Monday, June 14, 2010

Access important files on the go - from your phone? Yes!

You are mobile
If you're a busy recruiter, you're probably on the go. Interviews, hiring manager meetings, project meetings, and candidate meet-and-greets at coffee shops make up a good chunk of your week.

You need access to info
Compensation ranges, job specs, benefits info, org charts, latest press releases, and standard interview questions can come in handy. And, if you meet someone who's background is interesting, sending them an instant email with details on a job or your company (i.e. a quality pdf of a best-company-to-work-for article) would be cool, right?

There's a great way to access and share info on the go
I've been using dropbox, an online file storage, syncing, and sharing site, for over a year now, and I love it. You can securely access an entire folder (or folders - even your entire "My Documents" on your PC) right from your mobile phone (iPhone, Blackberry, Android).

How would you use it?
You can view and read that spreadsheet with your comp ranges, the benefits summary with detailed premium cost info, and more right on your phone. And - get this - you can email anyone a link to that file right from the app, even if it's a huge 20MB file! And, when you update that file back at your PC in the future (or add a new file to that same folder), it will automatically sync to your password-protected private folders, fully accessible from your phone.

Check it out
I don't get paid to promote dropbox (or any vendor/product), I just love their service. It's free for up to a 2gb account (2,000 MB is a lot, people!). You may want to check it out.

Here's the link to get an extra 250MB (on top of the free 2gb):