Searching for a new job is never an easy process. It’s nearly impossible to find a job that has everything you need – the right field, seniority level, location, salary, advancement opportunities and so on.
One of the things I’ve always struggled with in job searching is that, unless I know someone working at the company, it’s really hard to get a feel for the true company culture. And as culture can have a significant impact on the potential job, it’s an important thing to know about!
One great way to learn more about what working for a company is like is by using Glassdoor.com, or their mobile app. It’s a great all-in-one job searching tool!
The app has an easy to use layout, which includes job postings, company profiles and salary ranges.
1. Job Postings – This part of the app is fairly similar to any job board site/app. You can search for jobs by title, keyword, location, etc. You can save your searches so notifications will come up when there are new postings that fit the criteria for that search.
2. Company Search – With this function, you can search for a specific company or, as shown above, for companies in a certain area. On each company’s page, depending on their relative size, you can find reviews by current and former employees, office photos, job postings, and interview overviews. This is a great way to get a firsthand look at what the company is like, as the reviews are pretty honest and straightforward. I’ve learned a lot about companies I thought I would love to work for by reading these reviews!
3. Salary Ranges – Now that I’m in full-time career mode, rather than just internships, I’ve found that many job applications require you to include a desired salary range. This stresses me out, because you don’t want to prevent yourself from getting a good salary but you also don’t want to price yourself out of the competition. Using the salary function of Glassdoor’s app, you can search salaries for specific companies or for a job title in your geographical area. Such a valuable tool!
Overall, I’m impressed with the Glassdoor app. It’s easy to use and can be used even without signing up for a (free) account. It goes above and beyond other job search apps that I’ve used!
What do you think of the Glassdoor app? Do you have other job apps you prefer