Job seekers turning to mobile technology to get an edge

Job seekers turning to mobile technology to get an edge
In a time when unemployment continues to hover around the 9% mark, job seekers are constantly looking for a way to edge out their competition. It is no wonder that more and more people are turning to mobile technology to give them that edge.

In a recent infographic released by career network, Beyond, as much as 77% of job seekers are now using mobile job search apps. That 77% is comprised of 17% who say it is a discreet way to search for a job, 23.79% who enjoy being able to search for a job anytime, anywhere, and 36.27% who say mobile apps allow them to quickly react to new job postings.

Of all the job categories, entry level and college grads make up the largest download percentage at 24.8%. When examining apps with a geographic focus, Manhattan tops the list at 54.4%. Finally, the preferred platform of U.S. smartphone subscribers is Android with 43.7% of users followed by iOS and BlackBerry with 27.3% and 19.7%, respectively.

Overall, Beyond.com has seen over 100% growth in mobile traffic since last year. If you’re currently in the market for a new job and are not using your smartphone to assist your search, you may want to check out the job search apps available for your platform.

source: Beyond via Mashable


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4 Comments

1. wassup

Posts: 565; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

windows phone - 5.7%! that's great! it definitely is a choice (after appolo at least) oh and android leading as always :D

2. Ocean02

Posts: 28; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Looking for the right job? Its never easy Look for a job that would give you enough experience for the right job? Its possible

3. windowsRocks

Posts: 155; Member since: Oct 28, 2011

For job seekers Android is the best choice as fas as mobile development is concerned.

4. jdrevolution

Posts: 87; Member since: Oct 07, 2011

24.8% entry level and college grads looking for jobs on mobile devices. Me being one of them. At least, using it to find something relevant to my field of study. T_T

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