Mobile App for Job Seekers?Posted: October 24, 2011
What helps employers doesn’t necessarily benefit job seekers, as most of us know. In fact, as often as not, whatever it is seems to actually work against job seekers, making it harder for them to rise to the top of the search pile. However, a mobile phone application called TalentBrew Mobile might eventually help job seekers, even though it’s initially directed at companies that need to manage their job listings.
The new app, launched by TMP Worldwide, is supposed to make companies’ job listings “a lot more friendly to people job-searching on a smartphone” (according to Todd Raphael of ERE.net). Not being a heavy smartphone user myself, I might find this less exciting than it would be to those who do use their smartphones extensively and who are also in active or semi-active job-search mode.
The product is so new it’s only being beta-tested by one major client, but if that proves successful or even highly promising, we’ll probably be seeing and hearing more about the app in the future. In the meantime, the jury’s still out on this one, but it’s a topic you might want to keep a watchful eye on—particularly if you’re an enthusiastic smartphone user. Being an early adopter, if you’re smart about it, can help jumpstart your job search.