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The Top 6 Apps for Recruiters

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According to a Jobvite study, 43% of applicants have used a mobile device to search for a new job.

With smartphones and tablets far outstripping the number of PCs shipped every year, it’s no surprise more and more job candidates are turning to mobile to seek out new opportunities.

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If you’re a recruiter that means not only do you need to be ahead of the pack with your mobile recruiting functionality, but also that you need to use mobile yourself to source, contact, and hire candidates.  They expect you to be where they are, to be reachable even if working remotely, and to be savvy enough in the mobile space to understand their job needs.

That’s why below you’ll find a list of the top six apps for recruiters, many compatible with both Android and iOS mobile devices.

These apps are all built explicitly for recruiters, and all are standalone (i.e. do not require you to be using their ATS or recruiting software to work).

LinkedIn Recruiter: iOS and Android


If you’re a recruiter, having this app is a requirement.  Not only is LinkedIn the primary place to find talent online, its search and sourcing functionalities are second-to-none.

This free app allows you to search and review profiles, manage your job postings, and save and add notes to candidate profiles.  Some users have, however, reported bugs like an inability to scroll.

Monster for Employers: iOS and Android

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If LinkedIn is the #1 online resource for recruiters, is easily #2.  Use their free app to not only post new jobs, but shortlist applicants, search resumes, contact candidates, share jobs and a whole lot more.  If you use this popular job board to hire, this app is a must-have.

Recruiting News Feeds: iOS and Android


This free app from CareerCloud provides a ready-made feed of HR, recruiting, and talent management news sources.  Sharing and podcast functionality add to the excellent features (though reviews indicate these may be glitchy on the Android version).

TheLadders Recruiter: iOS


Though this free app lacks an Android version, for iPhones and iPads it’s a great way to find, contact, and review applicants and applications.  You will need to set up a free TheLadders account to access the database, but you are able to make unlimited searches, contact, and recruit candidates for free.

Talent Xray: iOS and Android

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For $2.99 this app, custom-built as a sourcing tool for recruiters, helps you tap into social networks to find candidates on-the-go.  The ability to save and share searches, and to search social networks like Google+ and LinkedIn by job title and location make this a useful addition to the traveling recruiter’s toolbox.

TalentMgt: iOS and Android


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Other apps?

I intentionally did not include vendor apps that require the purchase of a related ATS or recruiting software to work, but there are many great ones out there (SmartRecruiters, and BambooHR spring to mind as having particularly elegant mobile apps) that are absolutely worth checking out.

Are there other awesome recruiting apps I missed here?  Add them in the comments!

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JP Medved

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J.P. currently works as a Content Editor at Capterra, a privately held technology and online media company focused on bringing together buyers and sellers of business software. He is a graduate of Georgetown University where he founded The Georgetown Federalist. Follow him on Twitter at @rizzleJPizzle.


Thanks for the info JP, it’s quite helpful.

Great list, JP. Another app that can be added to the list is Rakuna Recruit:

This app is more for campus recruiters or recruiters who would likely to travel to various career fairs and events for candidate sourcing. With this app on hand, recruiters can capture and qualify candidates instantly anytime, removing all manual data entry and middle work, and reducing chances of losing a candidate lead.

This post provides you lots of pointers on the art of recruiting and focus on to mobile to seek out new opportunities. The Mobile Recruiting Apps shows the modern technology, data, and tools that help every recruiter to save time and money. Such a unique approach that you bring to it.

Thanks for the list JP. I came across this interview app at Something to add to the list :).

It’s very, very difficult to keep up with the pace if you don’t have robust, reliable recruitment software that streamlines your workflow. We are using SutiHR a robust HCM software with powerful features to manage the complete HR cycle from recruitment to separation.

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