Majority of Job Seekers Move Job Searches Mobile

Press Release

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NEW JERSEY, October 27, 2014  – Mobile technology is rapidly changing how job seekers look for new positions, according to a survey by global talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. The results revealed that 90% of job seekers utilize mobile devices to conduct key functions when looking for their next career opportunity. Only one in 10 workers isn’t using mobile applications.


Going mobile keeps job seekers connected and facilitates the quick response needed when applying for an open position.

Greg Simpson SVP & Career Transition Practice Leader


Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 375 job seekers via an online poll in October 2014 asking, “How do you use a mobile device for your job search?” The results found:

Search for jobs 33% 
Research companies 22%
Online networking 20%
Apply for jobs 15%
I don't 10%

“Landing a new position requires more than a great resume – it requires speed, connections and flexibility,” said Greg Simpson, Senior Vice President for the career transition practice at Lee Hecht Harrison. “Mobile technology is profoundly altering the ways job seekers find employers and employers find prospective candidates – enabling companies and job seekers to search smarter, connect faster and hunt anywhere, anytime. Going mobile keeps job seekers connected and facilitates the quick response needed when applying for an open position.”

According to Simpson, today’s mobile technology removes barriers and limitations and provides job seekers with real-time access to job postings, opening up more opportunities than ever before. “It also provides employers access to a much larger talent pool from which to draw. With a mobile device, job seekers can search for positions, apply for jobs that match their profile, connect directly via social networks with recruiters and employers, and get career advice in the moment. Job search behaviors are evolving to take advantage of emerging technology. The savvy job seeker will want to use all the tools now available.”

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