When we’re looking for a new job, we’re lucky enough to have the Internet by our side, along with a host of apps and sites. You’ve got Monster, LinkedIn, Craigslist, and even Twitter. But something about searching those sites seems stale and unproductive.
The iOS app Authentic Jobs, created by André and Rui Gonçalves, sets out to display the latest jobs available for creative types, especially web developers and designers. The app is beautiful and doesn’t make finding a new job a complete hassle. If you’re a company looking to hire a creative talent, simply visit the Authentic Jobs website and pay anywhere from $99 to $249 for your listing, depending on the type.
Whether you’re looking for a full-time job or a contract gig, Authentic Jobs has you covered.
You can use the Authentic Jobs website to look for jobs as well, but it’s not as useful as being able to do so from your iDevice. The mobile experience is where it’s at.
This app is a Monster
In a welcomed trend, Authentic Jobs doesn’t ask you to sign up or enter any personal information to get started. You’re shown the latest available jobs immediately, and can start your hunt for the position of your dreams straight away.
On the top bar, simply choose which type of position you’re looking for. You can choose to search for full-time, contract, freelance, or internship opportunities.
Authentic Jobs does a wonderful job taking all of the meta data about the available positions and categorizing them in a way that makes browsing a joy. You can search for jobs by company name, or by location. The app will even grab your current geolocation and display available jobs that are around you.
The fact that companies are paying Authentic Jobs directly for listings means that the job leads are high quality, which is hard to find on sites like Craigslist. Often times, you’ll find a position that was filled months ago. The only part about the service that I feel needs some tweaking is the application process. Well, currently there isn’t one. If you tap “apply”, you’re sent right to an email, which is difficult to manage on a mobile device, especially if you want to attach your resume.
I would highly suggest that Authentic Jobs creates its own resume management system to make applying for jobs a one tap function. Even though it’s nice not having to sign up for anything, you want to make a great first impression, and typing out an email on your iPhone isn’t always the easiest thing to do.