With the launch of it’s “Apply With LinkedIn” button, LinkedIn just made it a little easier to apply for jobs. LinkedIn is touting this feature as the future of job applications. “Our goal with Apply With LinkedIn 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,” Technical Product Manager Jonathan Seitel said on the company’s blog.
The button works very similar to a Twitter or Facebook button that companies can embed on their websites. By clicking on the button, your LinkedIn profile becomes your resume. Once you submit your application, you can reach out to your contacts for referrals.
For businesses looking to hire, it’s a simpler way to screen candidates. LinkedIn profiles are uniform and easily searchable, and the button only requires a few lines of code to implement. It integrates with several application tracking systems as well, so many companies can just incorporate the LinkedIn job application feed into their existing infrastructure. Netflix, Tripit and Photobucket will be some of the first companies to feature the button on their websites. You can see how the button works in the video below.