Mobile job searching is on the rise. In a recent survey by Glassdoor, 45 percent of job seekers said they use a mobile device to search for jobs at least once a day.
Mobile technology is shifting the way people look for and apply to jobs. In fact, almost all job boards are mobile-friendly. Although, some are better than others. How can a candidate use a mobile job search to their advantage? Find out with these mobile job search tips.
Make your resume and cover letter “mobile ready”
Have your resume uploaded to the cloud, where you can readily grab it. Services like Dropbox or Google Drive allow you to upload these and other files, so as you discover jobs you want to apply to, you can so do without having to run to a computer.
There’s an app for that
There are numerous mobile apps that are altering the way people looking for work apply for jobs and communicate with employers. Rather than having to fill out job application form on a tiny phone screen, mobile apps streamline the process for a smaller format. For instance, apps like Glassdoor make it easier for people looking for work to study jobs, salaries and businesses, then apply to openings from almost anywhere.
Use mobile alerts
The best approach to avoid passing up on ideal job opportunities is to enlist the help of mobile alerts. Most job search engines allow users to sign up for email updates or push notifications that can alert you whenever a job is posted that matches your predetermined criteria. Also, most job search apps include a job-alert feature you simply need to switch on. Using job alerts will keep you up-to-date on the latest job opportunities without lifting a finger.
Keep your LinkedIn profile up to date
Because so many job search apps ask you to sign in with your LinkedIn account, it’s crucial to make sure your profile is always up-to-date. A good profile starts with a high-quality headshot and well-written summary that contains keywords related to your industry. You should also have your experience and abilities section contain as much as possible to attract the widest range of employers with jobs in your field.
Search, network and brand over social media
Do you check Facebook and/or Twitter as a part of your morning routine? If so, you might be using this time to supplement your job search. Make sure you are following or connecting to people in your industry and participating in hashtag discussions related to your industry. You can also participate in groups to engage with others and keep your finger on the pulse. Doing this allows you to use social media to expand your professional network and become a better job seeker.
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