Job application made easy with the SEEK mobile app
Mobile technology may have only exploded in the last decade or so, but its impact on our lives has been so significant that it’s hard to imagine a time before it. From photos and music to social media and messaging, it’s added a level of convenience and ease to our daily lives that we now take for granted.
That same technology is now being used to make the job-hunting process less daunting and labour intensive for job seekers. The SEEK mobile app functionality allows candidates to quickly and easily tailor job applications anywhere, at any time, from the palm of their hand, which means an ever-increasing volume of candidate applications for recruiters and employers.
Mobile applications on the rise
In 2018, 45% of all job applications submitted on SEEK were made using the SEEK app, and this figure is growing rapidly. More and more SEEK users are now submitting a perfectly tailored job application while they wait for their morning coffee or commute to their current job and regaining their precious evenings and weekends to do what they enjoy.
Michael Ilczynski, Managing Director ANZ at SEEK says the key features including in the SEEK app are a response to the worldwide shift to mobile. “We’ve seen that innovation plays a significant role in helping Aussies find fulfilling jobs and careers. Technology is a critical part in delivering solutions of the future and no other company in the space offers the breadth and depth of functionality across all mobile platforms that SEEK offers.”
Making it easier for candidates to apply
For recruiters and employers, it’s helpful to know how the SEEK app is making it easier and faster for candidates to apply. They can:
- Upload up to 10 tailored resumes to pick and choose from. For example, they can order their previous experience so that the most relevant roles appear at the start of their resume or list their interests with an eye on how they fit in with the specific roles they’re applying for.
- Tailor their cover letter right in the app or upload different versions from cloud services like Dropbox and Google Drive.
- Update their SEEK Profile directly in the app using keywords that make them more visible to employers and recruiters like you who are searching for talent like them.
It’s important to remember however that despite the rapidly changing technology, there’s no substitute for a perfectly crafted resume that clearly demonstrates a candidate’s suitability for a role. The mobile app just enhances their ability to do that more conveniently, ensuring more profiles have quality resumes attached for your viewing.