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Job Search – 90% of job seekers utilize mobile devices to conduct key functions

Mobile technology is rapidly changing how job seekers look for new positions, according to a survey by global Mobiletalent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. The results revealed that 90% of job seekers utilize mobile devices to conduct key functions when looking for their next career opportunity. Only one in 10 workers isn’t using mobile applications.

Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 375 job seekers via an online poll in October 2014 asking, “How do you use a mobile device for your job search?” The results found:

  • Search for jobs 33%
  • Research companies 22%
  • Online networking 20%
  • Apply for jobs 15%
  • I don’t 10%

“Landing a new position requires more than a great resume — it requires speed, connections and flexibility,” said Greg Simpson, Senior Vice President for the career transition practice at Lee Hecht Harrison. “Mobile technology is profoundly altering the ways job seekers find employers and employers find prospective candidates — enabling companies and job seekers to search smarter, connect faster and hunt anywhere, anytime. Going mobile keeps job seekers connected and facilitates the quick response needed when applying for an open position.”

Chosen excerpts by Job Market Monitor. Read the whole story at Majority of Job Seekers Move Job Searches Mobile – MarketWatch.

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