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Mobile Launches, Features Dominate LinkedIn’s User Conference Today

Oct 16, 2013

talent connect logoThe number of new LinkedIn features launched, one announced in Australia but many from its “Talent Connect” event in Las Vegas, is longer than a list of hangover cures for sale in Sin City.

A partial list of those announcements include the Talent brand index; sponsored jobs; college pages; a tool for events; “jobs for you”; LinkedIn Recruiter; and a talent pipeline tool.

LinkedIn is growing at about two members a second. About 30% of LinkedIn visits are coming from mobile devices, and it is those users who were the focal point of the company’s annual launches at its Talent Connect this morning.

They will now have an easier time getting connected with jobs when they use their portable devicess. For one, when they view a person’s profile from a phone, they’ll now see jobs connected with that person’s company — something called “work with us.”

The second change is that LinkedIn is launching its “sponsored jobs” on mobile phones. It’s going to work similarly to how it does now on the full LinkedIn site.

A third part of its mobile emphasis is today’s launch of “mobile apply.”

LinkedIn says it has a “quick, seamless apply process that’s optimized for mobile.” When a job seeker sees a job they like, they can click “apply” from their mobile phone, add their contact info, and apply.

The fourth update is that LinkedIn is launching “Recruiter on Mobile,” a way for its “LinkedIn Recruiter” users to use the company’s system for managing candidates on their mobile phones. It’s free for paid “Recruiter” users, and is available now.

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