iPhone Application Updates - Korn/Ferry, Radar Recruitment & LinkedIn

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 4:00pm Thursday 07 January 2010

Over the past month, there has been a number of new and updated iPhone applications released by Korn/Ferry International, Radical Recruitment and LinkedIn. I have always been a firm big believer that you should optimise your website for mobile recruitment instead of building a native application. But is mobile going to become the recruitment platform of choice?

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Korn/Ferry International have released an application called Korn/Ferry Connect which gives users unprecedented access to their executive recruitment services, including the ability to view job opportunities, contact consultants, review thought leadership and more.

Besides the standard job listings, the application allows you to search for Korn/Ferry's office locations worldwide by integrating with Google maps. You can also search for a consultant by name, office, specialty or practice. There is also functionality to add a consultant to your personal address book with a single click.

Radar Recruitment is an Australian based recruitment/talent agency that specializes in connection the best people to the best creative positions within the greater Advertising, Digital and Design industry.

Job seekers can search available "gigs" from the iPhone application. The search function is quite limited - it would be more accurate to say the application lists/categories the latest jobs.

You can also choose to receive alerts for specific types of gigs. It looks like the application is set up for "push notifications" which allows you to instantly receive notifications when new gigs are added.

Each gig has the option to be forwarded to a friend via email. If you wish to enquire about the gig, you can instantly call or email Radar.

Overall the application is quite simple and easy to use.

LinkedIn has released up updated iPhone application (version 3.0) which has had a makeover and added a number of new features.

In Person allows you to find and connect with other people running the LinkedIn application in real time via Bluetooth.

Just think of the connection opportunities when you attend a meeting/conference or if you forget your business cards.

You can now choose to download your connections into your iPhone contacts. The application will alert you when you have a new connection that has not yet been downloaded.

The details downloaded from LinkedIn to your address book may include the users photo, current company, job title, email address and website addresses.