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The mobile era is upon us in full force, and the numbers speak for themselves. According to a 2016 comScore report, the use of smartphones increased by nearly 80 per cent in just a few short years, but how does this incredible uptick in popularity apply to recruitment? 

Turns out job seekers have embraced mobile with open arms. In fact, LinkedIn’s Mobile Recruiting Handbook claims 72 per cent of candidates seeking employment have visited at least one company’s mobile site and nearly 50 per cent have applied for a position via a mobile device. 

As an HR professional, the need to embrace mobile is greater than ever before, as it’s become THE way to source, contact, and hire the perfect candidates for the job. From posting job ads and conducting interviews to actually hiring a candidate, these top 5 mobile recruitment apps will allow you to embrace the full potential of mobile, help you hire more candidates, and give you the results you’re looking for.

1. LinkedIn Recruiter

LinkedIn Recruiter

LinkedIn has over 400 million active professionals in its network, making it the go-to place to discover new talent. As the primary mobile recruiting app for a number of recruiters, LinkedIn Recruiter gives you access to a sea of potential candidates and allows you to interact with the very best prospects whenever and wherever you want. 

This dynamic recruiting app keeps you updated with up-to-the-minute developments every time a profile is edited, a new application is saved, and much more. Plus, it has a powerful search engine with the ability to rerun saved searches.

You can also use it to directly call or message potential candidates, share candidate profiles, take notes during phone interviews or screenings and save them to a candidate’s profile. The app allows you to conduct lightning-fast profile searches, making it the number one app for recruiters everywhere.

2. HireVue


Taking full advantage of the incredible features and potential of today’s mobile devices, HireVue is a unique mobile interview app allowing recruiters and HR pros to send interview questions directly to the inboxes of candidates. 

From essay or multiple-choice questions to video responses via the device’s camera, the interview questions and answers can be conducted in many formats. However, video replies are by far the most popular as they allow you to view multiple candidate responses right from your phone anytime you want. You can even rate and share them with employers or other hiring managers. 

3. Talent Xray

Talent Xray

Talent Xray is a sourcing app enabling recruiters to search multiple social networks for potential candidates from a single easy-to-use platform. Using the app, you can locate ideal candidates from LinkedIn, Google+, and Twitter with all search queries sent via Google and Bing.

In addition to being able to use keyword searches to target candidates according to location, skills, or anything else you wish, all searches can be easily saved via the user-friendly interface.

Talent Xray does the work of three assistants and will help you utilize several avenues of access, allow you to source more and better-qualified candidates. This can enable you to develop the ideal recruitment system by reaching candidates who aren’t actively looking for new job opportunities.

4. Interview Assistant Pro HD

Interview Assistant

A great interview and hiring tool, the Interview Assistant Pro HD mobile app is packed full of features designed to help interviewers organize and prepare their candidate interviews. With no planning or format restrictions, it gives you full flexibility to create an unlimited number of prompts, questions, and interview profiles. It also has 250 questions loaded and ready to use if you’re in need of a creative boost.

Interviews aside, this app has you covered in other areas as well. With Dropbox synchronization, the ability to attach any image or file, and a great ‘Careers’ feature for tracking multiple interviews and providing post-interview ratings, you can’t go wrong with this app. 

5. InstaJob

InstaJob for Mobile Recruiting

Developed by CareerCloud, InstaJob is a unique mobile app designed to allow HR professionals to take pictures on their phone and use them to create visual job ads. With this one-of-a-kind app, you can use your creativity to post pictures of employees and the workspace, giving potential candidates an inside look into the company and its culture. 

Recruiters also really love the ability to embed URLs and make the photos clickable. InstaJob is a must-have tool for capturing the attention spans of today’s mobile users.

Final Thoughts

These top five mobile apps are essential tools for every modern-day recruiter or HR professional. From organizing interviews and posting visual job ads to sourcing via social media and beyond, the power to recruit talent is literally in the palm of your hand.

The mobile era is here to stay, so embrace it and benefit from the full power of mobile recruiting today.

Written By
Lisa Michaels is a freelance writer, editor and a striving content marketing consultant from Portland. Being self-employed, she does her best to stay on top of the current trends in the business world. Feel free to connect with her on Twitter @LisaBMichaels.

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