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Top apps and digital tools for enhancing your employability

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Check out our list of handy apps and websites that can help you on your way to employment

Searching for new jobs is always a daunting task, whether you know exactly what type of career you’re looking for or not. Check out our list of handy apps and websites that can help you on your way to employment by sharpening up your skills and helping you to find exciting opportunities.

 

Skills On Tap

Skills On Tap is a free digital learning resource primarily for students. It focuses on the topic of employability in a fresh manner with a fun voice, helping you to feel positive about your future in the workplace. Skills On Tap was created by an educator and helps to solve two of the main problems you may experience as a student: not knowing your specific skill set, and being unsure of where you go after you graduate.

Students and university staff can gain free, lifetime access to Skills On Tap simply by registering an account, which can be done here.

LinkedIn

With good old LinkedIn, you can navigate your career with confidence, whether you want to find a new job, keep in touch with your current network, or branch out through new career connections.

One of the best features of LinkedIn is that you can use it like a virtual CV. Update your profile to feature your greatest accomplishments, as well as any current responsibilities or past work experience you may have. Adding a photo can help friends and colleagues to find you quickly and easily, and a clear headline increases your chances of being contacted by a potential employer.

You can also use the app to search and apply for jobs, as well as reach out to connections at companies you’re interested in for referrals and application advice. And don’t forget to follow the company pages of any brands you’d love to work for, such as KCOM.

Download LinkedIn from the App Store and the Play Store for free.

Skillshare

Using Skillshare, you can explore over 25,000 online classes based in exciting creative areas such as calligraphy, photography, graphic design, illustration and tons more.

The app is also a great way of learning how to use popular digital creative tools like Illustrator and Photoshop, plus you can level-up your career with classes in fields such as social media marketing and managing your productivity. These short lessons are specially designed to help you learn at your own pace and in your own time.

Expand your creative skills, go freelance, or discover what you’re most passionate about with thousands of classes that will fuel your creativity and career. Get the Skillshare app on the App Store and the Play Store.

Monster.com Interviews

The Monster.com Interviews app is the ultimate tool to help you through the job interview process, providing advice and coaching at every vital stage. Each section delivers a wealth of advice, useful techniques and innovative tools that really make a difference.

Getting ready for an important interview can be a lot of hard work, and it helps to start early. This app ensures that you’re ready for the experience by offering tips, methodologies, how-to guides and expert instruction on everything from conducting research and planning your outfit, to asking the right questions and requesting feedback after the interview.

Download the Monster.com Interviews app from the App Store.

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