LinkedIn unleashes free job search iOS app
Screenshots of the LinkedIn Job Search app for iOS

LinkedIn unleashes free job search iOS app

20 Jun 2014

Business social network LinkedIn is helping job-seekers find their dream careers on the go with its new free LinkedIn Job Search app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

LinkedIn product manager Daniel Ayele describes the app, which is only available to US users for now, as a “one-stop shop for your job-seeking needs”, and states that job-seekers who apply for jobs on the first day they’re posted are 10pc more liked to get that job.

“That means that if you are an active job-seeker, your job search can’t stop just because you’ve stepped away from your desk,” Ayele wrote on the LinkedIn Official Blog.

Enter the LinkedIn Job Search app for iOS devices, which is available on iTunes. The app, Ayele wrote, includes a customisable search, streamlined end-to-end experience, and recommended jobs tailored to the user.

The app can also alert the user when jobs he or she has saved are about to expire or when a recruiter has viewed his or her application.

Users can also learn more about a company and check out who he or she knows that already works at the company.

Ayele also cited another statistic, that more than 40pc of job-seekers use mobile to job hunt on LinkedIn.

“We get it,” he wrote. “It can be hard to search for a job while you’re at your desk, not to mention the potentially awkward conversation with your current boss. Our goal is to help make this process easier for you and to help you be discreet. Everything you do within the app will be completely private and not shared with your network.”

Tina Costanza
By Tina Costanza

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic. She came to Ireland from Canada, where she had held senior editorial positions at daily newspapers in Ottawa and Toronto. When she wasn’t saving dangling participles, she was training for 10K races or satisfying a craving for scones.

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