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There is an app for virtually everything imaginable these days! We may utilize them for playing games, booking travel, losing weight, keeping up with account balances and/or communicating with friends and family, and sometimes all at the same time.

With so much time spent on our smart phones and tablets, it may behoove many of us to also utilize the numerous available apps to assist in career advancement and goals.

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From goal setting, networking, job searches and also assisting with job interviewing, there are so many available applications and portals that are just a scroll and thumb click away from connecting us to more great moments in our career’s history.

Here are 8 Apps to get to know:

For Goals:

1. Way of Life

Are you currently setting and/or re-evaluating your goals? If so, check out this app, which helps track your habits (good or bad) and provides a chart so you may see up close and personal what you are actually spending your time and efforts on should you need an overhaul.

2. Everest

This app that allows users to track an unlimited amount of goals inclusive of a social component to allow any supports to provide motivation should you get “stuck in a rut.”

3. Smart Goals

This app utilizes a goals feature which helps you make your goals SMART – specific, measurable, actionable, relevant and timely. You can set and accomplish smaller milestones that lead towards your bigger goal, and track the progress of as many goals as you want.

For Networking:

4. Business Card Reader Pro

Need assistance or a boost in your networking efforts? Apps like these help with organizing the tons of business cards you may receive at networking events by allowing you to simply take a picture of the card and instantly have it added to your contacts.

5. Meetup

This handy dandy app assists in locating pertinent local meetups for topics and events that may interest you and are convenient to attend.

6. LinkedIn

This not only assists in promoting your company and/or small business, but also allows you to meet those who work in similar fields or industries you may be interested learning more about.

For Job Searching:

7. Job Compass

If you are searching for a job or preparing for an interview, this is the app to check out. It assists in searches for jobs closest to your home if you are seeking to cut down on your commute.

8. Interview Prep Questions

This app will help you make your next interview a success by preparing you “flash card style” with dozens of job interview questions.

Happy downloading!

Rashida Maples, Esq. is Founder and Managing Partner of J. Maples & Associates ( She has practiced Entertainment, Real Estate and Small Business Law for 9 years, handling both transactional and litigation matters. Her clients include R&B Artists Bilal and Olivia, NFL Superstar Ray Lewis, Fashion Powerhouse Harlem’s Fashion Row and Hirschfeld Properties, LLC.

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