The 30 Second Mobile Website Job Application Process (Videos)

It’s common today to hear myths about mobile websites. We hear some great ones!

  • My clients and candidates don’t use mobile devices. (Not true)
  • I’ll just make the site mobile later. Maybe. (You’re behind. And that’s backwards)
  • Mobile sites aren’t fast enough. (If done right, mobile sites can be faster than desktop sites)
  • It’s too hard to make a job board mobile. (Nope)
  • You need an actual app for that, not a mobile site. (Mobile websites have many advantages over native apps)
  • No one will fill out an application on their mobile phone. (They will if you make it easy for them)
  • Responsive web design is too expensive and makes sites slower. (Not if it’s done right)

Perhaps of all these myths, my favorites are the that last two in the list. Here are the 3 reasons these myths are false and below in the videos, you’ll see I can prove it.

1/ Speed.

Yes, it’s true that some people still have older smart phones on slower networks so they experience some latency in their mobile speeds. However, anyone on a current platform device (Examples: iPhone 5 or Samsung Galaxy S4) with a WiFi connection or on the LTE network, it’s more likely you are actually experiencing speeds faster than you have on your desktop computers.

2/ Mobile candidate applications.

Yes, it’s true that most likely, no one is going to fill out a full blown application on their mobile device. Especially if it’s a healthcare application. But that doesn’t mean you are left without a solution or that you just shouldn’t try to give these users something. Give them a quick app. This at least lets you capture some information from the candidate in order for you to connect with them.

3/ Responsive design is costly and slow.

Responsive web design and mobile sites in general get a bad rep about being slow or not working right. This is because many design and development companies are not implementing and coding them properly. If done correctly, responsive sites can actually be less expensive and incredibly ‘responsive’ – pun intended.

Don’t believe me? Watch. No tricks, no gimmicks. Just an iPhone 5, the LTE network and a thumb.

Below are two videos. The first is a video of a recent responsive website we built for one of our clients Fusion Medical Staffing. The site is creative, simple, fun and….highly functional. In other words, it works and looks great. Best of all, it’s lightning fast. In this video, you’ll see I can search for a job, locate the one I want, get through the job details and submit a quick application in less than one minute and fifteen seconds (01:15). If you think that’s impressive, wait until you see the second video.

In this second video, you’ll watch me walk through the same exact application process as if I were a returning candidate applying for a second job. Why would you want to do that? Because this time you’ll watch me complete the application in thirty seconds (00:30). Yep. How? Because we cache the user data inputs so next time they return, all of their information is pre-populated. BOOM!

Can candidates apply for your staffing company’s jobs in less than 30 seconds? From A mobile phone? Our client’s candidates can. Want a mobile job application process that takes your candidates 30 seconds to complete? Let’s talk.

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2 thoughts on “The 30 Second Mobile Website Job Application Process (Videos)

  1. Jason,

    Great post, as always. I know you don’t mind a healthy debate, so here it is … Regarding the myth, “No one will fill out an application on their mobile phone (They will if you make it easy for them)”. You know I love your stuff and it is definitely needed in our marketplace; however, you (the thumb) did not actually apply for anything. You sent an email of interest to the ATS. The next step is to use the ATS to send the nurse a link, have the nurse log back in (via their computer or tablet) and complete the application packet (address, birthdate, SS#, work experience, emergency contacts, education, Hep B declination, licensing, etc.). However, I agree with you that a staffing agency should not postpone moving toward mobile. Want the agency wants to capture is the contact … they can gather the rest of the information as the relationship develops.

    • Hey Mike! Yes, debate is always good. Most likely we will help educate people and/or answer questions others might have.

      With regard to your comment I’d say you’re half right. We did actually apply. Data is actually getting posted into the beginning of an application to a backend ATS. Was it the full application? No. But I clarified that in the top of my post. Most likely no one is going to complete a full application on their phone. But you have to have something to get them started.

      I agree with you that the next step is to get the candidate to complete the full application. But you now have that opportunity because they contacted you. Without this mobil contact option, you most likely just lost a candidate completely.

      That all said, if the candidate does want to complete a full application, we have also provided that online here as well – and it’s responsive for mobile devices and caches the user data. So, the option exists. You can see it here:

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