Recruiting engagement software specialist Jobscience unveiled Mobile Job Search Web App, a unified extension of the company’s staffing and recruiting tools, and is designed to offer users one administration to manage recruitment marketing sites, from job portals to social media feeds.
The platform offers user-friendly content and simplified application process through Apply with LinkedIn, and job seekers can use a smartphone from the initial job search to the final submission.
The app auto-detects when a job seeker is searching on a company career page and directs the user to the new mobile user experience to continue through the research and application process.
"Mobile job search is important for the same reasons that mobile itself is so important," Jan Schiffman, vice president of product at Jobscience, told eWEEK. "It’s always with us. It’s always in the right place at the right time. It’s our first, and for many only choice for information and content."
Schiffman said one of the key benefits of the app is that mobile users are automatically directed to the mobile site, as opposed to a mobile optimized Web page--it’s an HTML5 application built specifically for smartphones.
Companies can use the new solution to synchronize mobile and desktop employment brands, while giving users fit-for-form functionality depending on the dimensions of the mobile device.
The app is available as an upgrade to the current version of Jobscience, and the company noted there is no additional cost of configuration required.
A recent report from online careers portal Beyond found 83 percent of job seekers surveyed are using smartphones or tablets to search for jobs, though computers remain the go-to device for employment searches.
Computers are also seen as the easiest device with which to apply for a position (46 percent) with tablets (20 percent) and smartphones (just 6 percent) lagging far behind.
When they find a job of interest on their smartphone, 61 percent of users will wait and apply later on their computer, while 39 percent said they would send in the application right away.
Schiffman said Jobscience's future roadmap for the mobile job seeker experience is to integrate online storage tools like Dropbox or Google Drive so job seekers can upload their resume or cover letter and the ability to share job opportunities through their social networks.
"Job search is a key hiring activity that is commonly performed on the smartphone and it leverages the information consumption strengths of a smartphone," he said. "While when it comes to completing the application, we are enabling job seekers to send reminders to their email and for when thenyreturn to their desktop or the ability to use their LinkedIn profile and credentials to make an initial submittal."