LinkedIn debuts new apps for recruiters and employers

Looking to make it easier for employers to publicize new openings and for recruiters to stay in touch with job candidates, the professional social network releases Recruiter Mobile and Mobile Work With Us.

LinkedIn's mobile app. Screenshot by Dara Kerr/CNET

LinkedIn has continued its mobile push by unleashing two new mobile apps on Wednesday. The apps, Recruiter Mobile and Mobile Work With Us, are aimed specifically at recruiters and employers.

Mobile Work With Us lets employers stick job openings at the top of employees' profiles and Recruiter Mobile is designed to help recruiters interact more easily with job seekers.

Recruiters "have a hard time interacting with you when they're away from their desks, which is frustrating for everyone," LinkedIn's senior director of product Parker Barille wrote in a blog post. "But thanks to Recruiter Mobile, you can now interact with recruiters instantaneously wherever they are."

As far as Mobile Work With Us, LinkedIn said, "Since the most popular thing to do on LinkedIn is viewing member profiles and people love working with people they know, Work With Us is a powerful way to turn your employees into brand ambassadors."

LinkedIn has more than 238 million members, 33 percent of which access the site via the mobile app. According to the social network, more than 30 percent of job views on the site come from mobile. So, it makes sense that the company is boosting mobile features.

LinkedIn completely overhauled its mobile apps for iPhone and Android in April -- sporting a new design, navigation, and personalization features. The underlying design principle behind the new mobile app was that everything should be just one tap away. In August, the company rolled out a feature that let users apply for jobs straight from their smartphones .

Both the Recruiter Mobile and Mobile Work With Us apps are available immediately.

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Dara Kerr is a staff reporter for CNET focused on the sharing economy and tech culture. She grew up in Colorado where she developed an affinity for collecting fool's gold and spirit animals.


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