1Mobile Devices Aid in Job Hunting, Career Decisions
by Nathan Eddy
2Mobile 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.
3Mobile 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.
4Researching 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.
5Progress 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.
6Application 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.
7Checking 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.
8Smartphones as a Smart Tool
Nearly one in 10 respondents actively use their devices to show off technical skills.
9iPhone 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.
10Android 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.
11Apple 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.