Smartphone adoption has grown faster than any other consumer technology in history—including the PC revolution in the 80s, internet boom in the 90s and social media today. With worldwide mobile internet usage set to surpass desktop over the next year, the number of job searches coming from mobile is rapidly increasing. Now, more than ever, it’s important to offer a mobile-optimized site experience for job candidates.
We’re already seeing the impact mobile has on the recruiting process. Today, one-third of visits to Indeed come directly from mobile devices. Our mobile traffic has more than doubled over the last year, and our Job Search app for iOS and Android is the #1 job search app worldwide.
However, very few companies – even the largest employers – have a career site that lets mobile visitors easily find or apply to jobs. The fact that job candidates can’t apply from their mobile devices creates a serious recruiting disadvantage. If you’re an employer, you need to make sure your jobs can be found in mobile search and most importantly, give people the ability to apply directly from mobile devices.
To solve this problem, we developed Indeed Apply:
With Indeed Apply, qualified candidates can easily apply to jobs on desktop and mobile devices with a cover letter and an Indeed Resume, or a traditional resume file. Over half a million jobs on Indeed and our partner sites now support Indeed Apply. These jobs are clearly labeled in Indeed’s search results to let users know which jobs have this easy application method.
Since its launch last year, more than 23 million job applications have been submitted via Indeed Apply, with 3.4 million in the past 30 days alone.
How it Works
Indeed Apply is available to every employer for free. For employers with career sites, Indeed Apply can be integrated directly with your site or with your Applicant Tracking System (ATS). A list of ATSes that currently offer Indeed Apply can be found here. If your ATS doesn’t offer Indeed Apply or you’d like to add it directly to your career site, contact us.
If you don’t have a dedicated career site, jobs that you post directly on Indeed will automatically include Indeed Apply and be optimized for mobile viewing, appropriately displayed on mobile devices and be ready to receive applications from mobile candidates. When someone applies, you’ll receive applicants the same way that you do today – either through an applicant tracking system (ATS) or sent directly to you by email. By using Indeed Apply on all of your jobs, you’ll reach more tech-savvy, qualified candidates, and ultimately make more hires.
Contact us to learn more about setting up Indeed Apply for your jobs, and help candidates apply to your jobs, from wherever they are.