Job Search Trends: 1 in 5 job Seekers Use Mobile Device To Search Jobs

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LinkUp, the vertical search engine for jobs, recently released Q1 2011 data showing mobile visitor activity. LinkUp reported that mobile traffic jumped to 20.8% of overall first quarter traffic, up from 1.1% the same period a year ago.

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Mobile Job Seeker Traffic by Device (Q1 2011)

Direct mobile traffic was our fastest growing segment throughout the first quarter of 2011...With devices like the iPad and other tablets increasing in popularity, we anticipate job hunting to continue its fast-paced migration towards mobile

LinkUp, the vertical search engine for jobs, recently released Q1 2011 data showing mobile visitor activity. LinkUp reported that mobile traffic jumped to 20.8% of overall first quarter traffic, up from 1.1% the same period a year ago.

Washington, D.C. led all regions with the largest percentage of mobile traffic, recording 56% of all job seekers coming from a mobile device. Followed by Illinois (31.7%), Georgia (31.3%), Mississippi (30.8%) and Texas (28.4%). The states that showed the lowest percentage of mobile visitors were Nebraska, Arkansas, Iowa and the Dakotas.

Topping the list of cities was Chicago, sending 6.5% of overall mobile job seeker traffic, followed by New York, Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Minneapolis. These 5 cities sent nearly 25% of all mobile traffic to the search engine.

“Direct mobile traffic was our fastest growing segment throughout the first quarter of 2011,” commented Toby Dayton, LinkUp’s President and CEO. “With devices like the iPad and other tablets increasing in popularity, we anticipate job hunting to continue its fast-paced migration towards mobile.”

79.7% of visitors used an Android device to find jobs, this is up from 21.2%, for the same period last year. The iPhone fell from dominating last year’s first quarter numbers at 62.1%, down to 12.3% in Q1 2011. Blackberry came in just under 0.5% for all job seekers.

About LinkUp
LinkUp is a job search engine indexing only jobs that are found on company websites. The search engine does not list any jobs from other job boards, nor does it allow anyone to post jobs directly to the site. Rather, LinkUp currently lists about 725,000 job openings indexed and updated daily from approximately 21,000 company websites throughout the U.S. LinkUp offers mobile job apps for Android, iPhone/iPod, and iPad.

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