One technology that is becoming more and more prevalent is the mobile website. When you are searching for a job, timing can be everything. Being able to access job websites on the go can mean the difference between getting an application or resume in early versus waiting until you can get access to a computer and it is too late. Most of the major jobsites have mobile capability so I wanted to take a few minutes to review some options.
Monster – m.monster.com – Very easy to use. Search jobs by title, skill set and location. If you have a profile it is quite easy to apply very quickly. You can also upload and access resumes attached to your profile for quick editing to add job specific details. You can even save jobs so you can access them later from a computer if you need to do more detailed editing or cover letter preparation.
Dice – m.dice.com – Also a very easy to use. Search by skills/keywords and location. Similar to Monster you can apply directly from your phone if you have a resume and profile updated. Another cool feature is search agents. You can create a custom key word search (example: Desktop Support Windows 7) and it will email you new results when a job matches your particular search string. This can be a great way to respond quickly to positions as soon as they are updated on Dice. You can also save and email job postings for follow up later similar to Monster’s mobile site.
CareerBuilder – mobile.careerbuilder.com – Similar functionality to the other two. While it does not have the search agents that Dice does, CareerBuilder allows you to sort search results by relevance, date added, distance and company. This can be helpful if you are targeting specific areas or companies. It is also a quick way to respond to jobs that have been updated recently.
I certainly expect improvements over time but being able to access jobs on the go with a tablet or phone is a great tool to keep up to date on the most current jobs during your search.