LinkedIn launches job application tool
LinkedIn has announced a new plugin that enables job seekers to easily submit their LinkedIn profile for job opportunities on an employer's website. By clicking the new Apply with LinkedIn button on a company's website, consumers and companies alike will be able to find more opportunities, candidates and insights that will ultimately help them land their dream job or dream candidate.
"In this challenging jobs environment, LinkedIn's ability to connect talent with opportunities, on a massive scale, is more essential than ever. Apply with LinkedIn is the next phase of our open platform effort and we hope an important catalyst in creating economic opportunity for our members," said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.
"Apply with LinkedIn provides an easy way for job seekers to put their best foot forward when applying for new opportunities and demonstrates a confidence in their professional identity and brand which showcases their acquired skills, experiences and professional connections," explains Deep Nishar, SVP of products and user experience at LinkedIn. "Companies also gain access to one of the most qualified and coveted talent pools of more than 100 million LinkedIn professionals around the world."
For Job Applicants
When job applicants click the Apply with LinkedIn button, they will have the opportunity to edit their profile before submitting or they can go directly to the one-click "Submit Application" button, which will automatically send the candidate's public LinkedIn profile data to the employer or pre-populate the employer's online employment application. Applicants receive immediate confirmation of their submission and will be prompted with professional connections that they can contact to increase their chances of getting hired at the company. Job candidates will also be able to manage any job submissions using the Apply with LinkedIn button when they go to their LinkedIn.com "Saved Jobs" tab to provide increased efficiency and organisation in their job search.
Thousands of companies have the Apply with LinkedIn plugin accessible on their websites today, including LinkedIn, Netflix, LivingSocial, Photobucket, Concur subsidiary TripIt, Foodspotting, GazeHawk, Munch On Me, and Formative Labs. LinkedIn has also teamed up with key Applicant Tracking System (ATS) partners who have enabled the Apply with LinkedIn plugin for their customers today, including Peoplefluent, Jobvite, SmartRecruiters, Bullhorn, and Jobscience.
By integrating Apply with LinkedIn as an additional option for job candidates, the corporate world's most active employers can increase the quality of their applicant flow and their ability to identify and qualify high-quality candidates. In addition, Taleo, Lumesse, and Kenexa have announced that they will implement the Apply with LinkedIn technology by the end of the year. Companies will have the option to customise the plugin and will be able to add up to three questions for the applicant to complete, such as a candidate's willingness to relocate, option to add a cover letter, or customised questions. The plugin can be tailored to a company's existing applicant tracking service and may offer varying features based on their ATS partner. Companies interested in integrating Apply with LinkedIn can download the free plugin on apply.linkedin.com.