Hypothesising, as many have done before, on the nature of an employee’s state with regards job seeking gets me to three very generic types, namely: actively looking; not looking (but open to offers of course, who isn’t?), and; those who are about to retire and therefore not interested at all, but thanks very much for asking.
On that basis then, I am not quite sure of the benefit of getting, or in fact sending jobs, by SMS. SMSTheJob.com.au is doing just that. Sure I can see some niche fields (contract roles in financial services, maybe) where speed of response is paramount, but outside of that I’m a little lost.
I get that email is often too slow a communication form and I get that instant conversation is gratifying and the latest addiction. But I still don’t quite see the benefits of sending or responding to job ads via SMS.
What am I missing?