LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), the world’s largest professional social network said its users will now be able to apply for jobs directly using their mobile devices powered by the iOS and Android operating systems.
LinkedIn upgraded search for jobs service
The professional social network upgraded the search for jobs service, which was rolled out by LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) last month. The company started revamping its mobile platform in April. The company’s product lead, Tom Cohen, previously stated that LinkedIn wants to provide its members with a new mobile phone experience that allows them to access and engage in professional insights shared in the website to make smarter decisions wherever they work.
According to LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), more than 20% of its members look for jobs on its website using mobile devices. With the latest service, users will be able to complete their job-seeking experience using devices powered by the iOS and Android operating system.
Valihav Goel, associate product manager at LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) said, “The ‘Jobs you may be interested in’ feature has been a huge hit with job hunters and even professionals who may not be looking.” According to him, the company observed that members who never viewed jobs on their desktops are now viewing and saving available jobs on their mobile devices.
Valihav Goel’s response to members’ suggestion
According to Goel, LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) responded to suggestions from many of its members who wanted to complete their job applications using their mobile devices easily. Members voiced that managing and editing their resumes using their mobile devices was challenging because the screen is small.
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) resolved the issue by allowing its members to apply for jobs directly using their mobile devices without attaching a resume. According to the company, its members will now be able to apply for jobs by simply using their LinkedIn profile.
The company said, the first step is for a member to search or pick one of its personalized recommendations, and choose the option “Apply” or Save Job. If the member is ready to apply for the job, the next step is to just click the apply button to review his or her LinkedIn profile. However, some companies want job seekers to apply directly on their own corporate career sites.
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) allows users to edits their profiles before submitting their application to a particular company. The member only needs to click the next button if his or her profile is already updated, and then confirm his contact information such as e-mail address of phone number, which are auto-populated based on information provided in the website. The member can also edit the contact information, and then click the submit button to compete the job application.
LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD) said the new jobs feature will be launched to its English speaking members globally, today.