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Resumes For Dummies, 6th Edition by Joyce Lain Kennedy

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Chapter 3

Going Mobile: Resumes on Smartphones and Tablets

In This Chapter

arrow Job searching anytime, anywhere, any way

arrow Saving time with tips for mobile job search

arrow Avoiding common mobile job-search mistakes

The world is mobilizing (pun intended). Nearly five billion mobile phones are in use across the globe, and nine of ten people in America are mobile phone subscribers. That’s a bunch. While total figures aren’t yet in for tablet computers, their numbers are going through the roof: Nearly five million have been sold during their first eight months on the market. In a nutshell, numbers of mobile devices and their users are heading in one direction — straight up!

This moment of historical mobile impact is obvious in everyday life: When the majority of mobilized people now leave their houses, they pack along these three things: keys, wallet or purse, and a mobile phone or tablet. How different is that from ten years ago?

A sizable and growing proportion of people — including resume-writing job seekers — get their daily information fix via their mobile devices. Many are members of Generation Y, a force of as many as 70 million. Generation Y-ers were early adopters of mobile technology. ...

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