Data plans can be expensive, especially when you’re out of a job; but with the right tools, you can turn your smartphone from a liability to an asset in your job search. Here are a few of the best networking, job-search, and organizational apps for Android and iPhone.
1. LunchMeet (iOS)
This app is a brilliant extension of LinkedIn’s networking service, allowing you to set up lunch appointments with professionals in your area and industry. Sign in to LunchMeet using your LinkedIn profile, and tell the app when your schedule is free. LunchMeet will then find local professionals who are also free at that time, and provide contact information so you can set up a meeting. The app also displays restaurants, coffee shops, and other locations that would be good for a face-to-face meeting. This app alone might be enough to get your foot in the door; but even if you’re not looking for work, it’s a great tool for establishing connections in your industry. (Cost: free) [Read more…]