As mobile devices become easily accessible to the public, job seekers are using them more and more often to search for jobs. If your career page isn’t mobile-optimized, you could miss out on opportunities or worse, let the competitor snag the top talent out from under you. It’s important to make your job postings accessible from a mobile device as mobile recruiting transitions from a trend to an established form of recruiting. 70% of job seekers stated that they use their smartphone or tablet as a critical tool in their search (Source).
By Andy Holtmann, Dexter + Chaney, LLC
Just the other day, I decided to bite the bullet and upgrade the cell phones my wife and I had been using for the past three years. Now, I had been dreading this as last time we upgraded, we moved from the older, flip-style “dumb phones” to Android smart phones with all the bells and whistles. Back then, I feared the change as I had to learn new things like managing data usage, accessing the internet and apps on the go. I was, however, surprised at how easy it was to adapt.
So it makes little sense that I had some of those same recurring fears this time around when upgrading. And sure enough, my fears were unfounded as the upgrade process was a breeze. It’s official. I’ve adapted. We as a society, have adapted. Today the device that is now resting comfortably in my pocket can connect me to nearly anything I want, virtually anywhere. My phone is my camera, my video camera, my computer, my work and personal email, my mobile music device, my television and so much more.
I use my mobile devices—phone, tablet, laptop—daily and can access anything I need. Cloud computing has taken the burden off of processing and storing data on these mobile devices, so that I don’t have to worry about how I will work—or play—remotely. Wherever I can get online, I can get to what I need.