You don’t have to be a futurologist to predict that mobile devices will be, if they aren’t already, the way we get information and how we stay current on the latest news locally and worldwide. While many people use mobile devices to send text messages, make calls, check in on Facebook, or do a number of other daily tasks, many also use mobile devices to help make career decisions.
In a recent survey from Glassdoor, 89% of employees who admit they’ll look for a new job in the next year say their mobile device is an important tool and resource for their job search. Highlights from the survey are captured in a new infographic that explores mobile job seeker behavior today and expectations for the future.
- 3 in 5 job seekers have searched for jobs on their mobile device in the past year
- 68% use their mobile device to search for jobs once a week or more
- 1 in 4 would not apply to a job if a company’s career site is not mobile optimised
- 84% believe mobile devices will be the most common way people search for jobs
- 15 minutes before an interview, candidates use a mobile device to read the job description
- 1 in 10 use the mobile device during an interview to show off technical skills and past achievements
- More than half (54 percent) read company reviews from employees
- 52 percent research salary information.
I think these stats speak for itself with regards to the importance of mobile recruiting today. However, only 13% of Fortune 500 companies have a mobile optimised career site. And 97.8% of Fortune 500 companies still don’t have a mobile optimised application process.
Here are some more facts about mobile recruiting in an infographic: