Job seeking has gone mobile. I'm sure most people must have that memo by
now, but what does it mean for job seekers and how can you use mobile job
search apps to your advantage? Here are some of the basics to keep you at the
top of your game:
1. Job Seeking on-the-go
So what's so great about job seeking on your mobile? Well frankly, what
isn't? It's discreet; you only have to shield your mobile screen from
prying eyes, which makes it a lot easier to do some sneaky job hunting on the
sly. It's convenient; mobile apps use the power of your mobile data plan,
meaning you are no longer confined to a computer or a train with Wi-Fi.
Best of all? It allows you to break up your oh so boring job hunting into
manageable bite-sized chunks of time, so you don't go completely crackers. If
you have a spare five minutes here and there, just tap, and away you go! If
you're job hunting in those tiny nuances of time where you wouldn't normally be
doing anything, it feels like a win; because we all know how exhausting job
hunting can be, when you'd rather be doing ANYTHING else.
2. Save your Searches.
"So instead of having to get my head around jobs websites on
computers, which can be confusing and unclear at the best of times, I now have
the added trial of doing it in miniature; am I missing something here?!"
Yes, indeed angry job seeker, you are missing something. Everything to be
exact. Mobile job search applications have streamlined the job seeking process
so that a user will only be faced with things they truly need, namely, the job
search. And what's more, the ability to save your searches means that you can
keep your keystrokes to a minimum, just set up your criteria, and tap once to
3. Stay Ahead with Job Alerts
One of the key advantages to mobile job search has to be the ability to
receive new jobs to your mobile. Different applications will handle this
differently, whether offering you a 'push' notification service, which will
make new jobs appear in your notification bar, jobs by email or perhaps even
jobs via text; but the outcome is the same, you get the info you need as soon as
it's available. If you're dream job gets posted, you'll be the first to know,
putting you in a great position to prepare to apply.
4. Stay Smart with In-App Advice.
A good job search application will not only have created an all-singing,
all-dancing job search for their users to enjoy, but they will also have added
handy little features such as mobile job seeking advice. Use the mobile job
advice section to ensure you feel confident about nailing that interview. If
you're going to write a job application when you get home from work, why not
browse the article on job applications whilst waiting for your bus?
5. The Cost of Job Hunting
"All this app business sounds expensive. I've just shelled out a small
fortune for this whizzy 'Smart' phone and now you want me to spend even more
money so I can find a new job?!"
The great news is, you can save all your pocket money for [insert popular
paid for app here]. Job search apps like allthetopbananas.com are completely
free to download and use, the only thing you will truly need to get started is
a working mobile internet connection, so your app can find those all-important
Download a job search app today and go mobile!
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