Mobile Technology is Taking the Job Market by Storm

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Ireland’s jobseekers are looking at new ways to job search and communicate with recruiters. More and more companies are embracing mobile technology to reach out to jobseekers and make finding a job and communication that much easier. Recruitment firm Principle are the first company to embrace this and have just launched the 2nd version of their mobile jobs app which features real time access.

Since mobile technology has come about, more and more industries are welcoming it in order to benefit their businesses and this is no different for the recruitment agencies, companies and jobseekers within the recruitment industry.

Mobile recruitment apps are rumoured to be the way forward; the newest way to recruit; where jobseekers are looking for employment and where recruitment companies are investing their money. Jobseekers of today no longer want their bosses looking over their shoulder or to be taking a phone interview in hushed tones down the corridor; they want to find a job the easy way – which is on the move and around the clock but more importantly, at their fingertips.

Originally, job seekers bought the newspaper to look and apply for jobs until jobs board over took a proportion of the market in how they job searched. This take over is likely to happen again; with mobile technology rumoured to become one of the main ways for jobseekers to find a job. Advances in technology and the increased availability of smartphones is allowing jobseekers to apply on their phones at the click of a button and this is what jobseekers like; it’s quick, easy and can be done 24/7. Cisco have speculated that “the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the world’s population in 2012”, giving recruiters all the more reason to take advantage of smartphone usage and launch a mobile recruitment app.

Recruitment firms act on behalf of most companies; advertising positions and screening candidates on their behalf. In order to attract the highly skilled jobseeker, firms need to embrace and adapt mobile technology to reach them. They need to go to the greatest measures to catch the eye of today’s tech-savvy jobseekers. Some say advertising positions on job boards simply isn’t enough anymore and with so many jobseekers in today’s Irish market with similar skill sets, innovation and moving forward with the times is what is takes to stay in the game.

One recruitment company that is on the ball in terms of this market change is Principle. Principle are a leading recruitment firm based in Dublin that specialise in the Technology, Media & Marketing, Finance and Human Resource roles. They offer a free mobile jobs app and have recently launched Version 2 which is not only a jobs portal for today’s jobseeker, but real time 24/7 access to their online record. This feature allows the jobseeker to apply for any job on the go, track their application, view their interview details, update their profile, set up job alerts, view consultant contacts details and much much more. All in all, this app makes applying for a job extremely easy and on top of that, it’s free!

Peter Hughes, Director in Principle, believes that “by launching Principle’s latest App in the current times, it is truly a ground-breaking change that has evolved how jobseekers search for jobs, apply for jobs, track their application and communicate. The market is moving forward from sitting in front of a desktop for hours on end and applying for jobs; it’s all about doing things on the go and in as little time as possible. This is what our updated app offers: quick and easy access to the latest jobs whenever and wherever the jobseeker likes. It gives the candidate a round the clock communication portal where they can see the status or progress of their application. Candidates no longer have to wait untll outside office hours to be able to communicate with their recruitment consultant, this app does it for them; informing them each step of the way.”

Arithon, a leading recruitment solutions company who worked alongside Principle to develop this App also believe that the market is moving towards mobile technology and smart phones – “mobile web traffic has now surpassed computer internet traffic so it is important that recruitment agencies adapt to the changes of the industry and re evaluate the ways in which people will begin to look for jobs in the future.” Mr. Hughes, Principle, states he “couldn’t agree more with the thinking of Arithon” and with the launch of Version 2 of their recruitment app, Principle have without a doubt adapted to industry changes and already they have started to notice an increase in applications coming in through their app as opposed to their online website.

This Jobs app is currently available for the iPhone and Android phones.

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