With the job market still being quite competitive, it is important to have a strong CV/Resume and know how to answer interview questions. These apps will give you a head start.
Resume Mobile (opens in new tab) $2.99- This app is designed for both the iPhone and iPad and allows you to include a photo. The app is simple to use, giving you all of the necessary information to load: Basic Info, Profile, Education, Language, Experience, References, Skills and Hobbies. After all of your information is filled in you can pick from different templates to makeg a professional resume. You can prepare your resume as a PDF and send it via Dropbox. If you have a LinkedIn account it works automatically with your account.
Pocket Resume (opens in new tab) $2.99 - For the iPhone and iPad. Create your resume using your LinkedIn profile. What makes this app different is the ability to create a cover letter within the app. Users get prompts useful to preparing both a cover letter and a resume.
Interview Buzz Pro (opens in new tab) $.99 - For the iPhone and iPad. Interview Buzz includes 300+ questions to prepare users for any type of interview. There is an entire section dedicated to the dos and don’ts, from Interviewer Details to Organization Background. Here is a great way to role-play in class with your students. Use iMovie (opens in new tab) $4.99 to critique a mock interview.
SimuGator Interview App (opens in new tab) Free- For the iPhone and iPad. So now you got the call for an interview, what do you do? Have you prepared? This app offers a real person facing you, asking you 1 of 50 interview questions. When you answer the questions you flip the camera around to record yourself. As a teacher you can have students answer a question and show how students answered their question and critique their answers.
Linkedin (opens in new tab) FREE- If you have not created a Linkedin account, this is a must for all college graduates. Make connections with professionals in your field and keep your professional information current.
Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South.