SOURCE: Lee Hecht Harrison

October 30, 2014 06:00 ET

Majority of Job Seekers Move Job Searches Mobile

WOODCLIFF LAKE, NJ--(Marketwired - October 30, 2014) - Mobile technology is rapidly changing how job seekers look for new positions, according to a survey by global talent mobility consulting firm Lee Hecht Harrison. The results revealed that 90% of job seekers utilize mobile devices to conduct key functions when looking for their next career opportunity. Only one in 10 workers isn't using mobile applications.

Lee Hecht Harrison surveyed 375 job seekers via an online poll in October 2014 asking, "How do you use a mobile device for your job search?" The results found:

Search for jobs33%
Research companies22%
Online networking20%
Apply for jobs15%
I don't10%

"Landing a new position requires more than a great resume -- it requires speed, connections and flexibility," said Greg Simpson, Senior Vice President for the career transition practice at Lee Hecht Harrison. "Mobile technology is profoundly altering the ways job seekers find employers and employers find prospective candidates -- enabling companies and job seekers to search smarter, connect faster and hunt anywhere, anytime. Going mobile keeps job seekers connected and facilitates the quick response needed when applying for an open position."

According to Simpson, today's mobile technology removes barriers and limitations and provides job seekers with real-time access to job postings, opening up more opportunities than ever before. "It also provides employers access to a much larger talent pool from which to draw. With a mobile device, job seekers can search for positions, apply for jobs that match their profile, connect directly via social networks with recruiters and employers, and get career advice in the moment. Job search behaviors are evolving to take advantage of emerging technology. The savvy job seeker will want to use all the tools now available."

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About Lee Hecht Harrison (LHH)
Lee Hecht Harrison ( is the global talent mobility leader. We connect people to jobs through innovative career transition services and help individuals improve performance through career and leadership development. LHH assists organizations in supporting restructuring efforts, developing leaders at all levels, engaging and retaining critical talent, and maintaining productivity through change -- helping organizations increase profitability by maximizing their return on investment in developing people, while assisting individuals to achieve their full potential.

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