At least half of job seekers with mobile devices spend three or more hours searching for jobs on their devices each week, according to CareerBuilder’s Candidate Behavior study.
If you want to break it down by device, nearly half (49 percent) of candidates use their smartphones and nearly 3 in 5 (59 percent) do so via their tablets.
The 2013 Candidate Behavior Study, a survey of 5,518 job seekers and 2,775 hiring managers nationwide, highlights the disconnect between what candidates expect during the job search process and what employers deliver.
What does this mean for you?
Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard the term “mobile recruiting” a LOT lately. It’s not a buzzword or a fleeting phase; it’s here to stay. Like mobile or not (and some people don’t), people can’t live without their mobile devices. It’s the first thing the vast majority of young people check before even getting out of bed every morning.
And that extends to the recruitment realm as well.
Mobile job search is growing at a rapid pace. Are you mobile-optimized? If not, you might be limiting yourself by not being truly accessible to the talent pool that’s out there.Related