If you’re in the market for a job, you’ll soon discover your mobile device is one of your best job search tools. A recent survey revealed 77 percent of job seekers use mobile apps to enhance their job search results. It makes sense, considering the mobile world we live in.

More and more companies are offering mobile-optimized websites and job search tools that enable candidates to find out about newly posted positions in real time, while expediting the application, screening and interviewing process. Candidates who take advantage of these opportunities are gaining an edge over those that don’t—simply because they are the first to know about new job postings and quick to respond.

Spherion was an early adopter of mobile job search platforms, making the process more relevant and effective for candidates who are on the go and want to stay connected. Our goal is to help candidates be successful in their career, and providing job search tools that work on their mobile device is a great way to do it!

If you are ready to experience the benefits mobile tools can bring to your job search, here are some great ways to get started:

  1. Mobile Job Centers – Get connected to job centers that allow you to do all of your job search functions right from your mobile. It’s a great way to manage your job search, search positions, apply for jobs, get recommendations, interact with recruiters and much more. 
  2. Text Job Alerts – Some companies will send job alert texts directly to your mobile device, allowing you to know the moment a position of interest arises. 
  3. Mobile Job Search Apps – There are many mobile apps available to assist you in your job search. Here’s an article highlighting four popular job search apps that candidates are using to support a variety of needs—from networking and job searching, to career planning and resume building.
  4. Mobile Career Newsletters – The beauty of mobile is you can access information anywhere at any time, whether you are waiting in line or sitting in traffic. It’s a great time to peruse the latest job information, articles and tips to ensure your job search success.

Now that you know what to do, are you ready to take your job search mobile?