LinkedIn Wants Your Job Applications Now

While the whole world has been glued to the glamor boys of social media – Google+ and Facebook/Skype, LinkedIn has been busy reshaping the future of online job applications. LinkedIn yesterday launched a Web button that lets job applicants submit their profiles on the networking service’s site to employers that interest them.

Though LinkedIn is the world’s largest professional network, the lack of a direct channel for job applications proved to be a major hindrance in promoting LinkedIn as a job hunting tool. The “Apply with LinkedIn” feature is free for both members and company recruiters, and it lets job applicants submit their resumes using a one-click interface.

Will this new LinkedIn feature spell doom’s day for Monster and other job portals? Perhaps, it’s too early to tell but it certainly makes LinkedIn a more end to end professional network. Here’s how the ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ feature works.

Companies need to enable it

As a first step, companies need to integrate the ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ button in their job postings. This is as easy as adding an eight-line code snippet to their corporate account. Several high profile companies such as Netflix, TripIt and Photobucket already use this feature.

LinkedIn offers a lot of flexibility and customization on how this button can be used by companies – they can change the look and feel of the button, add up to three specialized questions, prompt for a cover letter, and utilize certain data tracking technologies.

Prospect candidates click on the button

For listings which show the “Apply with LinkedIn” button, job applicants can respond by sending their LinkedIn profile and including other required details. Candidates can also view a list of the job applications they’ve submitted using Apply with LinkedIn.

What happens next?

Once the applicant has applied, the company’s recruiter receives an e-mail with a link to the applicant’s LinkedIn profile. From there on, it’s all direct communication between the candidate and the company.

Why it could be a game changer?

A recent survey from Jobvite indicates that 87 percent of U.S. firms use LinkedIn for recruiting. In contrast, 55 percent of recruiters use Facebook and 47 percent use Twitter. In my opinion, the ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ feature fills a long gaping hole and positions LinkedIn as a pure professional network as well as a premiere job search engine.

Earlier, most candidates used to hunt jobs on sites such as Monster and then head to LinkedIn to know more about the company and its employees. If the details suited them, they would head back to Monster and fill up the application form. Now, LinkedIn serves as the one-stop shop for all recruitment needs – for both employee as well as applicants.
Do you think this new feature from LinkedIn will prove to be a game changer for online job applications? Please share your opinion by leaving a comment.

Snapchat Bottom Banner 1


  1. clearNorthDallas

    Project is winding down and I will use this feature. It would be nice to allow multiple resume’s to be held (not visible to public) since different employers could be interested in slightly different skill sets.

  2. research paper for sale

    thanks for the post! very cool)

  3. Guy Borgford

    I’ve been a huge proponent of LinkedIn for some time now. I’ve always thought it was so much more than an HR tool and is the ultimate ‘Rolodex in the sky’.  Now with this feature, you have to wonder how disruptive this could be for recruiting agencies. We may see a big shift to in-house HR LinkedIn specialists vs outsourced agencies. Who knows? This little button could make a huge difference and with LinkedIns massive current penetration into the HR markets I think they’re well-positioned to really make some major changes in the vertical.

    Guy Borgford,

  4. assignment writing

    Thanks thats is usefull information!)

  5. Inkatechnology

    Good one. Now Jobseeks have to do less work to apply for a position. This should have been there much b4

  6. Web Design Philadelphia

    Today most of social sites like face book, twitter, LinkedIn
    used by job seeker to connect with more recruit agencies for job search. Now
    LinkedIn has launched their new button “apply with LinkedIn button”. This is
    very appropriate for both candidate and company. It is help to communicate direct
    between company and candidate and helpful to get early feedback from companies.

  7. Web Design Philadelphia

    Today most of social sites like face book, twitter, LinkedIn
    used by job seeker to connect with more recruit agencies for job search. Now
    LinkedIn has launched their new button “apply with LinkedIn button”. This is
    very appropriate for both candidate and company. It is help to communicate direct
    between company and candidate and helpful to get early feedback from companies.

  8. Online Quran Classes

    These constitute two critical parts of my message, and I wanted to test out Applications, so I didn’t have a problem deciding whether I should add them or not.

  9. Vernie Keatts

    There’s certainly a lot to know about this subject. I like all of the points you made.

  10. Lia Beresnyak

    May I just say what a comfort to find someone who really understands what they are discussing on the web. You actually understand how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More and more people really need to check this out and understand this side of the story. I was surprised you’re not more popular because you most certainly have the gift.

  11. Nakita Flessner

    I used to be able to find good information from your content.

  12. Cyndy Bittle

    I used to be able to find good information from your blog posts.

