Searching for a new job often requires a lot of time and effort. However, thanks to mobile technology, nowadays job hunters can do so on the go, for example, while riding on a bus or sitting in a coffee shop. In 2014, Glassdoor, a jobs and recruiting site, found that 9 out of 10 people reported searching for a job on their mobile device. So what attracts users in mobile apps in job search?
Appeal to Professionals
Professional network apps let their users search in special professional environments and communicate with specialists via chats. Let’s take Caliber, a professional search engine, for example. According to Andres Blank, Caliber’s CEO, “the app has more than 4 million searchable profiles, including 1 million in New York City and San Francisco”.
New Forms of Interviews
Mobile apps also give candidates and hirers a convenient option for interviewing. Digital interviews help save time when the interviewing process involves several stages. Certainly, personal communication is crucialowever, the familiarity with candidates and the primary selection can be easily and quickly facilitated through a special mobile app. Also, it is a convenient solution for remote employees. For example, HireVue is not only a tool for employers to conduct job interviews across platforms and at any time, but it can also aid the job seeker, in that it cuts down on time-to-hire. One more example is the app called GreenJobInterview, which provides video interviewing solutions. Interestingly, such world’s leading organizations as Walmart, PepsiCo, UCLA and MayoClinic are already among its customers.
A survey, conducted by Censuswide, has found that “while 77% of people aged 16-34 use a mobile device in their job search, 72% of people aged 35-44 also turn to mobile. 54% of people aged 44-54 and 35% of people aged 55 and over use mobile devices to search for jobs as well”. These statistics clearly illustrate that using mobile solutions while job hunting is a trend true for all ages. Job hunters really feel the benefits, and more and more job searching apps with multiple features are being developed. We hope people will be able to get even more unique advantages from this solution in the nearest future.