LinkedIn launching today a major plug-in for companies dubbed "Apply With LinkedIn," with a goal to help every professional put their best foot forward, anywhere across the web, when they take that leap to apply for a new position, a dream job.
The new plug-in puts an "Apply with LinkedIn" button to any company website. Companies can customize the look and feel of the "Apply with LinkedIn" module to feel like part of a specific branding. And companies can manage submissions by routing applications to email address or a web app for applying for a job. The plug-in can also integrate with Applicant Tracking Systems, and only involves a small snippet of code to embed on a site.
In addition, the company is also working closely with the top Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to help them and their customers match the best candidates for the right jobs.
Job applicant's will see a description of job and company, and once they click on the "Apply with LinkedIn" button, they'll get a user experience that's been optimized 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's extremely powerful - statistics show that referrals are the #1 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," stated LinkedIn.
Watch the video below to see Apply with LinkedIn in action: