made to pursuing the new function of focus.”
You’re already using your smart phone to shop, play games, get news updates and avoid your family during holiday get-togethers – why not use it to advance your career as well? From building an eye-catching resume to building your professional network, the following mobile apps are designed to help you take the next step so you can get to the next level in your career.
Find your calling.
Pathsource: Pathsource helps you find the career that’s right for you based on various personality assessments and tests. One key feature is the Lifestyle Assessment, which determines the ideal salary needed to support the lifestyle you lead (or want to lead). From there, it recommends various careers that both match your career interests and have average salaries that support your lifestyle.
Good&Co: With the goal of bringing “greater happiness and meaning to your career,”Good&Co uses fun quizzes and personality assessments to help users discover their unique skills and strengths. It then draws from thousands of company profiles to match them with companies and positions that align with these attributes.
Build your resume.
Resume Star: With Resume Star, you just fill in your information and the app produces a clean, correctly formatted PDF resume you can email directly, post online or print out. The app is free to download and use, but the developers ask that you submit a payment once you get an interview (or better yet, a job).
VisualCV Resume Builder: Whether you need a completely new resume or to enhance an existing one, this user-friendly app has you covered. With VisualCB, you can import and modify an existing resume in Word or PDF or use the Basic or Visual Editor to build a new one from a variety of templates.
PayTrends: PayTrends aggregates company data and employee salaries from all over the world to help you assess your worth. Find out how much you should or could be making based on your background, location, industry, company and other factors. You can also see salary and compensation by company, industry segment, location and along the years of experience.
WageSpot: WageSpot helps you see how you compare to your peers by providing salary information by age, gender, location, commute time and job satisfaction. WageSpot gathers salary data from its users, who enter their salary information (anonymously) upon first opening the app.
Meetup: Meetup is a social networking app that helps people with similar interests connect and meet in real life. Use Meetup to join (or start) a group that meets your interests and start building your professional network.
Eventbrite: Check out the business section of Eventbrite to find career fairs, networking events, seminars and professional development courses in your area.
CamCard: Keep track of your new professional contacts with CamCard, which translates business card information into contact information and lets you manage your contacts efficiently.
Add skills to your resume.
Udemy: Udemy is an online learning platform that offers courses in everything from programming to marketing to design to cake decorating. With the mobile app, you can watch videos, access course documents, and even purchase Udemy courses wherever you are.
Udacity: Udacity helps anyone learn how to code (an increasingly coveted skill among employers) with mobile-optimized courses in HTML, Java, CSS and others, taught by experts from Google and Facebook. No wifi connection? No problem – you can download videos for offline viewing.
Duolongo: Add “multi-lingual” to your resume with free, interactive courses ranging from Spanish to Russian to Arabic. The popular app has 200 million users and recently added Asian languages to its offerings.
Search for jobs.
CareerBuilder Job Search: Well, obviously, WE think CareerBuilder’s mobile job search app is great – but we’re not the only ones! Consistently recognized as one of the best job search apps around, CareerBuilder Job Search lets you search for and apply to jobs on the spot or save them for later, track and manage your applications, get job recommendations and create alerts to learn about new job openings. But what really sets this app apart is the ability to get push notifications any time an employer looks at your resume and profile, so you know who to follow up with first.
Prep for job interviews.
Job Interview Question-Answer: Never show up to the interview unprepared again. This app helps you prepare better answers to common interview questions, such as “Why do you want to join this company?” with short videos explaining the types of answers employers are looking for.
Pocket Mentor: Currently only available for iOS, Pocket Mentor offers daily advice to inspire the confidence and motivation to get ahead in your job or find a new one. While Pocket Mentor offers a free seven-day trial for new users, it is $4.99 once the trial period expires.