Using Apps That Make Interviewing for a Social Media Job Easier

By Brooks Briz, David Rose

Part of Getting a Social Media Job For Dummies Cheat Sheet

Great job candidates prepare. When you’re looking for a social media job, you search online for positions, research potential employers, and practice your interview skills. Add apps to your tablet or smart phone and be even more prepared.

If you’re looking for a job, consider these apps to help you prepare for interviews:

  • Don’t be late for your interview. Beat the Traffic provides live traffic maps, with traffic speeds and incidents on major routes for more than 100 cities. Live traffic cameras are accessible in over 30 cities.

  • You can customize your cover letter or résumé on the fly. Documents to Go Premium is a Microsoft Office suite that lets you open and edit Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files.

  • Of course you’re networking — you’re looking for a job! iPhone will make every call, one by one, for you. iDialUDrive creates a list of all the people you want to talk to that day.

  • To learn more about the people you’re meeting — and you should — check out their professional profiles. LinkedIn provides instant access to your professional network. You can add new contacts on the spot or keep other people in the loop by adding your own status updates.

  • You’re putting together a portfolio and updating your résumé and networking with everyone you know and so of course you need a to-do list. MyTasks sorts your tasks into projects. The projects themselves can have projects within them. Store voice notes and text notes in your tasks to organize your progress.

  • You were supposed to meet for a lunch interview, but you forgot to bring the address? No problem! Poynt lets you find people, businesses, movie theatres, retailers, and restaurants near you. It uses GPS or cell-site locations to pinpoint and quickly deliver information.

  • Do you need to take an umbrella to that interview? The Weather Channel provides a free, custom mobile website for your phone.