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Senior professionals increasingly using mobiles for job search

December 03, 2012 20:25 IST

The use of technology is no longer limited to the young, more and more senior professionals are increasingly making use of high-end smart phones for career management activities, according to HeadHonchos.com, a job search and career portal exclusively for senior professionals.

"The share of traffic from mobile devices has doubled to its site in the last 12 months. This is indicative of the fact that more and more senior professionals are making use of high end smart phones for their career management activities," HeadHonchos.com said.

It also reflects that a greater number of senior professionals are relying on mobile Internet to log on to job search portals, while on the go, it added.

"Job search by senior professionals is a very personal and confidential activity. Smart phones and tablets allow users to do their job search on the move, in complete confidence and away from their desktop PCs. As one never knows when one is face to face with a suitable opportunity, people prefer to stay updated on mobile," speaking about the trend HeadHonchos.com CEO Uday Sodhi said.

The company said it found that amongst the operating systems used to access the senior job search portal, there has been a massive increase of 255 per cent in access via Android devices in the last 12 months, followed by increase in access via iOS (108 per cent) and Blackberry (61 per cent).

Together the three operating systems, Android, Blackberry and iOS make up for most of the mobile traffic, it said.

From the product perspective a chunk of traffic comes from Apple (36 per cent) and Samsung (23 per cent) devices.

The largest growth in traffic has come from Samsung devices and this has grown at double the pace at which traffic from Apple devices has grown, it added.

Tablets are fast becoming an important device for job search for senior professionals.

From almost a negligible share in usage last year, almost 30 per cent of all mobile traffic usage is from tablets.

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