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LinkedIn launches job application plug-in ‘Apply with LinkedIn button’

Professional network LinkedIn has launched a new plug-in called
Apply with LinkedIn button’ that enables job seekers to submit their LinkedIn
profile for job opportunities on an employer’s website. The
plugin also allows companies to place an “Apply with LinkedIn” button on their
job listings pages. According to the

Professional network LinkedIn has launched a new plug-in called
Apply with LinkedIn button’ that enables job seekers to submit their LinkedIn
profile for job opportunities on an employer’s website. The
plugin also allows companies to place an “Apply with LinkedIn” button on their
job listings pages. According to the
company, consumers and companies alike will be able to find opportunities,
candidates and insights that will ultimately help them land them their dream
job or dream candidate.

Job applicants 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. 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 allow for added efficiency and organization in
their job search.

According to LinkedIn, many companies have the Apply with
LinkedIn plug-in accessible on their websites today, including LinkedIn,
Netflix, PhotoBucket, Concur subsidiary TripIt and FoodSpotting. LinkedIn has
also teamed up with key Applicant Tracking System (ATS) partners who have
enabled the Apply with LinkedIn plug-in for their customers today. Companies
will also have the option to customize the plug-in 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 customized questions.

“At LinkedIn, as we continue to grow India’s talent economy,
our focus remains steady on connecting professionals with opportunities. Apply
with LinkedIn will enable one-click access for professionals to jobs and will
also empower companies with information to validate an applicant’s identity,” Hari
V. Krishnan, country manager, LinkedIn India, has said.

“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,”
said Deep Nishar, SVP, Products and User Experience, LinkedIn, adding,
“Companies also gain access to one of the most qualified and coveted talent
pools of more than 100 million LinkedIn professionals around the world.” 

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