Mobile applications are a hot topic right now in the technology industry. JASE has focused several blog articles in the last couple of weeks on how businesses are gearing their marketing and sales towards mobile applications. It appears that mobile applications have made their way into the job employment market, interestingly, with quite some success. With the national unemployment rate hovering around 9%, job posting companies are using mobile applications to list jobs in hopes of increasing the candidate pool.

According to Beyond.com, 77% of smartphone users like using mobile apps when looking for a job. Their reasoning includes:

  • The ability to quickly respond to new job postings.
  • Being able to discretely look for a job.
  • Being able to look for a job anywhere and anytime.

The majority of users are entry level, college graduate applicants, and 54% of the users, according to the data, are located in New York City. In an ultra competitive job market like ours, being able to find and respond quickly can make all the difference in a job seeker’s chance of gaining employment.

Does your company have a mobile application? How does your company use its mobile application? Would you hire a candidate who found you from a mobile app? Tweet us @jasegroup and let us know.

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