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Job hunters going ever more mobile, says Seek

"Seek, and you shall find", the saying goes. And we're increasingly going mobile when it comes to search; the number of Kiwis using cell phones to look for jobs is up 60 percent, according to Seek.

"Seek, and you shall find", the saying goes. And we're increasingly going mobile when it comes to search; the number of Kiwis using cell phones to look for jobs is up 60 percent, according to Seek.

Visitors to Seek's mobile site almost tripled in the last seven months, with jobhunters conducting more than100,000  searches on their mobile phones in June.

Seek NZ general manager Janet Faulding says convenience and accessibility is important in today's environment.

"Jobseekers don’t want to be confined by location or access to a computer when looking for a new role, they want a service that fits with their pace of life and mobility. The daily commute, lunch breaks or even the departure lounges at the airport are now all jobseeking locations."

In the past eight months, the company launched two dedicated mobile tools, Seek Mobile and Seek Mobile Apply, which allow users to search its listings from a cell phone and instantly apply for any role.

“Not only does this offer convenience but discretion, the two things top of mind for all Kiwi jobseekers.”

A recent study by jobs.co.nz found that 40 percent of respondents were using social media on their job hunt, and the majority and 27 percent would use it to research companies they were interested in.