From creating a professional network to finding your niche skills, here we’ve shared some of the best apps and websites out there to help you grow your career in the right direction.
The networking experience on Meetup.com doesn’t necessarily happen online – but it’s a brilliant app for finding groups of people who share your interests. You can find groups across a huge range of industries and professions, and if you can’t find one for you, you can start your own.
It’s a great space for brand building too – if you become a regular face at industry meetups, start your own group and volunteer to talk at events, you can become an authority figure in your industry and increase your network.
Glassdoor.com lets you compare salaries for different roles at thousands of companies. The data is crowdsourced from over 45 million employees worldwide who have anonymously submitted their salary, or rated and reviewed the company they work for, so there is lots of interesting information for job seekers on there too.
Cloze cleverly collects information about correspondence with contacts from your other apps and keeps it all in one place – this can include contact information, email conversations, shared documents and phone calls – so you can quickly find it when you need to. Heading into a meeting? Cloze tells you exactly where you left off — with the context from Evernote, email, calls, social, documents and past meetings for every attendee. It also prompts you to follow-up, so you never miss an opportunity.
Good&Co takes you on a journey of self-discovery with a series of online quizzes that assess your personal strengths and unique skills, then presents you with companies and roles that align with you. Think of it like matchmaking for jobseekers.
Bumblebizz is a ‘mode’ of the Bumble app which lets you network and find mentors. You can create a digital CV with your experience, skills, education and the kind of opportunities you’re looking for, plus examples of your work if you’d like. The Bumblebizz mode shares the original app’s ‘female first’ approach – women must make the first move when it comes to requesting connections and making contacts, which aims to encourage positive behaviour and empower female users. The app also focusses on finding connections in your area, so you can create a more local business network.