May 9 2017

Apps for the College Grad

Graduating college is an exciting step. As exciting as it is, however, it also tends to leave graduates feeling incredibly anxious about the future and what to do next. For all those facing this predicament and wondering about the future, there are plenty of tools out there to make this transition a bit easier. Check out the following free applications for some help with the future.

Jobs and Networking
LinkedInThese days, success isn’t just about what you know, but who you know. Research shows that 85 percent of all jobs are acquired through networking. One of the best places to network with people is LinkedIn. You can join groups, talk with various professionals, and learn tons of valuable information about various industries. LinkedIn also offers a great job search app (also free) to easily find and apply to jobs with the click of a button.

Do you ever wish networking was as easy as finding a date? Well, now the search is just a tad easier. LinkedIn and Tinder seemed to have given birth to this app, as after you sign in with your LinkedIn account, you navigate the app by swiping left or right to various professionals. There are various chat rooms on the app in regards to different needs, such as hiring and fundraising.

Still not sure of what career is the perfect one for you? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Luckily, there is a great app ready to help you figure it out. This app offers numerous quizzes to help you navigate what skills are your best assets and what features in a job will help you become the most successful.

Getting the Essentials
Finding an apartment is difficult, especially when you’re within a tight budget. Zillow lets you select the perfect area you want to live in, set the specifications and amenities you’re looking for, and connect with leasing agents and rental agencies.

Buying a car is a huge commitment. Not only do you have to save a nice chunk of money, but you also have to make sure the car you’re choosing is safe, reliable, and has all the qualities you’re looking for and need. This app aims to take the stress out of this search and connects you to dealerships and car owners to get the best bang for your buck.

If you’re moving somewhere new, it can be difficult figuring out all the greatest places to go. This apps shows the hottest spots to grab some grub, meet up with some people for a drink, and visit all the fun sites in town. No matter what you’re looking for or what you enjoy, Localeur lets you save the best places for you.

Do you have trouble figuring out your budget? Mint is there to help. The app connects to your bank account, credit cards, loans and more to help ensure you don’t go into debt. It also customizes tips to help you with all of your financial needs.

Money can get complicated when dealing with roommates. Splitwise lets the whole house easily see who owes what and when. Everyone can see the balances, track spending, and set up remainders so that all the bills are always paid on time.

Most jobs these days pay their employees via direct deposit, and unless the bank you use is on your way home from work, withdrawing cash costs additional money and can be a bit of a pain. Instead of spending money just to get your money and carrying around a bunch of cash, download Venmo to easily pay for the things you want and need. You can pay bills and easily pay back your friends or request they pay you back for nights out. Some vendors accept is a payment method, too.

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