LinkedIn Job Application Feature: Button for Websites

Here at OSM we often bring you news about LinkedIn, the social networking site aimed at professionals, recent examples being about its IPO, and also about user account security. Today’s LinkedIn story is about a new job application feature from the site, in the form of a button for websites.

Employers will be able to place an “Apply With LinkedIn” button on their websites, which will enable jobseekers to send their LinkedIn profiles, according to Sarah Kessler over on Mashable, sourced from GigaOm. The new feature will launch sometime later in June and the button will feature next to job descriptions, according to a “source briefed on the feature.”

If an employer wants more than a person’s LinkedIn profile they will be able to ask more questions from suggestions, tailor their own questions or ask for a cover letter and applicants’ data can also be automatically sorted to help find the correct candidates. This looks to be a pretty clever development from LinkedIn, which is the leading social network for the professional world. Along with that, it will of course make it much easier for people to apply for jobs.

What are your thoughts on this new feature from LinkedIn? Are you an employer who will feature the button on your website? Why not let us know by sending us your comments.

  • Anonymous

    What is the benefit of this service from Linkedin? Even if the hiring manager receives the linkedin profile of the candidate directly; is that not the same (for the manager) as receiving a CV in an email? The hiring company receiving the linkedin profile in relation to a job ad will still have to sift through lots of profiles, just as they do now with CV’s.

    How does this button service add value to the hiring company?