The professional network on the Internet, LinkedIn has launched a new plug-in, 'Apply with LinkedIn' that enables job seekers to submit their LinkedIn profile for job opportunities on an employer's website.
By clicking the new 'Apply with LinkedIn' button on a company's website, job seekers and employers will be able to find more opportunities, candidates and insights that will help them to find their required job or candidate.
"At LinkedIn, as we continue to grow India's talent economy, our focus remains steady on connecting professionals with opportunities. 'Apply with LinkedIn' will enable one-click access for professionals to jobs and will also empower companies with information to validate an applicant's identity," said Hari V. Krishnan, country manager of LinkedIn India.
When job applicants click the 'Apply with LinkedIn' button, they will be able to edit their profile before submitting or they can go directly to the one-click 'Submit Application' button, which will automatically send the candidate's public LinkedIn profile data to the employer or pre-populate the employer's online employment application. Applicants will then receive immediate confirmation of their submission and will be prompted with professional connections.
Job candidates will also be able to manage any job submissions using the Apply with LinkedIn button when they go to their LinkedIn.com 'Saved Jobs' tab to allow for added efficiency and organizing their job search.
On the other hand, companies can also benefit from the new tool. According to LinkedIn, thousands of companies have the Apply with LinkedIn plug-in accessible on their websites today, including LinkedIn, Netflix, Photobucket, Concur subsidiary TripIt and Foodspotting. LinkedIn has also teamed up with key Applicant Tracking System (ATS) partners who have enabled the Apply with LinkedIn plug-in for their customers today.
Also, companies will have the option to customize the plug-in and will be able to add up to three questions for the applicant to complete, such as a candidate's willingness to relocate, option to add a cover letter, or customized questions.
"Apply with LinkedIn provides an easy way for job seekers to put their best foot forward when applying for new opportunities and demonstrates a confidence in their professional identity and brand which showcases their acquired skills, experiences and professional connections. Companies also gain access to one of the most qualified and coveted talent pools of more than 100 million LinkedIn professionals around the world," said Deep Nishar, SVP of products and user experience at LinkedIn.