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Simply Hired Releases Data on the Mobile Job Seeker

simply hired mobileAccording to Simply Hired, a technology company operating job search engines, the mobile audience is universal and relying on their device more frequently than their desktop or laptop to pound the pavement.

After crunching data on more than 30 million job seekers during the month of August, per the report issued today mobile users are serious. As for the breakdown: 75 percent of job clicks came from mobile phones compared to 25 percent coming from tablets.

More engaged in jobs than ever before, they’re spending more time on the site, and clicking through more and revisit the same job 60 percent more times than desktop users. And when they do revisit jobs for the second time around, they’re checking them out on their desktops.

Interestingly enough, peak hours for mobile users were 8 to 9 p.m. and for desktop users it was 11:30 a.m. Read more

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Looking for a Perfect Job? Expert Suggests Looking for a ‘Three and a Half Day Job’ Instead

Ah, the American dream. Make a ton of money and retire young, right? Or in other instances, it’s about having a job you absolutely love.

Well, a Harvard Business Review blog post reminds us about the notion of a perfect job. In other words, keep dreaming. Okay, we shouldn’t be that bleak. There are fantastic jobs out there but the point is to alter your expectations and perceptions to accept reality that even the most stellar opportunity will come with a few drawbacks.

In fact, the all or nothing philosophy doesn’t have to apply. If you’re constantly searching for the absolute best opportunity, you may discover jobs out there are falling short. So, it’s important to adjust your expectations. Read more

Avoiding Job Hopper Status: How Many Months Should You Stick Out a New Job Before Moving On?

Picture this: You’re three months into a new job and it’s not quite what you expected. You want to jump ship but you’re concerned about looking like a job hopper on your resume. Should you stick it out at least nine more months so you’re there at least a year?

Gregory Giangrande, chief HR officer for Time, Inc. doesn’t think so. In today’s New York Post, he writes:

“How much time it takes to truly know whether you’ve made a mistake will vary widely, depending on the circumstances. Whether it’s three months, six months or more, whenever you’re certain that the situation is not what you want, and there is little chance it will change, then you should start looking for a new job — otherwise, you risk feeling stuck, getting bitter and yelling at your co-workers.” Read more

Actor Lands 100 Jobs in One Year & Shares Job Hunting Advice

If you’re struggling to land a job or even a new freelance gig, there’s something we can learn from people who have been there, done that. Like a hundred times.

Meet Dave Herman, a struggling actor in New York City. In 2012 he landed 100 (yes, you read that right) jobs which included a night receptionist, script reader, bartender, newspaper boy, dog walker and professional laughter. Sure, he blogged about it and some “occupations” may seem questionable like substitute student and thief, but the point is he landed a variety of gigs and there’s lessons to be learned from that feat.

Well, as per AOL Jobs, the 27-year-old is currently employed at a marketing company and has shared a few tips on how to land a few jobs to make some bucks… Read more