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Theres job boards, then theres job board Apps, but are there many smart phone users?

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by ARM Sam, Feb 1, 2011.

  1. ARM Sam

    ARM Sam Bit Poster

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    What are your feelings about using a recruitment/job seeker App to browse jobs and help to improve your job search?

    The obvious benefits are:

    > Using it on the move
    > Saving jobs for later browsing
    > Having all the information readily available on your phone
    > Also the simplicity of using apps

    However, are there many smart phone users out there? How would you feel about using an App as an alternative to job boards?

    Shouldn't a technical recruiter be up-to-date with reaching a technical audience?
     
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2011
  2. Rob1234

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    You dont happen to have an app do you!? :dry
     
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  3. ARM Sam

    ARM Sam Bit Poster

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    No, simply interested to know what job seekers thoughts are on them.
     
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  4. danielno8

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    I use the job serve app. I'm not actively seeking new employment but like to have a browse and often use their app.

    Your question "are the many smartphone users out there?"

    I personally don't know many people who aren't a smartphone user. Especially the industry we are in!
     
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  5. JonnyMX

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    Not sure I'd buy the idea.

    There are some things that are handy to have 'on the move' - like finding the closest place to get a cup of coffee - but I'm not sure that planning a new career is one of them...

    :dry
     
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  6. NZ Kris

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    I agree, and to answer the original question around 250 million smartphones were sold globally just last year, with the figure set to jump considerably this year i would say there is plenty enough smartphone users out their to warrant "an app for that" :rolleyes:
     
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  7. ARM Sam

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    The Jobserve 'connect' app? I've downloaded it and had a look, its seems like a simple to use app but i'm not sure if I like the design. It's also quite poorly rated on the app store. The Monster app looks quite impressive with a home page menu option.

    I read that smart phone use is expected to match laptop and computer use within 2-3 years. So I think the market size will warrant the demand to develop recruitment based apps, but I think they have much greater potential than just as a job seeking tool.

    Perhaps an innovation from job seeking apps to a 'career' apps, where you can search and browse jobs, but also have much deeper functionality, google maps integration to direct you to interview, for example?
     
  8. wagnerk
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    I have the JobcentrePlus App and the IT job board app, while it it easier to browse for job on the PC/laptop. I do once in a while do a quick search on the iPhone to see what's about (depending on the day I've had) :)

    -ken
     
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