LinkedIn Mobile Gets Job Application Functionality

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LinkedIn announced on Monday that it has added mobile job application functionality across its iOS and Android apps, as well as its mobile site. Those members seeking jobs will start seeing a new "Apply" button if the company they're applying for collects applications with LinkedIn Recruiter.

If the job poster collects applications through an ATS system, job candidates will see an "Apply on Company Website" link.

"'Apply' leverages the rich professional information members include in their profiles to simplify the application process down to a few simple steps," says LinkedIn's Vaibhav Goel in a blog post. "Filling out 30+ application fields on mobile is a pain, and enabling members to apply with their profile removes this hurdle. The whole process now takes less than a minute to complete."

"With this new functionality and CheckIn – our mobile app that radically simplifies how recruiters collect and manage candidate information at events – we’re making it easier for members to provide recruiters with their professional information and apply for jobs," says Goel. "The next challenge: empowering recruiters to leverage mobile in kind. But we enjoy a good challenge!"

LinkedIn says it's working on a new API for ATS systems to deliver the kind of application functionality its own apply button does.

Speaking of new LinkedIn APIs, the company also announced on Monday morning that it has opened up its new Company Page APIs. More on that here.

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