LinkedIn Recruiter Mobile Turns Your Smartphone Into Recruiting Tool

LinkedIn Recruiter Mobile Turns Your Smartphone Into Recruiting Tool


Published: Oct 21, 2013
Last Updated: Aug 5, 2014
by Shawn Hessinger
In Employment
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Search for that ideal job candidate. Contact him or her quickly for a screening interview. Then make notes on the candidate’s profile. And do all of this from your smartphone inside a single app all in minutes on the way to the office.

Sound too good to be true? It may not be.

LinkedIn, the professional social network, says it is streamlining the recruitment process with a new app called Recruiter Mobile.

In a recent post on the LinkedIn Talent Blog, Parker Barrile, Senior Director of Product at LinkedIn explains:

People are more mobile than ever before. Yet recruiters like you, and the recruiting process, are still chained to the desktop. That has made it painstakingly difficult for candidates to search for, discover and apply for jobs via mobile. It has also limited your productivity because you can’t interact with candidates and hiring managers while on the go.

Introducing LinkedIn Recruiter Mobile

The idea is pretty simple.

LinkedIn says the app makes it easy to browse the site’s 238 million members with your job criteria. You can read their profiles and even get hiring manager feedback on the candidates you’re interested in.

Then message members through LinkedIn and take followup notes on the candidate’s profile for review later or to forward to your HR department or hiring manager.

Here’s a simple overview of the app in action.




Users without an iPhone can access the app on other devices from LinkedIn. But, in either case, you will need to have a premium LinkedIn Recruiter account to use the app.

Image: LinkedIn


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Shawn Hessinger

Shawn Hessinger is the Executive Editor for Small Business Trends. A professional journalist with more than a decade of experience in the traditional newspaper business, he has another 10 years of experience in digital media for trade publications and news sites. Shawn has served as a beat reporter, columnist, editorial writer, bureau chief and eventually managing editor with responsibility for nine weekly newspapers, the Berks Mont Newspapers. He is also a member of the Society of Professional Journalists.



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