Working as an IT recruiter in the staffing industry, we are always working, whether at the office, at home, or in between. As recruiters, we are always accessible, especially with the widespread use smartphones allowing us access to email pretty much anytime, anywhere and clients and candidates expecting fast response times. Apps make our lives easier when we happen to be away from a computer. Back in January, I made the switch to iPhone and went on an app downloading spree. I thought I’d share my favourite ones that I can’t live without as a recruiter. To date I have not purchased any app -every single one was downloaded for free!
If you’re anything like us over here at Stafflink, as a recruiter you are very active on social media outlets such as Twitter, Facebook, and especially LinkedIn. Not only is it very user friendly, in terms of recruiting, it makes it a snap to search for candidates. My favourite part is how easy it is to search through groups. The newly added calendar functionality is also handy. The LinkedIn iPhone app makes contacting candidates on the go quick and easy. Hands down, LinkedIn for the iPhone is one of the most used apps on my iPhone.
CardMunch is an application under the LinkedIn umbrella. It is an app that scans business cards and essentially puts a digital rolodex on your phone. It’s features give you the power to upload all your business cards, and turn them into virtual business cards of all of your contacts. I also like how it allows you to enter additional notes to the contacts.
At Stafflink we like to meet with all of our candidates face-to-face. Unfortunately, sometimes there are occasions where schedules don’t allow for in person meetings. However, we are still able to meet “in person,” virtually. We are huge proponents of using Skype to video conference with candidates here at Stafflink. The Skype for iPhone app is great when you can’t get to your computer and you need to have a meeting with a candidate. It’s very similar to using Face Time with candidates. I think getting to see clients is great. It’s always nice to put a face to a name.
Dropbox is a file hosting service that offers cloud storage. It’s a free service that lets users access and share files across all of their devices and back them up in the cloud. It basically allows you to access your computer files from anywhere, and share them with anyone you want, right from your phone. As a recruiter I can keep resumes in my Dropbox folder and access them from my iPhone.
I hope that you found these top mobile apps for IT recruiters helpful. There are numerous other apps out there that are great for recruiters and can help productivity. The ones I listed are just a few of my favourites. Do you have any that you think should be on my list? Let me know in the comments section below.