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Job Buddy

Job Finding and Support

Published 06/21/2012 and rated Ratingstars4 4 out of 5 stars
by Jess Meli
What can you use the app for?

Job Buddy is an application that helps people find jobs. It uses live multimedia messaging and web-2-marketing processes to help job seekers find the jobs of their dreams. People who already have existing jobs but are seeking better opportunities can also use the Job Buddy application. There are a variety of features available including job advice, a career counselling directory, goal tracking and achievement measurements, document management, bookmarking of opportunities, tips and tricks on how to acquire the job users have been looking for and expert advice from those who know how to get jobs.

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What is the history and popularity of the app?

Job Buddy was created by John O'Brien who shared his Job Buddy idea with a friend and solicited feedback. Also listed as a founder is Rebecca O'Brien. This is how the idea was saved and went to become the application it is today. Learning how to program and going through a number of other challenges was all worth it in the end when Job Buddy was launched. In July 2011, version 2.0 of the applications as released.

What are the differences to other apps?

Job Buddy provides a support system for those who are seeking jobs. The less impressive version 1.0 of the application has given way to a more robust version that helps users get the job they are targeting. Users can also connect with career coaches and other experts. Hence, there is some reliance on others to help provide the support.

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How does the web app look and feel to use?

The application provides a clean-looking interface that is easy to use and navigate. There are clear explanations and summaries of what the application does and how it can assist users in finding jobs.

How does the registration process work?

To register for the Job Buddy application, users connect through existing Google accounts. To log in, an interface to a Google account sign in is provided. However, Google clearly states that it is not affiliated with any of the contents provided by the Job Buddy application and Google will share email addresses with Job Buddy but will not share any personal information including passwords.

What does it cost to use the application?

It is completely free to use the Job Buddy application. There are no charges or fees. There are connections provided to experts and counsellors who may be charging their own fees. However, these fees are not affiliated with the Job Buddy system.

Who would you recommend the application to?

Those who are seeking jobs or are thinking about getting a new job can use Job Buddy to get support and find that great job they have been seeking to get. Those who want john advice can use the Job Buddy application to read through various articles and forums that are designed to help users do their best at interviews, dress appropriately and succeed when seeking jobs.

  • Users are able to track job opportunities
  • Goals can be set and goal tracking is available
  • Documents can be managed through the application
  • Users can get advice and tips related to getting a job
  • There are bookmarks and career counselling directories too

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