The popular business-oriented social network, LinkedIn now has a student app. The mobile application allows students to search for a job, get career advice, and even connect with friends that are working at the places they’re interested in.
According to LinkedIn representatives, the company wanted to help students find suitable workplaces after they graduate. The market is filled with both job openings and fresh graduates looking to make a name for themselves. So they started searching for a way to connect the two parties easier.
Since the current generations are linked to their phones with an invisible umbilical cord, LinkedIn now has a student app that can help them turn their leisure browsing into job hunting.
“It was only natural for us to try and come up with a solution for this but do it in a way that really resonates with students and meet them where they are, which is mainly on the mobile phone,” declared a LinkedIn product senior manager, Ada Yu.
LinkedIn Students was officially launched on Monday in the US. Up until its launch, the app was tested by the Central Florida University and SJSU.
There are five ideas displayed in separate cards for the students. While using the app, they are given some recommended readings based on their profile description and career suggestions that are made in accordance with the education and experience of the user.
Furthermore, the users are given a list of companies that are hiring at the moment alumni from the school they graduated and a list of the jobs and majors available on LinkedIn.
For example, a student that is interested in workforce and economic development was given “Ten habits of genuinely charming people” as a recommended reading and asked if he ever considered being a finance specialist in a corporation. He was also told that Cisco would be a good option for his specific interests and qualifications and that Salesforce was hiring a “customer success product manager intern.”
So final year students can rest a bit easier at night thinking that their future is a little bit more secure, now that they have a working way of searching for jobs.
LinkedIn now has a student app, and that means a lot for the company. The business-oriented social network is rapidly gaining followers and expanding its services. Soon enough it will become the number one job hunting platform in the United States.
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