When was the last time you searched for something on a desktop computer? Your phone? I bet your phone searches outnumber your desktop searches by a landslide.
Just the same, when it comes to looking for a job, more people are using phones than a desktop computer as a primary device. Of course, the laptop still comes out on top as the primary job search device, but it’s losing momentum, and the mobile phone is catching up fast.
According a recent study conducted by my team at MedReps.com, in 2012, 59 percent of medical sales job seekers reported primarily using their laptop, and 11 percent used a mobile phone in their job search. Just two years later, that number is down to 44 percent using laptops, while mobile job seekers rose to 27 percent.
We are moving away from the desktop and laptops to a mobile, more social-media focused approach in the job search, and it’s changing things big time. As a job seeker, it’s important you are aware of these changes so you can stay ahead of the curve, particularly in highly competitive industries.
I predict this shift to mobile use will change the future of the job search the following ways: