The 4 Apps That Will Help SuperCharge Your Career

When I first graduated college, finding my first full time WAS a full time job. I had created an expansive Excel sheet that I used to track my job applications, list critical contact info of hiring managers, and when and how I had contacted them.

It was a mess, to put it nicely.

Today, my “system” would be totally different. With the rise of mobile applications and internet browser extensions, task and contact management tools that once were clunky and expensive are now widely available and free!

Here are the 4 apps that I recommend you start using to more easily track every aspect of the job hunt: networking, following up, task tracking and habit making.

Rapportive, (Free, Gmail)

My Rapportive Profile
My Rapportive Profile

Rapport is an awesome browser add-on that hooks into your Gmail account and gives you a nice little profile window for each one of your contacts. It displays their profile picture, links to social media accounts, and even allows you to display their position and company (which is pulled from LinkedIn). I love Rapportive because is allows me to be active in what my network is doing, right from my inbox. I can see if one of my contacts has a new job, or what someone is saying on Twitter. There is also a space to leave notes for your own personal use. That area is an easy and convenient place to remind yourself to follow up or to ask about their birthday the next time you email.

Boomerang for Gmail,  (Free or $4.99/month, Gmail)


It can be hard keeping up with important emails and to do lists, but Boomerang allows you to set an auto reminder if email responses are not sent in a certain amount of time.Another feature I love is that it allows you to schedule emails to be sent at a later time or date. The ideal times to send emails is right as the work day is starting or right after lunch. So, if you are like me and tend to write very late at night or early in the morning, you don’t have to worry about saving your draft to send later. Once you schedule, it’s set it and forget it. The free version of  Boomerang allow you to set reminders for 10 emails per month, upgrade to unlimited emails for just $4.99/month., (Free, iOS, Andriod, Chrome)

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Everybody has their own method of productivity, and more often than not it includes a to-do list. Avlaible on iOS, Andriod and Chrome, allows you to set to-do’s and reminders at a specic time or location. On top of that, all of your to-do’s are synced across all platforms, which means if you check off “Pick up dinner”on your iPhone, it will reflect in your Chrome on your computer. Another great feature of is that you are able to perform actions right within the app. If you are reminded to “Call David S. today at 3pm,” you can tap the Call Now button and will automattically launch the Phone app and call David S. Same goes for text messaging and emailing. Their Chrome app also has a toolbar embedded in your Gmail, allowing you to directly create to-do’s related to email without having to open the app.

Lift,  (Free, iOS, Andriod)


Lift is an awesome mobile app that helps you create better habits. Once you log in, you set up a list of habits that you want to keep, whether it’s drinking more water, eating your vegetables, or performing a daily random act of kindness. There are pre-established habit “lessons” which take you through the first 21 days of your new positive habit. Right now I am taking “Intro to Meditation” which is accompanied by 21 audio lessons, one per day. Once you complete one of your daily habits, launch the app and tap it, and you’re done. You can also add notes to that specific day’s habit. What’s really great about Lift is the communal feel that the app and its users have. You can find people to follow on Lift, and even give others “props” for starting or continuing a habit. Connect with me on Lift, user: Kolby Goodman.

Do you have any go-to apps or tools that you have used to help manage your professional development? Let me know in the comments below!


Top 3 Career Takeaways from The Apprentice Billionaire Podcast

Brad Sugars is the Chairman and Founder of ActionCOACH, which I use for my business (shoutout to Coach Karie!), and I was excited to talk with him on The Apprentice Billionaire Podcast!  

We had a great conversation about taking a side hustle and making it your main hustle.   And, in addition to relating in our experiences as entrepreneurs, I saw a lot of similarities between starting a business and looking for a new job.  Here are 3 takeaways from the conversation and tips on how you can use these themes for your career:

1. Sometimes the best lessons learned are from the worst situations.

Feeling stuck in a job and working for an incompetent boss can feel soul crushing.  But even learning what you wouldn’t do or what you don’t like, is still learning! Then the next time you have a situation where you disagree with your boss or sh*t hits the fan, make a note of the details and how you would have handled it differently.  These learned lessons can serve as answers in a situational interview.

2. The more you like what you do, the better at it you will be.

Doing work you hate can make a bad day so much worse. But any hard situation will be more bearable when you have a feeling of purpose and see the value in the work that you are doing.  Figure out the aspects of your current or past jobs that you like or keep you motivated. Use this list as a reference when looking for new positions, so that you can find jobs that align with your passions.

3. It doesn’t matter how much success you have, there will always be doubt and fear.

Stopping yourself from applying for a job is a guaranteed “No.” If you don’t apply then you won’t give yourself the opportunity to succeed or learn from the experience.  Read the job description carefully and if you check off at least 60% of the requirements I recommend that you go for it! Just make sure to tailor your resume to make the qualifications you do have stand out.

Is there another point from our conversation that resonated with you? How would you apply it to your job search?