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Employers aren’t keeping up as job hunters go mobile

You’re hiking in the woods when your smartphone buzzes with a job alert, or better yet, an e-mail from a prospective employer looking to schedule an interview. You compose a response, propose some dates, and, after nailing down the appointment, return to the trail with a smile on your face and hope in your heart.

Today’s mobile age means never having to miss a job lead or opportunity, but job hunting via smartphone is not necessarily quick, simple, or easy. As job seekers turn to mobile devices in record numbers, they may quickly find that employers are not keeping up, maintaining career and recruiting sites that include long questionnaires, multiple materials to download or upload, and other features that just don’t translate to hand-held technology.

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