One-third of LinkedIn members who view jobs on the professional networking site do so through their mobile phones, and the company is now betting that they will be willing to apply for jobs through their phones, as well.
Their latest app update allows users to apply for jobs using their LinkedIn profile, in place of a resume attachment. The changes roll out to iOS and Android users today, and follow a series of improvements to the company’s mobile strategy, designed to help users manage their job search process via their mobile devices instead of their (often employer-owned and -monitored) desktops and laptops.
It’s all good news for people who are conducting their job search on the sly, while sneaking time away from their current full-time job, but will users feel as comfortable applying for professional opportunities as they do, say, ordering a pizza or a pair of shoes?
LinkedIn has made the process of using the app as simple as possible:
Jen Hubley Luckwaldt writes about work-life balance, stress management, and other topics relating to what makes us happy at work. A full-time freelancer, she deals with stress by blurring the lines between life and work to the point where the two spheres are barely separate. The happiest day of her career was when scientists proved that looking at pictures of cute animals makes us more productive.