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Work Hard, Play Hard: Apps to Help Find the Balance

Jimmy Dean once said, “I can’t change the direction of the wind, but I can adjust my sails to always reach my destination.”

In order to snag a good job, you have to be prepared for interviews with a solid resume, a game plan, serious communication skills, and knowledge about your strengths and weaknesses. It can be difficult to put yourself out there while looking for a new job. Finding and keeping a good job isn’t always easy, and NYMM is always happy to help. Here are three apps that might be able to help you prepare for an interview or even help you in your current job.

Thinking Talents Quiz:

This app is great for young professionals who might need help assessing their strengths in the workplace. Thinking Talents Quiz is also the perfect tool to use to prepare for those tough questions that might be asked during an interview like, “What are your strengths and weaknesses? Or “Tell us a time you failed.”

According to the app’s description, “This self-assessment tool provides the insight and talking points you need to answer this and sell yourself in an authentic way. Once you’ve uncovered your Thinking Talents, they show you how your talents come together to make you uniquely you. We will tell you areas where you will succeed and what you need to work on (aka your strengths and weaknesses). You’ll see how your combined Thinking Talents can be used to your advantage, and what challenges you may need to consider in your work.” The app also allows your to invite your friends and colleagues so you can compare and contrast your strengths and weaknesses.
The Thinking Talents Quiz app is available for download on 
iOS devices.

RadResume:

Everyone needs a solid resume in their back pocket, and RadResume is here to help you create an effective, professional resume and cover letter that will help you stand out. The app is equipped with 13 different templates and allows you to edit or add details and sections.


According to their website, “Employers are overwhelmed with hundreds of resumes for every position. On average, they’ll receive 250 plus resumes for any posted job and spend five to ten seconds looking at each one. The decision process is increasingly dependent on the design and formatting of your resume. Plain or poorly formatted resumes and cover letters are winding up in the discard pile. So how can you avoid having your resume be thrown into that pile where 80 to 90 percent of all resumes go?”

Make yourself stand out to possible employers. RadResume will make sure your resume is never thrown out.

The app is free and available on iOS devices.

Doodle:

Doodle might not be an app that can help you land a big job, but it will help you to stay organized while at work. You can use the app to choose the best time for an event, set up an event, or invite participants to an event. The app will also work with your calendar to catch any conflicts you might have with events you are trying to schedule.

According to the app’s description, “Doodle is ideal for planning your next party with friends, outdoor adventures, a business meeting, reunions, BBQs, book clubs, play dates, rehearsals, you name it. Stop the email ping-pong or WhatsApp waterfalls and experience the power of social scheduling for free. It’s so simple to use, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.”

Doodle is free and available for download on iOS and Android devices.

Featured Image by Ash Kyd on Flickr

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