48 per cent rise in mobile jobseekers

By John Salt 

Busy, on-the-go jobseekers are going mobile, driving a 48 per cent increase in the number of job searches from mobile devices. New research from totaljobs.com has revealed that 34 per cent of visits to its website now come from people using their smartphone or tablet – up from 23 per cent in October 2012.

It’s not just searching that’s grown – the number of people completing their application has increased by a staggering 68 per cent, driven by the Google Drive compatibility introduced by totaljobs.com earlier this year.  

The new technology allows jobseekers to upload their CVs on the go and comes as a result of increased demand for greater mobile functionality. Google estimates that 50 per cent of recruitment related searches will be conducted from a mobile device by the third quarter of 2014. 

The research has found that multichannel isn’t just for the High Street. Jobseekers are conducting searches from their mobile devices and sending the potential application to themselves to complete on a desktop. The two most popular mobile devices for searching on-the-go are the iPhone (40%) and the iPad (25%).

The continued evolution of mobile technology is driving the use of mobile devices as part of a jobseeker’s recruitment search. We book holidays and buy Christmas presents online, now people are also finding their next jobs.

Using mobile for job hunting is only going to grow in the years to come. It’s an exciting, life-changing technology; there’s a reason billions of people use mobiles every day to do life admin whilst out and about. At totaljobs.com we encourage people to get mobile and find that next job!

 About the author

John Salt is director at totaljobs.com.

Totaljobs.com is one of the UK’s leading jobs websites, attracting over 4.8 million jobseekers every month on the hunt for one of over 90,000 vacancies the site carries over the course of month. All of this activity generates over 2.8 million applications a month, cementing Totaljobs.com’s strong reputation among recruiters and jobseekers alike. Thousands of recruiters from multinationals to smaller regionally based businesses, recruitment consultants and advertising agencies recruit through totaljobs.com. 




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