Introducing a Mobile-Friendly Job Application Process

We recently introduced a new Mobile Quick Apply option. The result? A 100% lift in mobile job applications.

ZipRecruiter's easy solution for mobile friendly job search and application process

Mobile usage continues to skyrocket. Anyone who wants to reach and engage this growing channel must create a positive mobile job search experience. Employers and recruiters are no exception to this rule.

Seven out of 10 job seekers already use mobile technology to search for jobs. What’s more, 32% of job seekers have already used a mobile device to apply for a job, while 86% would do so if there was an easy way. (source: SimplyHired)

Although it’s clear that the mobile job search is here to stay, just 13% of employers have mobile-friendly career sites, and only 2% of Fortune 500 companies create job applications with mobile users in mind.

What are we doing to remedy the disconnect?

Our job search pages are already optimized to look great on any device. Now we’ve optimized the mobile actual application process with Mobile Quick Apply.

Mobile users who don’t have a resume on file enter a streamlined application process. With a few simple drop downs and a headline, an applicant can express interest in a job from his mobile device. If the hiring manager likes what she sees, she can request a full resume with a single click and will be alerted when the candidate submits a full resume.

The goal is to reach all qualified candidates regardless of how they prefer to search and apply for jobs, and it seems to be working. In the first week since launching Mobile Quick Apply, we’ve see a 100% increase in mobile applications.

If you’re a ZipRecruiter user, then your jobs already optimized for Mobile and Desktop job seekers. If you haven’t posted a job through ZipRecruiter before, then we encourage you to give us a try and post a job today »

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