When you’re unemployed and looking for work, it’s hard to shake the feeling that you should be constantly looking for jobs. That hour you spent on the bus can feel like eternity when you just can’t shake the feeling that you should be looking for work.
To ensure that you’re never feeling guilty and to completely reduce the risk of missing out on an opportunity, it is possible to job hunt on the go. If you have a smart phone then you can optimise your spare time commuting by searching for jobs on the go… here’s how.
Know where to look
Any website that’s worth its salt has a mobile site now, and it’s time to take advantage of that. Sites like Indeed and Monster are all compatible on mobile and they’re incredibly simple to navigate on smart platforms like a tablet or even a phone. A spokesperson from helpingu2save.co.uk said: “Responsive design is becoming an ever more important feature of website because people are using their mobiles more and more. It doesn’t matter if its to research a product before purchasing or looking for a new job on LinkedIn”.
Likewise, take a look at places you wouldn’t naturally assume would yield job opportunities on mobile. Websites such as The Guardian have dedicated career sections that are fully available on mobile, so make sure you look beyond specific job sites.
Download the app
If you want to make things really easy, it’s time to download some apps. Many job sites have their own smart application now and the vast majority are free to download. Apps will usually synchronise with other applications such as your email to make applying easier than ever.
It’s highly advisable to download an app that will allow you to either store your CV on the device or access it through a cloud system so you never have to be without access to the document. You need never find yourself without the ability to apply for a job again through lack of the document – finding the right software could not be easier, and for those with an Apple device, simply ensure that you have it uploaded to the iCloud.