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Update 1/31/17: Mobile hiring apps are more popular than ever. It only makes sense that we keep up with the times by finding three new apps for recruiters. If you want to see your favorite mobile recruiting app in the next update, make sure to include it in the comments.

According to a Jobvite study, 43% of applicants have used a mobile device to search for a new job. And more than half of Millennials use a smartphone in their job search. 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.

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 recruitment 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


You can read the pre-eminent talent management publication for free using this free app.  Get access to the current issue, as well as up to three months of back-issues, save, share and bookmark articles, and search for articles by title and keyword.

InstaJob: iOS and Android

InstaJob is from the Instagram-era of apps, driving a focus on short attention spans and the power of images to grab attention. So how do you advertise a job in images? Show your office building, your smiling employees, and your cool desk spaces, with short bites of texts to move interested applicants over to your company’s website.

Workable: iOS and Android

Crazy popular (just look at those reviews!) Workable is a recruiting app that ties into a larger ATS, though can be used as a stand-alone. Post to 15 major job boards and use the in-app scorecard to keep track of your applicants’ pros and cons.

Review it here!

Rakuna: iOS

Rakuna bills itself as THE app for hiring millennials. And it’s true that mobile access, a clean interface, and plenty of images are all appealing to the young hire set. Rakuna has all of those, plus an easy visual system for you, including star-based candidate ranking.

Review it here!

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!

Looking for Recruiting software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Recruiting software solutions.

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Halden Ingwersen

Halden Ingwersen writes about HR and eLearning at Capterra. She’s a graduate of Agnes Scott College and a TEDx presenter. You can follow her on Twitter @CapterraHalden, just don’t get her started about her zombie survival plan.


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.

Thanks for the list JP. I came across this interview app at Something to add to the list :). lets recruiters create a fully searchable database of resumes and social media profiles. This “mobile first” web-based software application is designed to run on any smart phone, tablet or desktop. Staying organised while scanning, and assessing hundreds or thousands of resumes is simple and efficient. Resumes are scored and ranked based on your search criteria. The most suitable candidates are at the top of the list so you don’t have to search through the whole pile. The built-in contact manager makes all your notes, assessments and appointments with candidates instantly available anywhere.

ResumeCruncher is fast, easy and affordable. Created with the latest and best technology and securely hosted in the cloud.

Recruitee makes it easier to build an employer brand and promote your job openings. Their software is integrated with free job boards and social media. With one click, your job openings get posted to all sites at once. Furthermore it is made easy to create candidate profiles and share this with your teammembers! See more at:

Another best recruitment mobile app is QuikHiring. It comes with nice features and equally
helpful for recruiters and job seekers. It’s a 5th generation job search engine.
Get more details here is the #1 ranked hiring app on both android and IOS in UK and Spain. It’s focused more on hospitality and retail but aims to find staff within 24 hours.

Thanks Halden for updating such a great list! We’ve been keeping an eye on this for a while, taking inspiration to build our own mobile apps for recruitment. In fact, our brand new iOS and Android apps were just launched:

It would be our honor to have them added to your list. If you need any info, just let me know 🙂

TriSys Recruitment CRM Software is an excellent solution for recruiters, offering full applicant tracking system with iOS and Android apps, highly recommended.

MDLWare Web and Mobile Solutions Inc. also develope a great and affordable web and mobile applications that will help your business on top.

Check our website at

Nspire Recruitment is a leading provider in the information technology recruitment industry since our foundation in 2007. We are an ICT recruitment organization that delivers exceptional recruitment services in information technology solutions to leading and high profile companies throughout Australia. Visit to know more.

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