17 April 2012

Jobstreet Mobile App: Get Hired

Finding the right job may not be the easiest task. In a recent survey by the Institute for Labor Studies, young people find job hunting as a labyrinthine experience. It’s a period of transition and a time for venturing and exploring unknown grounds.
It is a time for learning and a challenging time filled with doubt and anxiety.  Add to the challenge, the increase in the pool of jobseekers this year. More than 480,000 will graduate from college and will join the race for jobs. What then should jobseekers look forward to?
What are job opportunities  for 2012?

Based on the industry study conducted by JobStreet.com, job seekers can expect more than 2 million jobs this year.  Last year, there were 2.7 million job vacancies posted in online and print media, more than 40% of which were posted in JobStreet.com, and with this year’s economic outlook on the upswing we are expecting at least the same or even more. JobStreet’s Marketing Director, Yoda Buyco shares, “We are very happy that the country’s top employers have entrusted us with majority of their job vacancies."
Of the 2.7 Million job vacancies 64% are local, while 36% are jobs overseas. The following are the most in demand local and overseas industries and specializations.
The top local industries were 1) IT enabled services/ Business Process Outsourcing, 2) Manufacturing & Production, 3) Retail & Merchandise, 4) Computer & Information Technology, 5) Construction/ Building & Engineering.
The top local specializations are 1) Engineering & Technology, 2) Customer Service, 3) IT/Computer 4) Finance, 5) Sales 6) Business Administration & 7) Clerical & Administrative support 8) Human Resources 9) Healthcare (doctors, nurses, medical support, pharmacy) and 10) Food, beverage & restaurant services specializations. 
For jobs overseas, the top industries were 1) Healthcare, 2) Transportation & Logistics, 3) Heavy Industrial, Machinery & Equipment, 4) Hotel & Hospitality, and 5) Consulting.

How do jobseekers  find jobs today?
In today’s digital age, where the rate of innovation is at its fastest, the job application process has evolved to require less physical effort. Jobseekers can either immediately apply through online job portals or send emails directly to company websites.
A recent JobStreet.com survey showed that most jobseekers nowadays resort to online sources to seek employment. Two of the top four practices for job searching and application are done online. They include: using online job portals/ job sites and scanning through company websites, the others are referrals through friends or personal network, and walking-in to offices.
Get ahead of the jobhunting race
With JobStreet.com’s commitment to make job hunting the easiest and most convenient through its innovations, jobseekers can find their dream jobs right at their fingertips with its latest offering- the JobStreet Mobile App.  
The Mobile App also comes in with new helpful features. If you see a job you’re interested in but can’t check the details immediately you can simply click the save job button so you can view the details at a later time, even while you’re offline.  If you can’t squeeze in searching for jobs in your hectic schedule, you can view the latest recommendations and job matches from LiNa, your personal career agent, in the job alerts tab. The job alerts that you will receive will be based on your set preferences and your profile. These are some of the feaures that one can enjoy with the Mobile App, and with JobStreet’s commitment to its development, there are certainly a lot more to look forward to in the near future.




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