The mechanics of job searching have changed drastically over the last several years. Thanks to technology, it’s never been easier to study target companies, browse openings and submit applications. With the increase in mobile connectivity, things are shifting even more. You don’t even have to be seated at a computer to apply for a position, you can do it at anytime, anywhere, on any device. Are you ready for the job search of 2017?
Maximizing a Mobile Job Search
Mobile connectivity is convenient, but if you aren’t fully prepared to use smartphones and tablets as a means of searching for a job, it can be a bit of a challenge. Use these strategies to ensure you can apply for your ideal position whenever and wherever you find it:
- Save your resume to the cloud. Make sure you have an updated resume saved somewhere it can be accessed on your phone or tablet, like Dropbox or Google Docs.
- Create job board profiles. If you want to apply for a job with a few taps of your finger, make a permanent profile on relevant job boards in your niche.
- Maximize idle time. Waiting around for the dentist to see you? Sitting on a train or bus during your daily commute? Use that time to stay on top of new job postings right from your mobile device.
- Update professional social media profiles. Your online brand should always be employer-friendly, but if you haven’t taken the time to optimize your online presence, do it now so you can post updates and make connections on the go.
Mobile Searches Are Convenient, but Are They Effective?
Having a connection to the entire world in the palm of your hand is convenient, but it is nearly impossible to be certain you’re covering all of your bases in a mobile job search. Not only that, your ideal job opening may not be posted publicly.
While it pays to have a mobile strategy, it also pays to put an expert on your side. A recruiter who works in your niche can connect you with opportunities that you may not ever be able to find online, even if you consider yourself an expert in the world of search.
If you are ready to accelerate your job search, the recruiters at Queen Consulting group can help. We can match you with an opportunity that aligns with your values and helps you achieve your goals. Browse our available opportunities on our job board or contact us today to learn more.