How to Get the Most Out of Mobile When You’re Job Hunting
Your phone is a useful tool for job searching, and almost every job seeker is using a mobile device in some way for job hunting. Indeed reports (2015) that 50% of site traffic comes from mobile devices. Snagajob reports (2016) that 72 percent of hourly employee respondents use a mobile phone to find and apply for jobs.
Mobile Job Applications
Even though most people use their phone for some component of job hunting, mobile job searching doesn’t always translate into mobile job applications.
That’s because the application process can be lengthy on a site that isn’t designed for mobile job applications. There can be pages of information you’ll have to enter to apply. If you use a job board or job search engine, they may have a process in place where you can seamlessly apply. Otherwise, it can be simpler to keep track of the job and apply from your home computer.
Even if you opt not to apply on your phone, and job seekers are three times more likely to apply for a job from a computer than a phone, you can still effectively use your smartphone for job hunting.