Nov 06 2013

Mobile job hunting on the up in Asia

Once upon a time, mobile phones were only used to make calls, send things called SMS messages and play a prehistoric game called Snake, but the times they are a changing.  Today, mobile gaming and chatting has been taken to unprecedented levels and so too has job searching, with insight from our October web analytics showing that the hunt for jobs has widely been taken mobile. One out of three jobseekers in Asia now searches for jobs on a mobile device, according to data aggregated from over 1.5 million individuals. With increased mobility and compatibility across devices and sites, job hunting has never been easier.
In the past three years, job searches carried out on mobile devices has increased three-fold, with mobile job-hunting up from 8 per cent in 2011, to 33 per cent last month. Singaporeans appear to be the most mobile-savvy job-seeking users in Asia, with the highest proportion of mobile job searches in the region, followed closely by Japan and Hong Kong. Vietnam and China, meanwhile, are at the bottom of the pack. Globally speaking, mobile jobseekers are most prevalent in the United Kingdom and Australia, boasting 39.82 per cent and 35.89 per cent respectively.
The devices jobseekers use to hunt down their vacancies have also been undergoing seismic shifts. Since 2011, users seeking jobs on Apple devices have been dropping steadily at rates close to 10 per cent per year, while jobs searched on Samsung devices rose by almost 25 per cent in three years. However, as of 2013, Apple is still the device of choice for job hunters, leading with around 45 per cent of mobile device traffic, as opposed to Samsung’s 30 per cent. Data from our Job Index also shows that more employers now desire candidates with Android programming experience over those specialising in Apple’s iOS platform when hiring application developers.

Once upon a time, mobile phones were only used to make calls, send things called SMS messages, but the times they are a changing.  Today, mobile gaming and chatting has been taken to unprecedented levels and so too has job searching.

One out of three job seekers in Asia now uses his mobile device to search for jobs.

With insight from Recruit.net October web analytics showing that the hunt for jobs has widely been taken mobile. One out of three jobseekers in Asia now searches for jobs on a mobile device, according to data aggregated from over 1.5 million individuals.

In the past three years, job searches carried out on mobile devices has increased three-fold.

Mobile job hunting is up from 8 per cent in 2011, to 33 per cent last month. Singaporeans appear to be the most mobile-savvy job-seeking users in Asia, with the highest proportion of mobile job searches in the region, followed closely by Japan and Hong Kong. Vietnam and China, meanwhile, are at the bottom of the pack. Globally speaking, mobile jobseekers are most prevalent in the United Kingdom and Australia, boasting 39.82 per cent and 35.89 per cent respectively.

The devices jobseekers use to hunt down their vacancies have also been undergoing seismic shifts.

Since 2011, users seeking jobs on Apple devices have been dropping steadily at rates close to 10 per cent per year while jobs searched on Samsung devices rose by almost 25 per cent in three years.

However, as of 2013, Apple is still the device of choice for job hunters, leading with around 45 per cent of mobile device traffic, as opposed to Samsung’s 30 per cent. Data from the Recruit.net Job Index also shows that more employers now desire candidates with Android programming experience over those specialising in Apple’s iOS platform when hiring application developers.

Image: Apple and Samsung market share among 1.5 million jobseekers in APAC during October 2013

Image: Apple and Samsung market share among 1.5 million jobseekers in APAC during October 2013

With mobile devices looking to take over personal computers as the preferred devices to access the internet by 2014, these job seeking trends look to continue, and the big question will be whether or not mobile job applications will become a viable alternative to the traditional job application process.
Sep 25 2013

Recruit.net continues global expansion with launch in 4 new countries.

We are happy to announce the launch of new job search engines in Indonesia, Ireland, Netherlands, and South Africa as we continue our international expansion and intention to offer deliver the best job search experience to users globally.
Recruit.net powers more than 1 million job searches per day and now offers localized job search in 18 countries around the world.
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We are happy to announce the launch of new job search engines in Indonesia, Ireland, Netherlands and South Africa as we continue our international expansion and focus on delivering the best job search experience to users globally.

Recruit.net powers more than 1 million job searches per day and now offers localized job search in 18 countries around the world.

As always we actively encourage your feedback, comments and suggestions.

Apr 23 2013

Recruit.net REDUX – bigger, better, faster

Our focus at Recruit.net is to cater to the needs of the job seeker. Our belief from day 1 was that if we delivered the best job search experience to our users then everything else would fall into place. It is based on that conviction that we have grown from a 2 person project into a global network of 14 localized job search engines, with over 1 million registered users, powering more than 30 million job searches per month.

The core of our service and our mission is to help people finds jobs and this has now been reflected in our new corporate tag line.

Today we are introducing a new re-engineered Recruit.net that provides a faster, richer, job search experience.

Some highlights:

Bigger, faster engine. Imagine replacing a single propeller airplane with a turbo charged jet. The goal here is deliver faster, more powerful search results from the thousands of web sites around the world.
New design. Clean, simple, search based design that helps you search, sort, filter and save the job listings.
Social connections. A new interface that allows you to leverage your social networks to find contacts and friends of friends that work at specific companies which are interesting to you.
Trending companies. A new feature which displays trending companies that are actively hiring based on the moving average of jobs they have posted online.
  • Bigger, faster engine. Imagine replacing a single propeller airplane with a turbo charged jet. The goal here is deliver faster, more powerful search results from the thousands of web sites around the world.
  • New design. Clean, simple, search based design that helps you search, sort, filter and save the job listings.
  • Social connections. A new interface that allows you to leverage your social networks to find contacts and friends of friends that work at specific companies which are interesting to you.
  • Trending companies. A new feature which displays trending companies that are actively hiring based on the moving average of jobs they have posted online.
More changes are on the way as we continue our focus and 100% commitment to delivering the best job search service to our users. As always we actively encourage your feedback, comments and suggestions.
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Oct 30 2012

Apple-Android war takes to the job market

The Apple-Android smartphone battle is fast making its way from courtroom to the interview room. Data from recruitment portal Recruit.net shows that when hiring application developers, more employers now favour candidates with Android programming experience over those specialising in Apple’s iOS platform.

The term “Android” which refers to Google’s mobile operating system appears in 14,733 of the global job listings, while “iPhone” and “iOS” mentions trail sharply behind at 8,847 and 11,264 respectively.

The pattern speaks to the increasing number of smartphone and tablet users opting for Android which has been made popular by products from Google, Samsung and Amazon over arch rival Apple and their iOS platform which runs on iPad’s and iPhone’s

A Gartner survey conducted earlier this year found that Android devices now account for 56 per cent of smartphone market share globally, with iOS devices attributing for just 23 per cent.

Data from Recruit.net’s Job Index (see below) meanwhile point to a widening disparity between mentions of the platforms in job listings.

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Demand gap between Android and iOS developers continues to widen.
Sep 27 2011

Dow Jones partners with Recruit.net for Wall Street Journal Asia online Jobs Solution.

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Dow Jones has selected Recruit.net as their job distribution partner for their expansion into Asian markets. The new job solution will include online job distribution for FINS Asia and the Wall Street Journal across China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Singapore.

The Recruit.net job platform has over 4 million jobs across 13 countries and powers over 1 million job searches per day.

Dow Jones is our newest job distribution partner and will further enable our mission of providing high quality job seeker traffic to our advertisers.