As a professional you already know the power of LinkedIn. Networking and connecting to those in your field can bring new job opportunities, collaboration, and brand recognition. LinkedIn has several mobile apps focusing on specific areas to assist you even further.
Some of the following apps require company access or a LinkedIn subscription account, but are certainly worth mentioning due to their special focuses and missions. However, most are available for use by anyone.
LinkedIn Job Search
Great for finding new opportunities.
The LinkedIn Job Search app is the perfect tool for finding new jobs based on location, title, or keyword. You can receive recommendations and notifications based on you job searches, opportunities that you have previously viewed, or your current LinkedIn profile.
Details on jobs found include the basics such as title, full- or part-time, a complete job description, company details, and options to Save or Apply. You can easily apply for jobs you find using your LinkedIn profile. Currently the LinkedIn Job Search app is available for free for iOS.
Great for investing in your connections.
The LinkedIn Connected app is a great way to stay up to date with the connections you have made. Strengthening your relationships is just as important as creating them. This app allows you to see important updates in your connections’ lives. You can receive notifications for work anniversaries, birthdays, job changes, and other important events.
The app also lets you make new connections by showing you who else on LinkedIn that you have in common. You can easily connect and email others from within the app. Currently the LinkedIn Connected app is available for free for iOS [No longer available] and
Great for staying on top of news from your social network.
The LinkedIn Pulse app is an award-winning tool for news, content, and stories from your social connections. You can read, save, and share interesting articles, browse through pieces from key publications, and follow influencers to see their latest articles.
Customize your news feeds based on categories such as Science, Business, Sports, Photography, and more. Share your favorite articles with other social media networks, sync feeds across your devices, and save items to other apps such as Pocket, Evernote, and Instapaper. Currently the LinkedIn Pulse app is available for free for iOS [No longer available] and Android [No longer available].
Great for browsing and creating presentations.
The SlideShare app, which is owned by LinkedIn, lets you peruse through millions of presentations or create your own presentation. From infographics to videos, SlideShare has become one of the most popular tools for media content sharing and creation.
You can search for presentations based on categories such as Technology, Business, Design, Education, and much more. The app allows you to share via Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn easily. You can also save those you like to check them out offline later. Currently the SlideShare app is available for free for iOS and Android.
Great for sharing your content with your company.
The LinkedIn Elevate app is available for certain companies, so you may contact your employer to see if your company participates. If so, you and your coworkers can read and share motivating and unique articles pertaining to your field of business. Currently the LinkedIn Elevate app is available for free for iOS.
LinkedIn Sales Navigator
Great for keeping up with your accounts and leads.
The LinkedIn Sales Navigator app is available for those with a paid LinkedIn Sales Navigator account. This is a really useful tool for those in sales. Keeping up with leads, checking on your accounts, connecting with others is easy. Currently the LinkedIn Sales Navigator app is available for free for iOS.
Great for locating job candidates.
The LinkedIn Recruiter app is available for those with a LinkedIn Recruiter account. There are both free and paid plans available. With the app you can find LinkedIn profiles, contact potential hires via email, text, phone or InMail, and receive alerts in real-time so that you can respond quickly. Currently the LinkedIn Recruiter app is available for free for iOS and Android.
Do You Have an Inspirational LinkedIn Story?
Have you used any of the above LinkedIn companion apps and have had a great success because of it? Maybe you got a terrific new job, connected with a major influencer, or found the perfect job candidate for your company. We would love to hear your LinkedIn app success stories!