Is Text Messaging the New Email for Recruiters?
Masha Yudin stashed this in Recruitment
Stashed in: Texting
Mobile Recruiting: "43% of smartphone owners have used their devices to look up information about a job and 18% to submit a job application."
"Text messages are read over 95% of the time, while emails only receive an average 20% open rate."
- but to me text messages seem more intrusive than emails. I can see them being used after the connection and a mutual interest is established, but not for the initial contact.
Especially considering that not everyone has phone plans with unlimited SMSs.
I agree with you that texts are more intrusive than emails, so tread lightly, if at all.