Smartphones have quickly become a commuter’s best friend, giving us vast choice of on the go entertainment such as games, music, movies, online books, news, email…. The list is endless! In the past year smart technology has advanced so much that it now allows you to take advantage of ‘dead time’ by managing your job hunting process whilst on the move. Most people spend hours of their precious time trying to source their next job opportunity and going through the same application process over and over again. With great jobs hard to come by these days, it’s time to use this technology to set you apart from the rest and get a better chance of securing the job you want.
People Source has found that 86% of job seekers use their phone to find a new job. Most job boards are now optimised to be viewable on pretty much any device, and in a bid to increase their profile in the prolific smartphone culture, a few of the bigger job boards like Monster and Jobsite have now developed their own mobile app allowing you to set up a profile and apply for jobs at the click of a button. Jobsite even have a QR code on their website allowing you to instantly download their app. You can search for jobs, set up saved searches and apply directly from your phone. Most job boards will email you regular job updates, so you don’t miss out on any opportunities.
Some great apps like ‘Interview Prep Questions’ for iPhone and Android are a perfect way to prepare for that big job interview and nail the job you want. There are lots of interview prep apps out there that will test your knowledge on a particular subject tailored to the job you are applying for such as the ‘.NET Interview Preparation’
Networking is the key to finding the perfect employer. Use your commuting/lunch time wisely by spending 15-30 minutes on Linked in every day to increase your network, follow companies you are interested in working for, build your online presence and put yourself at the forefront of the market! This will increase your visibility as an industry professional and open up your lines of communication with relevant recruiters.
Smart technology allows you to be much more responsive, take advantage of the ability to instantly email whilst on the move and stay ahead of your competition by responding quickly to your recruiter.
People Source have a brand new website that is optimised for smart phones and tablets that makes job hunting in the IT sector simple and easy. You can view current jobs and apply direct from wherever you are, whilst keeping abreast of up to date industry news and taking advantage of a range of hints and tips to help you impress your interviewer!
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