Mobile Devices Aid in Job Hunting, Career Decisions

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-05-28

In today's world, mobile is our means of communication, the way we get information and how we stay current on the latest news locally and worldwide. Although many people use mobile devices to send text messages, make calls, check in on Facebook or do a number of other daily tasks, many also use mobile devices to help make career decisions. According to the findings of new survey from Web-based recruiting service Glassdoor, 89 percent of employees who admitted they would look for a new job in the next year said their mobile devices are an important tool in their job searches. Plus, they're not just turning to their mobile devices to look for jobs: 54 percent use their mobile devices to read company reviews from employees and 52 percent to research salary information. The survey found 68 percent of job seekers are using their mobile devices to search for jobs once a week or more. Mobile job seekers want more than just job listings on their devices. While 60 percent are likely to search for jobs on their mobile devices, 25 percent of job seekers are deterred from applying if the company career site is not mobile-optimized. In a sign that the mobile lifestyle is changing social habits, 16 percent say it's OK to check their mobile devices during an interview when the interviewer isn't in the room. Here are 10 takeaways from Glassdoor's survey.


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