Jobstreet introduces new app for jobseekers

ONLINE job search engine Jobstreet.com has introduced an application that helps jobseekers find their "dream job" through their smartphones.

Dubbed as Jobstreet.com Mobile App, this application offers a convenient way for the users to look for a job wherever they are.

"What's really good about the app is the convenience it gives in whatever place you are. For example, those who are stuck in traffic, they can find their dream job while they wait," said Jobstreet.com senior marketing specialist Maricar Olaivar Estrabo in an interview with Sun.Star Davao.

In a press release, the mobile app was designed for an easy and more convenient job search and application.

Jobstreet.com marketing services and communication manager Eileen G. Camarillo said that just like its online version, users are able to search and apply for a job and can share the job postings to their friends via e-mail. They can also save the job posting in their accounts to apply later, to name a few.

The app is available on App Store, Google Play, Blackberry World, and Windows Market. For those whose phone is running on iOS or Android can use the map to find the location of the company.

To use, the user must download the free app and key in his username and password. Once logged in, all users’ information will be automatically synchronized with his Jobstreet.com account.

"The only limitation is that you can't make a resume on the app. So you have to be a member of Jobstreet,com first. But if you have a resume on the site already, you can submit it through the app," said Camarillo.

Estrabo said they are currently developing map features for phones running in BlackBerry and Windows operating systems. Since many jobs are specialized, they are also developing better job search filters that will enable jobseekers match their skills with specialized jobs.

JobStreet.com reports that job applications coming from the mobile app and mobile web rose to 18 percent as of July 2013 from 8 percent of July 2012.

"These are very promising numbers and we expect it to rise each month. What do these results mean to us? We humbly say that we are bringing more and more Filipinos closer to their dream jobs. And by so doing, we hope that we are able to improve their lives through better careers," Jobstreet.com country manager Grace Colet said in a statement.

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