Mobile Devices Aid in Job Hunting, Career Decisions

1 - Mobile Devices Aid in Job Hunting, Career Decisions
2 - Mobile Devices Increasingly Used to Hunt for Jobs
3 - Mobile Search Is a Growing Trend
4 - Researching Salaries, Companies and Interview Questions
5 - Progress to Be Made on the Mobile Front
6 - Application of the Future
7 - Checking in Before the Interview
8 - Smartphones as a Smart Tool
9 - iPhone Users Most Likely to Deploy Their Devices
10 - Android Users Search More Frequently
11 - Apple Users Keep Up With Company Social Media Efforts
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Mobile Devices Aid in Job Hunting, Career Decisions

by Nathan Eddy

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Mobile Devices Increasingly Used to Hunt for Jobs

Sixty-eight percent of survey respondents said they use their mobile devices to search for jobs once a week or more, and 30 percent do it more than once a day.

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Mobile Search Is a Growing Trend

Today's job seeker is ready and willing to turn to a smartphone or tablet to procure a job; three in fie have searched for one on their devices in the past year.

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Researching Salaries, Companies and Interview Questions

More than half use their mobile devices to research salaries, 37 percent use it to apply for a job, and 26 percent use it to read career advice and tips.

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Progress to Be Made on the Mobile Front

Despite the move toward mobile job searching, just 9 percent said applying for jobs on mobile devices is very easy, and one in 10 finds it very difficult.

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Application of the Future

Almost one in five respondents said they already believe using mobile devices is the most common way to search for jobs, and 84 percent said it would be the most common way to search in five years.

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Checking in Before the Interview

Fifteen minutes before the interview, candidates use their mobile devices to read company news, visit the company's Website and read the job description.

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Smartphones as a Smart Tool

Nearly one in 10 respondents actively use their devices to show off technical skills.

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iPhone Users Most Likely to Deploy Their Devices

Two-thirds of iOS users have used their devices to search for jobs in the past 12 months, compared with 58 percent of Android users who have done so.

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Android Users Search More Frequently

While 67 percent of iOS users turned to their mobile devices more than once a week to search for jobs, 71 percent of Android users turned to their mobile devices more than once a week for that purpose.

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Apple Users Keep Up With Company Social Media Efforts

The majority of job seekers with iOS devices say that they would use their mobile devices just before an interview to stay current with company-specific social media updates.

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