LinkedIn has created a new app specifically for job searching

This week LinkedIn launched its first standalone job search app that provides a dedicated service for users looking to search and apply for jobs on the social network. The decision to release LinkedIn Job Search on iOS comes as no surprise, with 40 per cent of the network’s 300 million users accessing the site on mobile devices. The company also revealed that the free app would not publicise your job search to anyone else within your network. “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,” product manager Daniel Ayele said in a blog post. “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.”

LinkedIn added another new app to its collection on Thursday. The professional network unveiled the LinkedIn Job Search app, its sixth standalone app and the fourth unveiled in the last 18 months. The app is intended to do one thing very well: help users find and apply for new jobs. The app includes job search filters like seniority level, industry and location, and both searches and individual jobs can be saved for a second look down the road. The Job Search app will also recommend positions to you based on openings you’ve viewed and saved job searches. You can also set up notifications and alerts for jobs you’re keeping tabs on. LinkedIn says that applicants who reply to a posting on the day it goes up are 10% more likely to actually get the job. The app is “dedicated to helping members find, research, and apply for jobs on-the-go without the distractions of news, content, and other updates,” a spokesperson told Mashable. LinkedIn has spent lots of energy encouraging users to share more regularly with LinkedIn, including the ability to publish longer thought pieces or blog entries to your profile. All of that sharing is pushed to the side with the Job Search app, however. In addition to leaving out posts and content, the app keeps all user activity private, LinkedIn’s effort at helping users stay “discreet.”

 

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