It's a new year, and the usual predictions abound about what will be hot in 2012. Based on what I've read and experienced first-hand, mobile recruiting is a recruiting trend we as recruiters should keep an eye on. Prospective job seekers that aren’t currently using their smartphones during their job search, should be to maximize their search with the type of speed that only the mobile internet can provide.
MSNBC recently reported that 25 percent of people use their smartphones rather than their computers for most of their Web surfing, so you can bet a lot of recruiting/ job hunting is taking place on mobile devices. This will most certainly only increase in 2012, so whether you are a recruiter or are a candidate seeking your next professional position, remember the internet is powerful tool that you now carry around in your pocket. In addition, this access allows for a much faster engagement process for all involved.