Are you reading this blog on your mobile phone or tablet? By any chance after browsing JOBswype to find your dream job? Congratulations! No, you didn’t win anything… but at least you are part of a larger trend! Mobile job hunting is getting increasingly popular these days. Even if you don’t do it yet, read on! We have sensible advice to get you started.
The reasons why so many users choose to use their phones or tablets to hunt for jobs are easily understandable. These gadgets have become our constant companions to the point where it would feel strange to not have them any longer. They do much more than just keeping us in touch at all times – making emails, news, e-books and videos accessible at the touch of our finger anytime we have some time to spare, be it in during our daily commute, while waiting or just relaxing. The fact that they are always connected to the internet makes them into our primary information hubs. It’s only natural to use them while looking for a new job, getting instant access to job portals, search engines or company websites and thusly staying up to date. Our mobile gadgets complete the research done in print or on our desktop computers.
Did we get your attention? Before you turn into a mobile power user, there are a few things to consider. First of all, you should make sure that you are well acquainted to all functions of your gadget and don’t have any troubles in handling it. Second, you should be prepared to apply on the go, as well. To do this, we advise you to store your application documents as either .doc, .pdf. and/ or .jpeg files on your device, so that you can quickly access them from wherever you are. Third, make sure that your data plan supports the increased traffic that these activities generate and avoid any unpleasant surprises at the end of the month.
Next, spend some time getting to know the mobile version of your favourite job site or search engine. Most providers have versions of their main sites that are optimised for viewing on the smaller screens of mobile devices. Their layout may differ from their desktop counterpart, but the functions should be the same. Use the built in option of your jobs search engine to flag job ads, read through all of them on the go, pick out the ones that are relevant to you and save them für later reading on your home computer. And don’t worry, these mobile versions are just as user friendly and intuitive as everything else on your desktop!
Did we convince you? If so, we are happy, because your chances of finding your dream job have increased significantly!