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77% of Job Seekers Use Mobile Job Search Apps

The Online Job Search Goes Mobile

People are relying more and more on mobile devices to interact with the world around them – and that trend extends to the job search process. Mobile job search apps allow users the accessibility to keep up with the latest job openings, and the privacy to pursue new opportunities on their own mobile device.

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 ( 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 Jobs Apps for Manhattan, San Diego, Canada, and Philadelphia rank the highest in downloads. There are also those who download the general app, which allows them to search by Industry or Location across the 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. 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 Career Network is witnessing job seekers’ move to mobile firsthand, with mobile traffic markedly increasing each year—with an over 100% increase from 2010. 


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