A 7-step plan for finding a new job using just your smartphone

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Smartphones are becoming more and more central to our business lives (for better or worse).

That might mean an overbearing boss could have easier access to you when you’re away from the office, but it also means there are lots of great apps to help you find a new job if you’re unhappy at your current gig.

Apple recently put together a list of apps it recommends for job-seekers in the App Store. We went through the list and created a mobile-first gameplan for landing your dream job.

Let’s get started:

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Even if you’re not actively on the market for a new job, you can still browse on your downtime using Jobr’s Tinder-like interface.

One of the benefits to Tinder is that its “swipe right or left” interface makes it easy to fit into the few minutes you have waiting in line for coffee, or in a cab. Jobr tries to bring that same convenience to job hunting, letting you "swipe right" on jobs you might be interested in.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

When you meet new contacts, you store their paper business cards on your phone with Business Card Reader Pro.

When you are on the prowl for a new job, you collect a lot of business cards. Business Card Reader Pro lets you import the contact information straight from those cards to your iPhone contacts without having to enter it manually. The app also has Salesforce integration (as an in-app purchase).

Price: $6.99 (iOS)

You can also create a slick digital business card for yourself, and share it with all the people you network with, using Haystack.

Haystack has some of the features of Business Card Reader Pro, but it’s more focused on creating the “next generation” of business cards. You can design your own digital business cards to swap with people, and you can import the old-fashioned paper business cards people give you.

Price: Free (iOS, Android)

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