So it seems to me that LinkedIn gets mixed reviews from my 20-something peers. We all are told to make these profiles by our professors, yet we rarely hear any success stories from the business-focused social network. Sometimes I think one of my friends tweeted it best, “LinkedIn profiles are like Furbies. Society pressures you into getting one, you never use it, and it annoys you everyday.”
However, the site announced Monday that they are making it easier for users to actually apply for a job, launching their new “Apply with LinkedIn” button. Apparently, it is supposed to be as simple as clicking a Twitter button or “Like” on Facebook for us to apply for jobs now.
According to LinkedIn executives, this button is supposed to update the job search into the realm of new media.
What do you guys think? Is the paper resume dead?
Check out my LinkedIn profile and see if it is ready to simply click a button and apply for a job! Send me a link to your profile and I’ll give you feedback as well!