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Totaljobs launches app-inspired innovation

Are you looking for ways to boost your job search? Put your career guides to one side as totaljobs introduce their latest innovation for candidates: browser push notifications

Are you looking for ways to boost your job search? Put your career guides to one side as totaljobs introduce their latest innovation for candidates: browser push notifications.

This bright initiative has been designed to send messages to a jobseeker’s device (desktop or mobile) to instantly alert them that a new job match is available without having to download an app. And what’s more, the feature is completely unique as totaljobs are the first job site to offer the service.

Since our users migrated to mobile there has been a noticeable change in jobseeker behaviour, with candidates now spending even less time searching for jobs.

In light of this change, totaljobs have looked at new and innovative ways of delivering jobs to candidates that like to search on the go.Push_modals_android_3

With browser push notifications, jobseekers are three times more likely to apply to jobs than with a standard notification – making it even easier for them to view the latest ads from recruiters and find their perfect role.

Finding a new job can be exhausting! A recent survey by recruitment firm Randstad revealed that the average jobseeker spends more than 10 weeks searching for a new job, so there’s never been a better time to speed up the application process.

To ensure we only push relevant job matches, we have built a recommender that finds relevant job matches based on the types of roles you’ve viewed and applied for, using your device’s native functionality to send jobs your way.

Unlike other notifications, you don’t even need to download a special mobile app or be visiting the totaljobs website to receive alerts – the additional delivery mechanism simply runs in the background.

Browser push notifications are currently available to 40% of devices that access totaljobs, and more are expected when Firefox and Internet Explorer go live early next year.

Matt Tane, Design and User Experience Manager commented, “We’re really pleased to be able to offer this new notification technology to our users and we look forward to more browsers coming on board.”

For further information, please contact Abigail Osbiston, Product Owner at Totaljobs Group: Abigail.Osbiston@totaljobsgroup.com.

Or read more about browser push notifications here.

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