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Move over LinkedIn, BranchOut might be replacing you. A job seeker friend of mine just sent me a link to this Facebook App called BranchOut, which may very well score you a job by using your immense social network to your favor.
As most of you know, networking is key to scoring a job, rather than sending in resumes and applying for jobs online. Even if you found the job listing online, it helps to have a friend who works at the company to drop your resume with HR. BranchOut will help you tap into your Facebook friends and check to see if anyone you know happens to work at the place you hope to have a job.
So you know that prolific Facebook list you've been building? Well, you now have a practical excuse for growing it — because you want to find a job. "People who aren't close may not help each other, but warm connections will. Everyone knows where their best friends works, but someone like a roommate from college who is at a different job since you last spoke is a warm connection that will definitely help if asked," BranchOut's spokesperson, Kai Fortney tells SavvySugar. "Friends want to help their friends succeed, and BranchOut wants to foster these connections."
Today one of my favorite magazines, Food & Wine, launched its first-ever iPad app. The glossy's editor in chief, Dana Cowin, who was in the Bay Area earlier this week for the American Wine Awards, took some time out of her busy schedule to chat with me. For the app, Food & Wine reimagined 95 percent of the magazine's content. It plans on releasing six issues per year, starting with today's debut app, the wine issue. Right now iPad owners can download the wine issue for free; future issues will be about $3.99 each and cover the following special themes: holiday, healthy foods, travel, and chefs.
The App Store from Apple is a great place for finding and purchasing apps . . . if you have an iPhone. If you have any other phone, it's tricky to find a one-stop shop for all of the apps and downloads you want. Until now! GetJar is a cross-platform app store that contains more than 500,000 applications available to download. Browse through apps on the site in categories like "entertainment" and "productivity," or view the store's recommended apps.
The first time you visit the site, be sure to specify what kind of phone you have (the site services over 2,000 devices in 200 countries), and you'll only be shown applications and search results available for you to download on your device.
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