Written by Kevin Spear
Professionally edited by Kitty Carlisle
When you are looking for your next opportunity through LinkedIn, there is a handy tool that can make your search even easier. It is their Mobile Job Search App. There is an iOS as well as Android version. Keep in mind this is a separate app from the primary LinkedIn mobile app. LinkedIn has thirteen separate apps in the iOS app store. I would encourage you to check them all out.
There are nine listed on LinkedIn’s Mobile Apps page. Among these apps are:
- LinkedIn (primary app) – Google Play | iOS
- LinkedIn Job Search – Google Play | iOS
- Lynda (Educational videos) – Google Play | iOS
- SlideShare (presentation slides) – Google Play | iOS
- LinkedIn Pulse (business and career news) – Google Play | iOS
LinkedIn’s Job Search app takes the job searches you have performed on the site, and creates custom job search alerts. When you update your search on mobile or the Web, the searches are updated on the other platform as well.
You sign in with your LinkedIn credentials. Be sure you use the same sign-on so everything is updated on the site as well as in the mobile app. This will also allow you to apply to jobs directly with your mobile app.
When you sign in, you will see any job searches you have saved in LinkedIn.com. You will also see alerts for new job openings. When you tap on a new opening for the first time, you will get a reminder that your job search activity is private and your network won’t see your search or any jobs you apply for.
Depending on the company, you will be given the option to apply through their web site or with your profile. If you apply with your profile, you will see a window that has your email and phone number already filled in. You have the option to attach a resumé. If you use Dropbox Google Drive, iCloud, or other cloud service, you can upload your resume directly from the app. When you upload your Word or PDF file, submit the application and you have just applied for the position. You will see a notice that you have applied for the job and receive a notice through your email. Yes, it is that easy!
One of the key features of this mobile app is it does not notify your LinkedIn network that you are applying for jobs. That is key if you are still employed or prefer to keep it private that you just applied for your sixth job in a day. However, keep in mind if you have alerts set to show on your locked screen, anybody could see it come through your phone.
The LinkedIn Job Search app makes it very easy to check and apply for new jobs when you are on the go.