72 % of job seekers use a mobile device to look for a job. Chances are, you are one of them. To keep up with this growing trend, companies are constantly developing new ways to find, attract and engage candidates via mobile. As a job seeker, how can you use this awesome technology to your advantage? Here are a few ideas:
Make your resume accessible – You will want to have your resume accessible via your phone in order to email it to an employer or upload it to a website. For starters, I recommend emailing your resume to yourself – so you can always find it in your inbox. I also would suggest storing your resume and any other job search documents, e.g. work samples, cover letters, etc. to an online storage site like Google Drive.
Use apps – Apps are probably the easiest way to look for jobs on your phone; they are specifically designed for searching and applying on a mobile device. You can download apps from your top job sites, like Monster, CareerBuilder, indeed, Simply Hired, etc. and you can even find job apps from individual companies.
Visit mobile websites – Even if they don’t have an app, many companies have a mobile version of their website where you can easily search and apply for jobs.
Get directions – On your way to an interview and you’re lost? Get out your smartphone and find your way.
Keep up with news – Have a few minutes before your interview, check out the company’s website or social media pages for the latest, greatest news use can use in your discussion.
Be social – Many social media sites, like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn have mobile apps where you can network, look for jobs and research companies. Use them!
Using your mobile device is a great resource to have in your job search toolbox. You can look for a job, network and do just about anything. Anytime. Anywhere. What are you waiting for?