LinkedIn on Monday rolled out an update for iOS and Android which allows users to apply for open jobs directly from their mobile device.
LinkedIn announced that the update was necessary as 30 percent of its member base now view jobs from their mobile phones and tablets.
The social recruiting platform decided to offer the new feature after it became the most requested option among Linkedin members.
Members grew tired of seeing jobs on their mobile device and then forgetting about them at a later time or failing to track them down when they remembers.
LinkedIn has been focusing much of its efforts on making it easier for users to connect with potential jobs. Last month the network changed its algorithm for better “jobs you may be interested in” updates.
To work with the new system users simple view open jobs and then click the “Apply” button to start the application profess. Just like the LinkedIn Web portal users may be asked to submit applications directly through the platform or via a company’s website. Just click next a few times for network-based application filing and your information is passed along to potential employers.
It will be interesting to see how many companies complain of mobile spamming. Sure it’s great to see jobs on the go but clicking “Apple” and “Next” seems like a great way for people to spam potential job offerings.
The new mobile job application platform is available to English-speaking LinkedIn customers but it will roll out globally in the near future.