LinkedIn releases Apply with LinkedIn button. Job process now easy

LinkedIn released an Apply with LinkedIn button just this Monday, the 25th. We first got to witness this button on NetFlix, the popular video rental company.

Jonathan Seitel, the Tech Manager of LinkedIn said in the official blog post that,

Our goal with Apply with LinkedIn button is to help every professional put their best foot forward, anywhere across the web, when they take that leap to apply for a new position, a dream job.

With the launch of the new Apply with LinkedIn button, application for a job has become very simple and transparent. You just have to click on the Apply with LinkedIn button and the social network sends out your profile to the applied company. After the confirmation, the button also gives you an opportunity to see through which of your contacts are already recruited in the company you applied for. As a favour, your friend who is an employee in that firm, can also recommend you to that company which we call as a referral. Isn’t it cool?

LinkedIn also makes it easier for you by an addition of a Saved Jobs tab which stores your sent job applications. This feature makes it very effortless for the applicant to check his job status and the companies he has applied for a job.

Recruiters also have a major plus point by promoting their company through LinkedIn. They can now easily search the LinkedIn profiles who have applied for job in their firm. And the other point is, LinkedIn is now hooked up with ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems) which gives companies the advantage to match best candidates for the right jobs. Recruiter has done a nice review of what the new button means for the companies and YOU.

You can watch the button in action over here. Isn’t it cute?

So its time for your comment. What are your thoughts about the new Apply with LinkedIn button? Are you happy with it…let us know!

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  1. Googlr Reply

    This is awesome information Gautam. its becoming more of a job portal now.

  2. Cathy Dunham Reply

    Not as easy as it looks above.

    I walked through the Apply tools and apparently, I need to create a Developer’s Application to receive an API key. Is that correct?

    Are there any other surprises?

    Will most hiring pros be non-plussed by this process?

    • Gautam Doddamani Reply

      yes cathy, u hav to hav an api key in order to interact with the button on ur site….same as in facebook..just lyk u create a facebook app to put up a like button or a fanpage login button on ur site…linkedin also makes a connection to ur site through dat app and its unique api key. i saw ur site milwaukee..and its gr8! :)

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