May 13, 2011

JobGizmo – Get Organized & Get Hired

Say goodbye to file folders, manila envelopes, and expensive resume paper. If you’re looking for a job in 2011, all you need to keep resumes, applications, and interview schedules organized is a mobile phone and a computer. JobGizmo is a web-app that any person can use to stay organized during a lengthy job search. People who use the browser-based application can save job details, prepare for interviews, and submit applications or resumes without having to print out a single page.

JobGizmo is composed of three parts: a web-application, a mobile application, and a browser-based widget. When combined, these tools provide every feature you could need when hunting for a new full time gig. Scroll through job listings online and click on the JobGizmo widget when you find a particular listing that sounds interesting. JobGizmo will fill in the job title, the link, and any extra details like the job description or contact person automatically. Then, whenever you have time to start filling out applications and submitting resumes, all you have to do is log in to your JobGizmo account and view all the listings you’ve saved. Add notes to reflect the latest developments with each application you’ve submitted, and save multiple versions of your resume to send customized versions to each potential employer.

When you download the mobile iPhone application, you can manage all the job search details you’ve saved online from any location worldwide. Scroll through your list of contacts to find the name of the interviewer who you spoke with last week, or click on the “Search” tab to look for job openings listed on When you use JobGizmo to its full potential and keep each of your contacts up to date in the system, you can increase your chances of having a successful interview and getting hired for a well-paying gig.

Practical Uses:

  • Save job listings and apply for the positions when you have free time
  • Get directions to the office of a company you’re interviewing at
  • Keep track of the names of all the people you meet at a particular company
  • Store multiple versions of your resume online

Insider Tips:

  • Contacts added online will sync to users’ iPhone
  • iPhone users can search JobGizmo’s job listings, which are powered by
  • All notes fall into the “Job” or “Contact” category
  • JobGizmo offers an API for developers

What we liked:

  • The browser widget automatically saves job details without the user having to type them in
  • People who arrive at an interview on time and organized are more likely to get the gig
  • Users can refer back to notes they’ve saved about particular job openings
  • The iPhone mapping feature makes it possible to get driving directions on the fly

What we didn’t like:

  • The mobile application has only been developed for iPhones, so people with other mobile devices can’t get access to as many JobGizmo features


Company Info:

  • Launched: April 2011
  • Privately Held
  • Headquarters: Washington, DC
  • Founded by: Avery Smith
  • Web site:


  • Free 14-day trial
  • $24.95 for 3 months of unlimited access


  1. I like that I can save on my printer ink when I use this web app. Having to keep track on multiple resumes and job interviews can be hard, and thankfully there is this app to help with the task. This app might even force me to get organized with my own documents, a plus when it comes to interviews.

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