Have you been out to lunch today? Take a look around on the streets, on the sidewalks, on benches, in line and in restaurants…people are using smart phones. Some of these people are using Facebook or texting but more than a few are connecting to global recruiting resources and job search tools. That’s right—they are using tools to look for a job while you (perhaps an employer or a recruiter) stand behind them in line waiting for your lunch order or walking by them on the sidewalk. Maybe these mobile job seekers are in your waiting room right now prepping for an interview with you on a mobile app?
Here are a few of the apps candidates are using to do job searches with mobile tools like smart phones and tablets. These tools must be viewed as recruiting resources to attract talent or you will be missing out on the next generation of talent. The ones referenced here are for iPhone. Similar versions are available for Android and other phones and tablets.
LinkedIn – the premier networking and connection tool for job seekers.
LinkedIn offers an “Apply with LinkedIn” tool that can be integrated into private job boards. This allows candidates to apply to jobs with their LinkedIn profile details rather than need to attach a Word document, fill fields or return to a site later to complete what they start on a mobile site.
Salary Checker – A benchmarking site for compensation information.
The Salary Checker App by Robert Walters allows candidates to benchmark their income and earnings compared to others in similar markets, disciplines, sectors and roles.
Indeed – the leading job aggregator in the North America and Australia.
One of the more well-known recruiting resources, Indeed allows those hunting for work to search for jobs by title and location, set up favorites they can get by email and to submit a resume so that they can later apply to jobs in a mobile environment with the Indeed App.
JobAware – A service that allows job seekers to search and track details about jobs of interest.
This is a cool app that allows job seekers the ability to search and track jobs that interest them.
These next two are intended for job seekers, but can act as a low cost and easy way to promote recruiting resources for those on the recruitment side of the equation. Direct your candidates to these sites:
Job Interview Q&A – Coaching and practice tool for job seekers.
As a recruiter maybe you want to send your candidates here to practice their skills before heading out to that big interview.
Job Interview Questions Prep – Another coaching and prep tool for candidates.
Again a tool that recruiters can use to their benefit. This is an awesome site because it uses video and it is recruiter friendly coaching. Send candidates to this site to prep.
If you are not thinking about how to make you and your recruiting business and the recruiting resources you use to attract candidates mobile-friendly, you’d better get busy!
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