The method in which to search and apply for jobs has changed immeasurably in the last few decades. In the current digital age, jobseekers have the ability to access information 24/7, from wherever they may be in the world.

The shift in consumer behaviour means that job boards must cater to the demand, making the application process as seamless as possible.

Below we take a look at key insights into how the modern jobseeker applies for jobs.

 

Key Insights

  • 52.8% of jobseekers use their mobile phone to search for jobs ‘most of the time’
  • 39.5% of jobseekers use their laptop or desktop computer to search for jobs ‘most of the time’
  • 7.7% of jobseekers use their tablet to search for jobs ‘most of the time’

 

  • 48% of jobseekers use their mobile phone to search for jobs daily
  • 45.6% of jobseekers use their laptop or desktop computer to search for jobs daily
  • 45.6% of jobseekers use their tablet to search for jobs daily

 

  • 39.6% of jobseekers cited ‘the ability to instantly view jobs which match their CV’ as the most important feature of a job website
  • 22.7% of jobseekers cited ‘a mobile app where they can find and apply for jobs easily’ as the most important feature of a job website
  • 18.9% of jobseekers cited ‘the ability to apply for a job with one click’ as the most important feature of a job website

 

Responses acquired between 23rd February 2019 and 15th April 2019.

Based on an Aviation Job Search survey of 753 jobseekers.