t was immediately clear that JobServe’s new mobile offerings had been well received.
However, it was only when a routine review of search terms was performed that it became evident some of the funny and unusual things that candidates are searching for using the job search tools.
The majority of the searches for ‘sex’ originated from Australia [Ed: No comment]. Some of the more optimistic candidates were searching for ‘sex’ combined with the ‘jobs near me’ feature. One (presumably) more desperate candidate even put ‘anywhere’ in the search location!
For those of you losing hope, one particularly self-assured candidate from the UK searched for a job as a ‘Sex God’ – so there is definitely at least one left out there!
Amongst some of the other less fruitful searches, were searches for ‘casheir’, ‘invigulator’, ‘wearhouse’ and ‘midwive’ [sic]. Perhaps one tip for candidates is to at least be familiar with the correct spelling of your key search terms.
The search for ‘cooking pies’ was more surprising - presumably either a disgruntled ‘pastry chef’ or someone who got their JobServe and Betty Crockers’ Recipe App mixed-up!
With JobServe delivering its first iPhone app in October 2009, its first iPad app in April 2010 and the latest release of its mobile website (http://mobile.jobserve.ca) in June 2010, usage and online applications have soared.
Statistics for JobServe’s mobile application suite alone show a constant and strong growth in candidates using the apps/mobile website, and their corresponding applications. The evidence clearly shows that candidates not only search for jobs whilst on the move, but apply as well.
The explosion of smart phones and ever increasing feature sets mean that users demand richer mobile experiences, and JobServe is already working on its next generation of mobile apps. Included in these is Mobile Headhunter, JobServe’s mobile Resume Search tool, scheduled for release August 2010.
In this fast technological world, JobServe remains committed to deliver both quality and innovation to its customers and candidates alike.
JobServe Canada was formed in January 2007 as the result of the acquisition of JobShark.com, Canada’s largest independent job board.
With its Canadian headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, and its global headquarters in Essex, UK, JobServe also has offices in the USA, Australia, and Thailand.
JobServe was the world’s first Internet Recruitment Service, formed in late 1993 by Robbie Cowling. JobServe is part of the Aspire Media Group.
For more information please visit www.jobserve.ca or www.aspiremediagroup.net …