LinkedIn Rolls Out ‘Apply with LinkedIn’ Button for Job Applications

LinkedIn-LogoNow LinkedIn is more than a professional social networking site. It helps its users to get new job or atleast to apply for them. LinkedIn has launched a new professional web plug-in ‘Apply with LinkedIn‘ which hopes 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.

Employers and job sites can now include an “Apply with LinkedIn” button in their job listings, encouraging applicants to submit their LinkedIn profiles in the place of filling out an application form.

LinkedIn will make it easy for you to submit your profile for any job application on the web with one simple click.  Some of the first companies to debut “Apply with LinkedIn” button on their company websites (besides LinkedIn website) include Netflix, TripIt, Photobucketand over a thousand other companies. In addition, LinkedIn also working closely with the top Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to help them and their customers match the best candidates for the right jobs.

‘Apply with LinkedIn’ button can be recognize anywhere across the web. And both the companies and developers can easily include it on their corporate websites.

[advt]Once you click on the “Apply with LinkedIn” button, you’ll get a user experience that’s been optimized for the web. In addition to updating your profile real time, LinkedIn will also show you your professional connections that work at the company to increase your chances of getting hired through a referral.

If you don’t know anybody at the company, LinkedIn will show you people who can introduce you to someone there. This is extremely powerful – statistics show that referrals are the #1 source of external hires at companies.

LinkedIn records all “Apply with LinkedIn” submissions in the “Saved Jobs” tab (under the Jobs category on LinkedIn) so you have a record of all the jobs you’ve applied to around the web, throughout your career.

Companies can now extend the Power of LinkedIn to their Talent Brand

For companies looking to fill positions, Apply with LinkedIn is just as compelling. It’s flexible enough to work with virtually any talent pipeline by making it far easier to reach the right candidates on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn built Apply with LinkedIn to be customizable for companies from day one, including:

  • The ability to customize branding to make “Apply with LinkedIn” feel like part of your company’s talent pipeline.
  • The ability to manage submissions better by routing applications to everything from an [email protected] email address to a URL for a full fledged web application.
  • Integration with some of the most popular Applicant Tracking Systems on the market

For developers to add this functionality on their company website, a small snippet of code should be added to their website. This small snippet of code is all it takes for you to start offering applicants the chance to apply to your job openings in one simple click.

<script type=”text/javascript” src=”http://platform.linkedin.com/in.js”>
api_key: <YOUR API KEY GOES HERE>
</script>

<script type=”IN/Apply”
data-companyId="1337"
data-jobTitle="Chief Cat Wrangler"
data-email="[email protected]">
</script>

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