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Old 12-23-2013, 07:58 PM
 
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I notice when applying for jobs directly on an employer's website there will sometimes be an option to apply for the position using your LinkedIn profile. It appears you allow the employer to access your LinkedIn profile.

I have never tried applying for a job this way and was wondering if anyone has and if so were you successful in at least getting an interview? I would think and correct me if I am wrong but allowing the employer to access your profile would avoid the hassle in regurgitating your already uploaded resume etc.

Any thoughts on this?
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:08 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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Well, given that your LinkedIn profile should be the perfect reflection of you, why not?
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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They can access it whether or not you provide them with a link.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:44 PM
 
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It is a good function because it does allow you to be notified when a job was looked at and so forth. You also get page views which you can sometimes tell who saw it.Not all employers use it but it depends as to their hiring process.
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Old 12-23-2013, 08:49 PM
 
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You'll still have to submit a resume, but linkedin is for networkding and job searching, so there is no downside to doing so.
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Old 12-24-2013, 08:04 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Unless you have made it private (which defeats the purpose) they can see it anyway. Since the data about you should be the same as your resume, they may be looking for discrepancies, or to see if you might have contacts that worry them, such as with competitors, or contacts that will help them, such as plenty of potential clients for them. I would be more worried about what they might find if they look at your facebook or twitter.
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Old 04-14-2016, 12:32 PM
 
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I realize this thread is really old, but... I was just submitting an online application for a job, and when I looked at the apply via linked in option, one of the items this particular employer was asking for access to in my profile was my MESSAGES.

This may or may not have been the case back in 2013 - but I would be very wary of allowing anyone access to messages - even if you have nothing to hide, like me, it sets a very disturbing precedent, IMO.

Edited to add: Also, there is very little else that comes up on this topic in the search engines, and even on LinkedIn itself, it doesn't seem to be a feature that is widely publicized or discussed!?
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Old 04-15-2016, 03:13 PM
 
Location: KC, MO
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Exclamation Allowing Potential Employers to Access UR LI Profile

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I notice when applying for jobs directly on an employer's website there will sometimes be an option to apply for the position using your LinkedIn profile. It appears you allow the employer to access your LinkedIn profile.

I have never tried applying for a job this way and was wondering if anyone has and if so were you successful in at least getting an interview? I would think and correct me if I am wrong but allowing the employer to access your profile would avoid the hassle in regurgitating your already uploaded resume etc.

Any thoughts on this?

In addition to what Hemlock and the others have said,

The advantage of having your LI Profile show up right away to an employer is that it gives you an opportunity to show off your uh, Show and Tell.

It is at LinkedIn that you can post your collateral material. Your resume can, at best, make reference to your URL's but your LinkedIn profile has your professional works posted in a very obvious manner.


So rather than thinking about it as an alternative to posting your resume to the ATS, think in terms of having your professional work, affiliations and professional activities on display for employers to see.


Another reason why one's LI profile should be as completely filled with one's professional activity as possible.


If this advice does not fit your situation, I'm sure there are others in the C-D peanut gallery who might benefit from reading what I've said.

(Everyone should assume their LI Profile is going to be looked at once they have applied for a job.)




Paul....

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Old 09-27-2016, 09:06 AM
 
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People put the linkedin link on the resume.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Vero Beach, Fl
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Sorry, I don't often react like this, but you must be kidding "It appears you allow the employer to access your LinkedIn profile." What do you think LinkedIn is? Seriously?
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