SimplyHired brings LinkedIn to job-search process

SimplyHired has decided to link social networks with its job search engine to improve user chances of finding their next gig.

Job-search site SimplyHired announced Tuesday that it has launched a new tool to help job searchers use their connections to land their next job.

SimplyHired is calling itself the "first job search engine to "socialize" job search." Users can connect their LinkedIn network to SimplyHired to find any contacts they might know within a respective organization. The company contends that through those networks, users might gain an upper hand in their job search.

Aside from LinkedIn, users will also be able to integrate other personal social networks like Twitter and Facebook into the site. Upon doing so, users will be able to share contact information, expand their network, and hopefully find their next job sooner, rather than later.

SimplyHired wasn't done. The company has also overhauled the site in an attempt to make it easier for job seekers to find the most relevant jobs.

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