Mobilegeddon: Recruiting and Candidate Experience

Posted by Samara Parker
April 22nd, 2015

Mobilegeddon is upon us!

As of yesterday Google’s new algorithm of SEO annihilation will begin to affect mobile search results.

How exactly will Mobilegeddon affect you?

When you do a Google search on your phone the results will rank mobile-friendly sites.

Which doesn’t really seem all that scary…

Except that millions of sites will be impacted. More specifically Google will downgrade 38% of all enterprise websites over the coming weeks.

This will shake up online recruitment in a major way.

So, this week’s link love is all about understanding and preparing for Mobilegeddon.

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Google’s Mobile-Friendliness Test

Plug your website into Google’s app to see if Mobilegeddon will affect you.

#Mobilegeddon: Why Candidates Aren’t Going to Be Able to Find Your Jobs – By Mike Roberts

Be afraid, be very afraid!

If your company is like most large organizations, then you use an ATS to build job requisitions. Then you host them on your career site.

Mike explains why if you do this, then job seekers will not be able to find your job postings!

Is Your Career Site Ready for Mobilegeddon? – By Chris Brablc

Chris’s article breaks down what it means for a career site to be mobile friendly, how to check your career site, and what to do if you don’t pass Google’s test.

What Google’s 'Mobilegeddon’ Means for Your Candidate Experience – Resource Solutions

According to Resource Solutions’ Recruitment Outsourcing Insights Report 68% of candidates are using a mobile device to search for a new job at least once a week!

Read more about their findings and what it means for Mobilegeddon and candidate experience in this blog post.

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Google’s Mobilegeddon: Everything You Need to Know – By Emil Protalinski

A detailed explanation of Google’s new algorithm and the effect it will have on your website.

Mobilegeddon Checklist: How To Prepare For This Week’s Google Mobile Friendly Update - Barry Schwartz

This extensive checklist that will help you ensure that your site is fully prepared to meet Google’s mobile demands.

These articles will teach you everything you need to know about how Mobilegeddon will affect your recruitment process.

If you’re worried about reaching mobile candidates, then remember that social recruiting is one of the best ways to make your hiring mobile-friendly!

Learn about how Jobcast can help you make your recruiting social!