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20 Best Android Apps for Your Job Search

February 28th, 2011

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Even with Twitter, LinkedIn, e-mail, and numerous online job boards, you've got to get out in the field and pay house calls if you want to be competitive in your job search. That's why it's important to stock your Android with plenty of apps that will arm you with enough support to stay productive even when you're away from your computer. Here are 20 of the best to help you in your busy job search.

  1. Touch Calendar: Keep up with phone dates, deadlines, interviews and networking events with this easy-to-use calendar that displays all your appointments clearly, without forcing you to open new tabs or pages.
  2. PrinterShare Mobile Print: Print your resume on the fly if you have it uploaded onto your phone.
  3. CraigsApp: If you're looking for freelance jobs or positions in more creative industries, Craigslist is a competitive job site. Get new listings refreshed and sent to you every minute, 5, 10, 15 or 60 minutes.
  4. Evernote: Evernote is a handy task manager and reminder tool that's now available as an app for Android. Use it to jot down notes before or after an interview, store photos, record contact information, annotate notes, and more.
  5. Groupy: Manage your contacts by groups — like business contacts, industry, company contacts, and more.
  6. RepliGo Reader: View and annotate PDF documents — like your resume — as you think of new ideas, and then update it when you get home. Syncs with Gmail, Evernote and other apps.
  7. Job Interview Prep: Review flash cards with this app to master common interview questions. Offers up suggestions, too.
  8. RealTweets Job Networking: Twitter powers this app to help you network and find out about new job opportunities.
  9. Astrid: This popular app makes it super easy to add tasks and notes, and organize them according to your preferences. Reminders and alerts keep you on task.
  10. Compass: Use this app when you're running around different cities or neighborhoods on interviews, so that you don't get lost.
  11. ConnectIn: With this app, you can sync your LinkedIn contacts and status updates with your Android address book.
  12. Quick Contact: Use this app to quickly add contacts at chance meetings or networking events.
  13. Google Voice: This app syncs voicemail, transcripts and SMS so that you never miss an important message or call back.
  14. Job Interview Questions: Use this app to organize questions you want to ask during your interview.
  15. Resume Tips: This free app offers tips for making your resume error-free and eye-catching.
  16. Mobile Career Companion: Get constant inspiration from this app, which spews out career tips, motivational quotes and more.
  17. GOALS ToDo Full: Besides working as a to-do list, this app gives you space to organize goals by adding action items, "waiting for" notes and more.
  18. CB Jobs: CareerBuilder's app lets you apply for jobs from your Android, find jobs based on your location, and sync with your regular CareerBuilder account.
  19. Alarms: Use this app so that you won't sleep in on important interview days.
  20. Business Motivation Quotes: Get inspirational quotes about succeeding in business when you're feeling discouraged.

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