77% of Job Seekers Use Mobile Job Search Apps
The Online Job Search Goes Mobile
Who Is Searching?
Perhaps not surprisingly, recent college grads and entry level job seekers have been quick to adapt to mobile job apps. In addition to these top two categories, people looking for healthcare jobs, finance jobs, and jobs in technology rank among the top 5 groups of professionals downloading a Beyond.com (http://Beyond.com) career app. For employers seeking out professionals in these areas, focusing on mobile recruitment is a particularly smart choice.
At the same time, a significant segment of app users opt to search by location to find jobs in their city, state or region. The Beyond.com Jobs Apps for Manhattan, San Diego, Canada, and Philadelphia rank the highest in downloads. There are also those who download the general Beyond.com app, which allows them to search by Industry or Location across the Beyond.com Career Network.
Best Practices for Job Seekers Using Mobile Job Apps
Job Apps have a variety of options and settings to facilitate the job search process. Beyond.com has highlighted the Top Six Best Practices for Job Seekers using Mobile Apps, to help them take full advantage of these capabilities. Setting up job alerts, saving search criteria and utilizing sharing options on your mobile device are all excellent ways to find jobs and network on your mobile device. While a majority of employer career sites and application processes may not be optimized for mobile access, it is important to note that the mobile accessibility will only continue to increase in 2012.
Mobile Traffic Increasing
The Beyond.com Career Network is witnessing job seekers’ move to mobile firsthand, with mobile traffic markedly increasing each year—with an over 100% increase from 2010.