While there are many people already using mobile to find their dream jobs, don’t be misunderstood — using a smartphone to check out job boards isn’t just for early adopters or technophiles. In fact, it’s quickly becoming a mainstream method of finding a lasting career. According to this infographic by mobile job search and recruiting company JIBE — based on research done by marketing research company Kelton Research — more than 4 out of 5 of surveyed smartphone users would use an iPhone, Android, Blackberry or Windows phone to search for jobs. Of those, nearly half would actually apply to a job right from a smartphone. Given the number of American who own smartphones has surpassed 100 million mark, the level of jobseekers looking to potentially score a job right on their phones can be staggering. So what does it all mean? Plain and simple: if your company doesn’t have a mobile-friendly job board, it’s time to begin building one as soon as possible. More and more jobseekers are turning to the convenience, simplicity and speed of mobile to access jobs on the fly. If your mobile application isn’t optimized to suit the needs of potential employees, there’s an opportunity to miss out on quality talent. Take a look at the infographic below to learn more about how mobile is changing the way people are looking for jobs. Would you use mobile to find your new job, or integrate mobile into your company’s recruiting strategy? Let us know in the comments. Smartphones have become our go-to devices for a plethora of tasks. Undoubtedly, we have become much more productive when on-the-go. And according to an infographic provided by JIBE, this is also the case for those that are looking for employment.
Tag Archive: Job Hunting
Pinterest is a unique form of social media site which allows users to ‘pin’ almost anything from the web to a number of customised boards. These boards are then visible to friends found through the site and individual posts can be liked, commented on or reposted. Pinterest has simply soared in popularity this year. In its early stages, it has grown more quickly than web giants such as Facebook and Twitter but how can this new online phenomenon help find you a job?
Pinterest and designThose to whom Pinterest is perhaps most likely to help into employment are those in the world of design. Be it marketing, print design or illustration, companies are scouring the social media site in search of hidden individuals who have an eye for success. Companies are not only looking for individuals who are pinning their own work on Pinterest but they are keen to see collections compiled by users which indicate a strong eye for design and a solid aesthetic appreciation and understanding. Users considering submitting original work of their own would be advised to look first of all at the site’s small print in the user agreement. It may be wise to wait until you are approached based on your tastes before showing off to companies what you are personally capable of. Be mindful when setting up a Pinterest account of the impression that your boards give to potential employers. They will be looking not only at the content you are pinning but the arrangement, categorisation and comments which they find on your page.
3 Ways to make yourself a more employable on Pinterest• Spend time on your account and make sure it reflects the attributes and goals which you have. Like any social media site, Pinterest is heavily time centric and the amount of time people spend on your account will heavily influence their overall opinion of it. Make sure you give your account the dedication it deserves and never be tempted to rush your collections as your haste will be reflected in your work, reducing its quality. • Connect your pages to real life and make sure you advertise your Pinterest page in the right places. Consider adding it to business cards or including it with your contact details on your CV. • Keep your page simple and easy to navigate. Much like a CV, employers will want to see examples of your abilities and skills as quickly as possible and cluttered collections will not offer this. Keep things simple and make sure you showcase your skills to the best of your ability.
Thinking outside the boxPinterest essentially offers users a free space to collect the work of others and of their own and to create a personalised space. Perhaps begin by uploading your CV and other credentials and using the site as a place of reference for potential employers. As well as telling employers what sort of work you are capable of, Pinterest is also a telling platform for users’ personalities. Make the most of comment features and other opportunities to interact with other users to show how you can thrive in an online, modern and social environment. Although Pinterest is predominantly used to display and share elements of design, think about its capabilities beyond that and see what other uses you can put it to. Most importantly, remember that it is not only designers who may be scouted or vetted through this site and that means the possibilities are endless. Whether you are applying for council jobs or a study placement, Pinterest is a great platform for showing off what you can do. With recruitment now utilising modern platforms such as social media it is more important than ever for job hunters to have a defined online presence. Jobsgopublic appreciate this and have a wealth of expertise to offer job hunters whilst also keeping an extensive database of public sector job opportunities. Related: . This information is brought to you by Jobsgopublic. Jobsgopublic is home to a large database of public sector and council jobs. If you are searching for the ideal job, consider visiting their website and searching through their extensive database.
One of the hottest job markets at the moment is the world of social media. At the most recent Steve Ward of [url=http://www.cloudninerecruitment.co.uk">Cloud Nine Recruitment speaking. He recruits people to do social media marketing for both agencies and companies around the UK and internationally, and he is always happy to share his best ideas to candidates. Here are some of the tips from the evening:
Facebook and LinkedIn are great places to find your next job, more so than you would think. Recruiters use social networks to post jobs, to source for candidates and to network with talent. Research shows that nearly 75% of companies check out potential candidates on social networks. And they're not just digging for dirt. More and more, HR execs and recruiters are turning to social networks to scout out promising job candidates, and with good reason. One recent study by Northern Illinois University professors found study participants could more accurately predict a candidate's likelihood to succeed in a particular job by browsing their Facebook profile than by evaluating detailed personality surveys. Another study by professors at Cornell University found that job applicants were less likely to lie about past work experience on their LinkedIn profile than they were on a traditional resume. Our friends at OnlineDegrees.com have created a useful inforgraphic about how companies are integrating social media more than ever in the job search – and how you can use that to your advantage. Most recruiters hire through LinkedIn (94.5%), and some use Twitter and Facebook as well (42% and 33%, respectively). See more at How Recruiters Use Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter (Infographic). So, can your social networks help you land a job? In this infographic, learn how recruiters are using social sites and how you can optimize your online presence. Related: How To Search for Jobs on Facebook (Infographic).