Here at Spark Hire, we want to help candidates find their dream jobs using the power of online video. We get a lot of questions from readers about how to use online video in their search for a great job. These posts will address those questions about how to find success in your job search.
Question: How do I use mobile apps as part of my job search? What are the best ways to integrate them into my job search strategy? –John from Dallas
What a great question! Mobile technology has crossed so many boundaries lately and it continues to advance. There are mobile apps for almost everything now- and that includes your job search. Now you no longer have to apply for jobs in front of your computer, but can search, apply and even record video all from your mobile device. The job search is rough and time-consuming. If you are currently searching for a new position then you are fully aware of that fact. It’s often said that searching for a full-time job is a full-time job in and of itself. So when you are presented with something that can make your search easier and shave off some of the time you spend, it’s best to make use of it.
Mobile apps for your job search are best used as a supplement to your traditional, online search. It’s certainly possible to do all of your job searching on your mobile device, but it’s best to use it as a supplement to your regular search. For instance, if you are currently employed but seeking new employment, you may etch out a time to job search and apply to positions after work. Time is of the essence and it can be difficult to search for a job while you already have one. If you are using job search mobile apps though, you can pull out your phone on your lunch break, take a look at available jobs through your app and mark which ones you are interested in to apply later. You can even job search while you’re on the train on your way to work with these apps. With this you are saving tons of time in your search.
Depending on what mobile apps you have, you can even interview for jobs to a certain degree on your phone. With the Spark Hire mobile app, you can record a video for your Profile Video, or more widely known as your video resume. That way you can send employers a 60-second video explaining why you are the best candidate for the position. They can see your personality and communication skills much more than in a traditional paper resume. With Spark Hire’s mobile app, you can also record a one-way video interview for employers to view. With a one-way video interview on Spark Hire, employers ask you a series of questions- generally the traditional phone interview questions- and you can answer the questions in video format. With the mobile app, you can record them right on your mobile device without having to get on a computer at all. You can basically do it anywhere! (Anywhere quiet and appropriate, that is.) This saves you a ton of time and is extremely convenient.
Mobile apps are there for two reasons: to make our lives easier and to make them more entertaining. With job search mobile apps, it’s all about making your life easier when looking for your dream position. So go out there, download a job search mobile app and explore the amazing convenience it brings!
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