Job Search Tools – JobCompass vs. CareerBuilder 1 Comment


Looking for a new job? JobCompass, a newer iPhone application wants to help! It will cost you $3.99, if you didn’t get a 99 cent copy before Christmas. It’s worth the money, even compared to a free iPhone or iPod touch app from CareerBuilder.

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If you are considering a job search app, I would recommend reading the reviews for both JobCompass and CareerBuilder, they say it all.  You’ll quickly notice on your own which one to go with.

After conducting 3 test searches using both apps on my iPhone, here are some additional observations to consider:

  • JobCompass has the best design by far.  It is fast, and easy to use, and has better user ratings on iTunes.
  • I received 2 error messages while using the CareerBuilder app – something I noticed was common when reading the reviews as well.  I did not experience this once with JobCompass.
  • If you are looking for a job, it would be in your best interest to use a tool that pulls in the most listings that meet your criteria.  This is the case with JobCompass as it pulls in listings real-time from Indeed.com, which just won “best job search site“.
  • CareerBuilder is pulling in listings from their site – which is limited in comparison to indeed.com.  In addition, you are not able to leverage your CareerBuilder profile, which limits the functionality even more.
  • In addition to searching millions of listings real-time, the JobCompass app pulls in listings and plots them on a map relative to your current location.

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Future releases for JobCompass will include international expansion, additional searching capabilities, and more listings from other sites.  The goal is to have the most extensive job listing system on a mobile device.

While conducting a quick search using a mobile device with the current capabilities won’t replace a job seekers needs to research companies, try to find referrals, or quicly and conveniently apply on-line, JobCompass is by far the leader today.

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  • Posted on: Saturday, January 3rd, 2009
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    1. Titus says:

      Some more good news about JobCompass, it is presently FREE for a limited time!
      Thanks for the post!
      Titus
      JobCompass.net

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