5 essential job search apps

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If you’re looking for a new job, these five apps for iOS and Android users are some of the best.

Looking for a new job used to involve buying a newspaper, cold-calling businesses, or simply taking a walk downtown to seek “now hiring” signs, but not anymore–finding a job is all about knowing the right digital tools. There are a lot of apps for job hunters, but not all are created equal. These job search apps stand out as some of the best and most unique tools to help you find the new position you’re looking for.

Good&Co



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Good&Co “quizzifies” searching for a job, kind of like how OK Cupid does the same for dating. You can take personality tests to get matched with corporate cultures at different companies, get an idea of what career is right for you, learn more about your work style, and then use that info to find a job that’s (hopefully) a good fit.

Good&Co is available for iOS and Android.


Good&Co

Monster Job Search



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Formerly known as Jobr until Monster bought it out, the Monster Job Search app is the Tinder of finding a job. Build a profile, get suggestions, and swipe left (to pass) or right (to apply) to find the job of your dreams.

Monster Job Search is available for iOS and Android.


Monster Job Search

Snagajob



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If you’re looking for hourly work to keep you going until you land something salaried, Snagajob is the app you’re looking for. It’s designed to be quick and simple, allowing you to upload basic personal details, link social media accounts, and fill out other categories to narrow your search. Snagajob also has a one-click application process, so applying for jobs is a snap, too.

 Snagajob is available on iOS and Android.


Snagajob

Glassdoor Job Search



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Glassdoor’s mobile app is unique for the same reasons its site is: You can see feedback from employees, get detailed metrics about the type of job you’re applying for, and see what kind of income potential someone with your skills and training has now, and over time.

Glassdoor Job Search is available on iOS and Android.


Glassdoor Job Search

JobAware



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JobAware is unique because it compiles jobs from Indeed, Jobs2Careers, and ZipRecruiter, as well as having virtual files where users can store prospects based on preference or step in the application process, and a built-in calendar for tracking interviews, application dates, and the like. 

JobAware is available for iOS and Android


JobAware

How to search the current folder on your Mac instead of This Mac with Finder

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Search your Mac more efficiently by changing the default search range for macOS Finder from This Mac to the current folder.

When you search for a file on a Mac using Spotlight, Finder, or another window with a search field, the default search range is This Mac. Using the This Mac option means the search is performed on the internal hard drive and all connected drives, such as external hard drives, USB thumb drives, and even network-connected drives.

While handy if you’re searching for a fairly unique text string and have no idea where the file could be, the results from such a broad search can be overwhelming or difficult to sort through, especially when searching for a common term or a string of characters used in a system file. Luckily, you can easily change the default search location for Apple macOS Finder.

How to search the current folder or drive with macOS Finder

If you know the file’s general location, such as the drive on which it’s stored or the folder where it’s located, searching just that location can dramatically narrow the results and help you find the file more quickly. To change the default search location:

  1. Open Finder Preferences (Figure A).
  2. Select Advanced (Figure B).
  3. Under When Performing A Search select Search The Current Folder.

  4. Close the Finder Preferences window.

Figure A

You can open Finder Preferences by clicking anywhere on the desktop and then clicking Finder on the menu bar.

Figure B

Click Advanced on the Finder Preferences windows to change the default search location.

Instead of searching everywhere on your Mac for a file, Finder or other windows with the search field will search the current folder (Figure C).

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How to narrow macOS Finder search results

If you need to further refine your the search results in a Finder window, you can use also the following tricks:

  • Add criteria to your search, such as Kind, Last Opened Date, and Name, on the search result Finder window (Figure D).

Figure D

Using additional criteria to narrow macOS Finder search results.

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  • Include keywords in the original search string (example: macOS tips kind:document) (Figure E).

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Using keywords to narrow macOS Finder search results.

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  • Use a Boolean operator as part of your query such as AND, OR, and NOT or a minus sign (-) for AND NOT (example: macOS tips kind:document OR kind:image) (Figure F).

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Using Boolean operators to narrow macOS Finder search results.

Get the latest on Apple, macOS, and more helpful Mac and iPhone tips and tricks

Apple announced macOS Big Sur at its 2020 all-virtual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). With Big Sur, Apple is shifting from the OS X/macOS 10.x codebase to a new 11.0 codebase and introducing a host of new functionality. TechRepublic’s macOS Big Sur: A cheat sheet PDF download will give you “everything you need to know, including features, requirements, and where to get the newest release in the macOS line.”

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