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No Mobile-Optimized Site? Nearly Half of Mobile Job Seekers Will Think LESS of You

talent statisticsSinging loudly on public transportation, bragging about winning the lottery, throwing a pie in someone’s face – these are just a handful of things that will make people like you less. And if you’re an employer, there’s the additional burden of contending with the fact that job seekers will think less of your company if you haven’t bothered to optimize your website for mobile devices.

That’s right: 65 percent of workers who search for jobs via mobile devices will leave a website if it isn’t mobile-optimized; even scarier, 40 percent walk away with a more negative opinion of the company.

That according to CareerBuilder’s new 2013 Candidate Behavior Study, a survey of 5,518 job seekers and 2,775 hiring managers nationwide.

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Deanna Hartley

About Deanna Hartley

Deanna Hartley is a senior copywriter and community manager on the creative services team at CareerBuilder, where she writes about issues that are top of mind for employers and recruiters – including talent acquisition, employee engagement and retention. An avid social media user, Deanna is the face behind @CBforEmployers on Twitter as well as CBforEmployers’ Facebook and Instagram pages, so it’s easy to stay connected with her. Prior to joining CareerBuilder, Deanna was a senior editor for the Human Capital Media Group, publishers of Talent Management, Chief Learning Officer, Diversity Executive and Workforce Management magazines. Deanna holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. She loves caffeine, social media, pop culture and dogs – though not necessarily in that order.


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