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LinkedIn betters recruitment process for employers and jobseekers

A new plugin is allowing jobseekers to easily submit their LinkedIn profile for job opportunities on an employers website, as the business networking site attempts to better its ability to connect talent with opportunity.

By clicking the new Apply with LinkedIn button on a company’s website, consumers and companies will be able to find more opportunities, candidates and insights that will assist them in finding their dream job or candidate.

“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,” LinkedIn Senior Vice President of Products and User Experience Deep Nishar said.

“Companies also gain access to one of the most qualified and coveted talent pools of more than 100 million LinkedIn professionals around the world.”

When job applicants click the Apply with LinkedIn button, they’ll be given the opportunity to edit their profile prior to submitting, or choose to automatically send the candidate’s public LinkedIn profile data to the employer or pre-populate the employer’s online employment application.

By integrating Apply with LinkedIn as an additional option for job candidates, companies can increase the quality of their applicant flow and their ability to identify and qualify high-quality candidates.

Businesses will have the option to customise the plugin and will be able to add up to three questions for the applicant to complete, such as a candidate’s willingness to relocate, as well as the option to add a cover letter.

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Lorna Brett

Lorna Brett

Lorna was Dynamic Business’ Social Web Editor in 2011/12. She’s a social media obsessed journalist, who has a passion for small business. Outside the 9 to 5, you’re likely to find her trawling the web for online bargains, perfecting her amateur photography skills or enjoying one too many cappucinos. You can follow her on <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/dynamicbusiness">Twitter @DynamicBusiness</a>

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