  13. Carroll B. Merriman

    I simply want to tell you that I am just newbie to weblog and seriously savored you’re website. Very likely I’m likely to bookmark your blog post . You surely come with terrific well written articles. Thank you for sharing your webpage.

  14. Aleta Portsche

    Right here is the right website for anyone who wants to find out about this topic. You know so much its almost hard to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You certainly put a fresh spin on a topic that has been discussed for a long time. Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  15. Mazie Thurton

    I really like it when individuals come together and share views. Great site, continue the good work!

  16. Earnestine Nolle

    This is the perfect webpage for anyone who would like to understand this topic. You understand a whole lot its almost tough to argue with you (not that I personally will need to…HaHa). You definitely put a brand new spin on a subject that has been discussed for decades. Excellent stuff, just excellent!

  17. Assunta Gelman

    Your style is very unique in comparison to other people I have read stuff from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity, Guess I will just bookmark this web site.

  18. Terrie Baskow

    When I originally left a comment I seem to have clicked the -Notify me when new comments are added- checkbox and now each time a comment is added I get four emails with the exact same comment. Is there a way you are able to remove me from that service? Thank you!

  19. internet marketing phoenix az

    When are you going to post again? You really inform a lot of people!

  20. social media consulting oakland ca

    This blog has got lots of very useful info on it! Thanks for sharing it with me.

  21. Marcos Job

    It’s in point of fact a great and useful piece of info. I’m glad that you just shared this helpful info with us. Please keep us up to date like this. Thanks for sharing.

  22. logo

    Weird , your posting shows up with a dark hue to it, what shade is the primary color on your webpage?

  23. phen375 cheap

    We’re glad to become visitor on this pure web site, regards in this rare information!

  24. business interruption

    Cool post . Cheers for, visiting this blog dude. I will email you soon! I didnt realise that!

  25. url

    Im getting a javascript error, is anyone else?

  26. Kasha Elick

    This page truly has all the information and facts I wanted about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  27. Roos - iiMeetingHelp

    Wanted to drop a comment and let you know your Rss feed is not functioning today. I tried including it to my Yahoo reader account but got nothing.

  28. judi bola

    An intriguing argument on casino and betting agencies is definitely worth to comment. There’s no doubt that that you need to write more on this issue, it might not be a taboo subject but usually people do not talk about these issues.Casino online gambling it really is the most effective and safe way to place your bets presently. The first deposit bonuses and special offers are an appealing feature for online poker. Most people will likely never obtain these features in any brick and mortar casino.

  29. Maud Zenzen

    I used to be able to find good info from your content.

  30. keith karol

    I experimented with viewing your blog in my ipod touch and the design does not seem to be correct. Might want to check it out on WAP as well as it seems most cellular phone layouts are not really working with your web site.

  31. the link

    The majority of of the responses on this site dont make sense.

  32. chairmat

    I Will have to return again whenever my course load lets up – nonetheless I am getting your Rss feed so i can read your site offline. Thanks.

  33. chairmat website

    Great Stuff, do you currently have a facebook account?

  34. chairmats

    I had been curious about if you ever thought of modifying the layout of your web site? Its well written; I love what youve got to state. But maybe you could add a a bit more in the way of content so people can connect with it better. Youve got a great deal of wording for only having one or two graphics. Maybe you can space it out better?

  35. security companies in memphis tn

    Whenever I originally left a comment I clicked on the Notify me whenever new comments are added checkbox and now each and every time a remark is added I receive four emails with the identical comment.

  36. discount auto insurance

    This really solved my problem, thank you!

  37. chairmats talk

    Just discovered this site through Google, what a pleasant shock!

  38. juicing recipes

    Just to let you know your site appears a little bit different in Firefox on my notebook using Linux .

  39. sex tuba

    It’s perfect time to make some plans for the future and it’s time to be happy. I have read this post and if I could I wish to suggest you some interesting things or tips. Perhaps you can write next articles referring to this article. I wish to read even more things about it!

  40. Cleopatra - Down In Front Wiki

    Is it alright to place part of this in my personal web site if I publish a reference to this site?

  41. Dale Quintyne

    100% natural solution to be able to an under active thyroid & being pregnant troubles. If you are worried about your own unborn babys health this can be the solution for you

  42. Find Out More

    Genuine Hair Growth- Simple Ideas To Grow Long Hair Without Struggling

  43. More Bonuses

    Organic Hair Growth- Simple Ideas To Grow Long Hair Medicines

  44. view site

    You ought to really control the responses at this site

  45. click for chair mat

    It seems to me that this website doesnt load on a Motorola Droid. Are other folks having the exact same problem? I like this webpage and dont want to have to skip it any time Im gone from my computer.

  46. mobile phone spy software

    I am always invstigating online for ideas that can help me. Thanks!

Comments are closed.

Pin It on Pinterest