It seems that there’s a mobile app for just about everything these days. Experts in the fields of marketing and mobile commerce expect that we’ll be doing much more business on the go in coming years, in many different ways.
A job search is no different. In addition to the big job search sites, like Indeed, Glassdoor and The Ladders, smaller players are also entering the mobile game. Individual companies probably don’t have mobile tools for applying to jobs just yet. There is a big difference in looking at a webpage on your phone, and using an app to apply for a job.
Apps can have useful features for people on the go. Many give you the ability to save a list of open positions to go back to when you have more time. Here are a few things to consider if you choose to use a device other than your laptop to look for and apply to job postings:
While apps are wonderful conveniences for people who are infrequently at their laptops, or for those who are looking for entry-level or service industry positions, more complicated applications require the same amount of attention as the traditional application process.
Kimberley Sirk is a North Carolina-based writer and editor with government, higher education and big-brand healthcare public relations and marketing experience.
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