Says the platform's GM, Marc Privett. "Job seekers want to react quickly to new job postings, they want to search for jobs on the go and they find that job searches on their mobile can be more private. All very good reasons for us to make our platform available in app format."
Last year the Praekelt Foundation
announced that Africa has the fastest growing mobile market in the world and that smart phones are outselling computers by 4 to 1. Locally nearly 8 million South Africans are accessing the Internet using their cell phones, and the number is growing (according to World Wide Worx's Internet Access in South Africa 2012 study
). Which means, as the study points out, savvy online service providers are having to ensure they are also available on mobile.
The Careers24 app, available for free across all operating systems including Apple, Android, Windows and Blackberry, covers all the basic needs of a job seeker. Users can do a detailed search for job postings, add selected postings to their shortlist and apply for jobs.
"Careers24 is one of the leading online career portals in South Africa and we are known for the high-end user experience. The website and the app work beautifully together. Job seekers can use one or the other or a combination of the two. Developing an app that makes the users experience that much more convenient was a natural next step," says Privett. Careers24:
Established in 2005, Careers24 is one of South Africa's leading online career portals, listing thousands of jobs from a vast selection of recruiters and attracting over 827 000 unique job seekers to the website monthly.
Today's job market is increasingly competitive and the match between position and job seeker depends on the ability to appropriately cross reference CVs with job requirements for that magical career fit.
The portal therefore offers recruiters a cost-effective platform and the opportunity for seamless interaction with job seekers; and job seekers an active, credible recruitment portal for maximum exposure.
CV customisation allows the site to assist candidates in finding the positions best suited to them. They are only shown job recommendations based on their profile and will soon be able to receive notifications based on their previous applications or applications by candidates with similar profiles - all of which makes their job search faster and more efficient. Recruiters in turn are alerted to CVs that match the criteria of their recruitment brief.
With continuous investment in technology, the innovative tools and easy-to-use functionality ensure an intuitive and accessible user experience.
Careers24 forms part of the Naspers Group which owns companies such as DSTV, MWEB and Media24. Jobs are therefore distributed across a network of leading sites including News24.com
Careers24 is online at http://www.careers24.com
, on Twitter @careers24jobs
and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Careers24