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Applying for a Job? LinkedIn, Monster Update Job Options.

Posted by J Powers at 10:28 AM on July 25, 2011

Last week, we learned that Monster.com updated their website with new power search features for recruiters. Today, LinkedIn updated their site for website owners to create a button to apply through their service. With these new options, will finding and applying for jobs be easier?

Monster’s See More Option

Monster See More

Monster See More

Monster.com last week revamped their website. They added a great new feature for recruiters to find more qualified applicants . After all, a new resume is added every 2.3 seconds. Their platform, called “SeeMore” lets recruiters search by skills and experience. Therefore, the more you have your resume filled with exact detail, the more you will move to the top of a list.

“With the introduction of SeeMore(TM), we are transforming recruitment and talent management by taking our state-of-the-art 6Sense semantic search and applying it to resumes beyond Monster,” said Sal Iannuzzi, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Monster Worldwide. “Employers can now assess their company’s talent databases in one central location so everyone can be found easily, regardless of their point of origin. This, paired with the benefits of semantic search and analytics, enables companies to be more precise about their talent matching needs, reduce the time and cost of acquiring and managing talent, and improve the quality of hires.”

Apply with LinkedIn Button

Apply with LinkedIn

Apply with LinkedIn

This morning, LinkedIn has announced the launch of a new option: Apply with LinkedIn. It’s a new plugin that enables employers to create a button on their sites for job seekers to easily submit their LinkedIn profile for job opportunities.

So let’s say you are on a website that has a job opportunity with the Apply on LinkedIn button. When you select it, you are applying through your LinkedIn profile. That way, you don’t have to sit down and fill out every field again and again for the job.

“In this challenging jobs environment, LinkedIn’s ability to connect talent with opportunity at massive scale is more essential than ever. Apply with LinkedIn is the next phase of our open platform effort and we hope an important catalyst in creating economic opportunity for our members,” said Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn.

Best part – If I am a small mom and pop shop that needs one employee, I can use this button instead of saying “Email me your resume”, or come in to apply. The button works just like other buttons on your own website, like the twitter button or Facebook like button.

Both of these options are ways we can take job searches to the next level. Will recruiters find viable job applicants? Will the quality of employees become more prevalent? Only time will tell…

2 Comments

  1. From Nishadha at 4:04 am on July 26, 2011

    The apply with LinkedIn buttons seems a great way to reduce the effort taken to apply for job opportunities. Another reason to join and optimize your LinkedIn profile :-)

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