The Right Tool to Find the Right Job - HireClix Survey Identifies Job Seeker Preferred Tools When Conducting Their Job Search

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Job searches on mobile devices have rapidly increased, but computers are still tool-of-choice.

Recruiting Infographic - HireClix Job Search Tools Market Research

Recruiting Infographic - HireClix Job Search Tools Market Research

We are seeing a major shift in how people will spend their recruiting dollars in 2014.

A new survey, conducted by digital recruitment advertising agency HireClix, reveals job seekers’ preferences about the tools and technology they use during their job searches. Although the use of mobile devices in job searches has increased, 94 percent of job seekers say they are most likely to use their computer to search for their next job.

HireClix has created an infographic to depict the survey findings. The infographic is available for download, free of charge, here: http://www.hireclix.com/digital-digits. The data and graphic presentation can also be customized to meet individual publication requirements.

“With nearly half of Americans on smartphones it’s no surprise that more job seekers are searching and applying for jobs via phone,” said Neil Costa, founder and CEO of HireClix. “The takeaway for employers and recruiters is that they need to have a multi-faceted recruitment marketing and hiring strategy. It’s not enough to post job opening on job boards. We are seeing a major shift in how people will spend their recruiting dollars in 2014. Your strategy needs to include a quality mobile experience, use of social media, search engines and creative ways to target passive candidates.”

HireClix’s survey asked more than 1,000 US job seekers (both employed and unemployed) about their use of, and preference for, technology and devices in their job searches. Sixty-four percent said they are likely to use their phone for their job search, while 94 percent said they are likely to use their computer to search for their next job.

Other findings from the survey reveal:

  •     68% of job seekers who are over the age of 45 say they are likely to use their phone in their job search
  •     50% of survey respondents say they would not use their tablet device in a job search
  •     Less than one-third (30%) of people say they would consider using offline resources, like newspapers, magazines, etc, in their job search

“We have seen critical sites in the recruiting space, like LinkedIn, make major improvements to their mobile apply experience because they want to be ready to engage with job seekers through the channel that creates the best user experience,” says Costa. “Corporate recruiting teams need to think about the overall candidate experience and be ready to explain why and how they are targeting candidates while they are on the computer or their mobile device.”

About HireClix

HireClix is a fast-growing digital recruitment advertising agency that helps clients - including Fortune 500 HR departments and national staffing firms – apply the power of on-demand digital marketing to their recruiting processes. HireClix helps clients from a wide variety of industries and organizations, sort through the sometimes overwhelming number of solutions, technologies, media options and job boards in the marketplace and access the metrics they need to make good business decisions. HireClix saves its HR professionals and recruiters time and money by building new recruitment marketing strategies, developing their employment brands and reducing overall costs-per-hire. Learn more at http://www.hireclix.com.

HireClix CEO Neil Costa is available for comment about the survey.

An infographic depicting the survey results in graphic form is available by download for publication at http://www.hireclix.com/digital-digits.

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