LinkedIn members have been able to use their mobile devices to find a company and search for job openings on the network since July, but the mobile apps were missing one thing: the ability to fill out an application.
Starting today, job seekers on LinkedIn can respond to a job listing using their iOS or Android devices.
To save space on a tiny screen, LinkedIn has simplified the process by letting members use their profile details as a resume instead of attaching a separate document to their applications. They’ll also be able to quickly update their profiles before they hit the “Apply” button.
LinkedIn associate product manager Vaibhav Goel explained that ever since LinkedIn went mobile, members who never looked at job listings on their desktops before are now viewing and saving them on their phones.
Currently, more than 30 percent of LinkedIn’s 238 million members are using their mobile devices to hunt for jobs on the professional network, the company said.