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Has LinkedIn Killed the Resume?

SmartRecruiters’ recruiting software connects businesses with the Internet’s leading job boards, social networks and recruiting services, while also helping to manage the entire hiring process with our applicant tracking and collaboration features. Built on an open SaaS platform, we are in an unique position to innovate quickly and often – introducing new features and business partners frequently in order to create the best recruiting solution.

LinkedIn announced the launch of a new feature today which makes it even easier for candidates to apply to jobs using their LinkedIn profile instead of a resume. Hiring organizations benefit as this new plugin provides them with more accurate, up-to-date applicant information than a traditional resume. We’re happy to report that SmartRecruiters is one of the first recruiting software platforms to make this feature available to its users and their job applicants.

SmartRecruiters actually offered the first version of the “apply with LinkedIn” button on job ads since 2010 – a feature that both our users and their applicants have used a lot. “The resume should not be on your hard drive, it should be in the cloud – available,” SmartRecruiters CEO Jerome Ternynck said on The Wise Man Show. Up to date candidate information, like a profile furnished from LinkedIn, allows for better “apples to apples” candidate comparisons in our applicant tracking system.

A leader in the development of next generation recruiting software, SmartRecruiters is committed to strengthening the social aspect of hiring through features like our one-click job updates to the leading social networks. Once candidates apply, the emphasis shifts to the collaboration tools we provide to a company’s hiring team – candidate ratings, searchable comments, interview scheduling and reviews – these all make the hiring process more efficient and effective. Hiring Made Easy – that’s what it’s all about at SmartRecruiters.

David Smooke

David Smooke was the Director of Content Marketing and Social Media at SmartRecruiters and is the Founder of ArtMap Inc & AMI Publications.