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Tonight’s the Night Job-seekers Will Be Searching for Jobs on Their Phones

by Apr 9, 2013, 5:56 am ET

job_search_indeedDid I say Wednesday’s when you should post jobs? OK, maybe — for people looking for jobs from a desktop or laptop. But new data from the hot job-search site Indeed shows that job-seekers using their mobile devices to find work are doing it more often Tuesday night than any other time.

Indeed’s mobile-device traffic has more than doubled over the past year, and a third of its searches are coming via mobile. Here’s what its data is showing:

Here — above — you can see web-based and mobile-based traffic on Indeed during a week. The web traffic peaks around 11 a.m. (local time). That web traffic picks back up after work. As far as mobile, you can see how it really picks up at night. Tuesday is, by a hair, the biggest day for mobile.

    This is what a day looks like, showing mobile as a percentage of overall Indeed search traffic. You can see that in the morning a high percentage of Indeed searchers are doing it with a mobile device. Meanwhile, nighttime is a busy time for mobile job searches (Tuesday more so than any other day).

This is what a day looks like, showing mobile as a percentage of overall Indeed search traffic. You can see that in the morning a high percentage of Indeed searchers are doing it with a mobile device. Meanwhile, nighttime is a busy time for mobile job searches (Tuesday more so than any other day).

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  • Robert Dromgoole

    And still most people can’t apply for a job online. I feel like corporate HRIS and recruiting is like the proverbial rabbit, staring down the upcoming truck. We hear it. We see it coming. But yet still no one can apply.

    A third of its traffic. Wow. A third. And it’s doubled in 1-year. Next year will be the first there will be more people job searching on their phones. And still we’re not ready.

  • Mellanie Rittenour

    I can’t disagree more! Our company not only allows candidates to apply online, but we do pre-employment testing, onboarding paperwork, and even interviewing online! I think this will be a situation that the company that continues to be the most agile and dynamic will come out on top.

  • http://www.sourcemob.com Nancy Ritzman

    It is not enough anymore to be able to apply online (that is a given!), you need to be able to apply on a mobile enabled platform. To gain a higher Apply Rate, you need to do what you can to make the job search and application process as easy as possible for Candidates or they will go to the competitor’s site.

    A mobile enabled or responsive career site will automatically size the pages to the device the applicant is using, eliminating the bother of scrolling around to find anything or to try to type in their information. This is not the same as just going to a company’s regular website – unless the pages are all mobile enabled. 30% of candidates are predicted to apply for jobs via smartphones or tablets in the very near future. Are you ready?

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