When you build a web app, solution, widget, or else.
You have two ways to go.
On the road winding down.
You say to yourself:
“I don’t care about competition.”
On the high road.
You think to yourself.
Feck it, I actually do care about the competition.
But I truly digress.
As you probably never cared about apps yet to be built.
What are these apps?
There are a few distinct types of job search app ever built.
I first wanted to categorize by “healthy” (50%) and “dead” (50%).
But that seemed oversimplified. So, I’ll list the healthy apps by these categories: Preparation, Hunt, and Close
With the categories alphabetically sorted.
Links leading to app landing pages, through bitly (shortening) as I couldn’t resist to see which ones you’d like to see for yourself. If you have an issue with bitly or your privacy then simply open a new tab and search for the apps’ name in duckduckgo.com.
Estherbot (R.I.P.) – You needed to drill down into code to make it work.
Skillroads – “instantly create a resume, cover letter” with help of algorithm.
Most of the apps do offer a profile function.
Yet, I’m reluctant to classify them as delivering enough value in this critical phase of the job search process.
Applydog – A direct job search engine.
Colibro – A job search engine for freelancers. Seems to be no longer active (last job Fall 2019.)
Huntr – Essentially a kanban dashboard.
Job Aware – An iPhone app that utilizes tech to help you find the perfect job.
Job bot (R.I.P.) – provided location + keyword based jobsearch with indeed API delivered in Facebook messenger. (Yeah, it had really the same “logo” as Estherbot.)
Job Buddy (R.I.P.) – Was a Chrome extension to track job offers you found on the web.
Job Hero – Optimize and organize your job search on one dashboard.
Job Pal – Chat and apply directly for jobs from within Messenger.
Jobwell – a visual “job CRM” to help you be more organized and effective.
Joustlist – Organize your job search by tracking all your prospects.
Looking2Work (R.I.P.) – You could let companies look for you rather than you looking for them.
MeetFrank – Job search for startup jobs mostly in Europe.
Merlinjobs – Apply to tons of jobs with a tap, and chat with employers. Mostly HORECA and retail.
Skillroads – Explore job offers from Top-500 companies.
ValuesFit – Job hunting made easy with a Kanban board. Chrome extension.
Despite the pompous title I trust this is still short.
Do expect updates down the road.
Still lost? Here’s the conceptual, framework for a job search project.
Else just let me know where did I go wrong here or did I forget anything.
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Originally conjured this up as a part of a series where I’ll dissect each phase and each channel to find where the breaks, friction points are, while I build the tool to help soothe and oil the whole process.