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October 29th, 2013 at 10:43 am

Mobile trends in job searching

The number of mobile job seekers will climb to 50% by the end of 2015.

Simply Hired reports in a new survey on job search trends that the use of mobile devices for job seeking continues to increase. Simply Hired found that 30% of its job search traffic came from mobile devices. LinkedIn reported a similar trend in the third quarter of 2013, with mobile accounting for 38% of unique visitors.

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Simply Hired expects the number of mobile users to climb to 50% by the end of 2015, with usage spread across platforms and job categories. Platforms currently used by Simply Hired visitors include Android (44%), with iOS (29%) and Windows (26%) following closely behind. 75% of job clicks came from mobile phones and 25% came from tablets.

Job seekers who use a mobile device spend more time looking than those using a computer. Mobile users are 30% more likely to have a second session in the same month. They click on 60% more job postings, and they spend longer looking at those jobs (+27%). They also spend 25% more time on the site and view more jobs (+25%).

However, as in the past, mobile users tend to switch to their computers for more in-depth investigation of job leads, and to actually apply. That’s because the application process can be tedious from a phone or tablet, even though companies are working to streamline the process to make it easier for candidates to apply.

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Via Job Search

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