New LinkedIn app to apply for jobs

It's a tiresome and lengthy task setting about a job application, but now a new app from LinkedIn is to do away with lengthy application forms to fill in, cover letters and Cvs to adjust.

The new function allows candidates to link to their online profile when submitting an application.

On job listings and company websites, an icon will appear saying 'Apply with LinkedIn,' or just 'Apply Now.' If you use it then one click will take potential employers to your LinkedIn profile.

LinkedIn's technical project manager Jonathan Seitel said: 'Once you click on the Apply with LinkedIn button, you'll get a user experience that's been optimised 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, we'll show you people who can introduce you to someone there. This is extremely powerful – statistics show that referrals are the number one source of external hires at companies.

'Finally, we record 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.'

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