LinkedIn is already one of the best spots on the Web to network and establish new business contacts. Now the site is padding its job search credentials with a new app designed to help you get hired. The LinkedIn Job Search app— available exclusively for iPhone, for now — launched today with new tools for active job seekers.
The app includes a deep search function to help you sift through mountains of ads and find the most relevant job openings. You can tailor your search to filter results by title, location, company, industry, seniority level and more. That could help you spend more time applying for jobs and less time browsing irrelevant posts.
Another handy feature lets you browse jobs LinkedIn recommends for you, based on your saved searches, jobs you've viewed and information pulled from your LinkedIn profile. This could help ensure you won't overlook a listing and miss a good opportunity. The feature also helps you browse job posts on your iPhone when you have just a few seconds or minutes to look, such as when you're standing in the checkout line at the grocery store.
But what really sets this app apart from similar job search apps is its integration with LinkedIn. That means you can instantly view information about a company with just a few taps. And because virtually every company and business owner has a presence on the social networking site, you're sure to find information that will help you evaluate a job opening. You'll even get alerts on your LinkedIn profile when recruiters view your application, taking a bit of uncertainty out of the job search process.