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Editors' Review

The free LinkedIn Job Search for Android app leverages the power of your LinkedIn profile and network to serve you the most relevant jobs. Then just quickly apply to them within the app.

SEE: The best job search apps for iOS and Android to help you get hired (a guide)


Tailored experience: Connect your LinkedIn account to the LinkedIn Job Search app, and you'll be taken through a series of questions to ensure the app sends you only the most relevant listings. First, add the job titles you're interested in, then select the locations you want to work in, and then flip over your proverbial "Open for business" sign by turning on the feature that alerts recruiters that you're interested in new opportunities.

Minimal UI: LinkedIn Job Search will look familiar to LinkedIn users, but the app is even easier to navigate than its companion website, as it focuses only on jobs. The Home page shows you a list of jobs you may be interested in. (If they don't match your preferences, then tap the Update Preferences button.) You can also use the search bar up top to find positions by job title or keyword. The Track tab is where you can see all the jobs you've viewed, saved, or applied for, and Notifications are, you guessed it, where notifications are housed.

Search or be served: You can locate job opportunities in your city or elsewhere with location-based search. Or you can search for jobs by title, location, or keywords. Or you can get recommendations and notifications sent to you based on your saved searches, previously viewed jobs, and, of course, your LinkedIn profile.

Quick application process: When you find a job you like, just tap it, and if it's an Easy Apply job, then you can just press the Easy Apply button and the app will use your profile and contact info to apply for you. You can upload your resume in Word or PDF or not, and then tap the Submit Application button. This makes it very easy to apply for jobs on the go.

If it's not an Easy Apply job, tap the Apply button and submit your application the old-fashioned way on the poster's external site.

Notifications: Turn on push notifications and get everything from job alerts when new job listings are posted that'd be perfect for you to alerts reminding you to apply to saved jobs before they expire and even alerts when recruiters view your application submissions.

Private searching: Most employed people looking for jobs don't want their bosses or even coworkers knowing that they're currently on the hunt for a new job. That's why we were impressed to read that LinkedIn Job Search promises "Total privacy - your network won't hear a thing about your in-app activity," in its App Store description.


How private is your job search?: The app says "We take steps to not show your current company that you're open, but can't guarantee complete privacy." This is somewhat troubling in light of its previous claim that your job search is totally private within the app.

Pricey premium subscription: LinkedIn Job Search is free, but you can upgrade to a Premium subscription for $29.99 per month. This is particularly pricey if you're unemployed and may not even be worthwhile as LinkedIn boasts that it adds "insights on how you compare to job applicants and a company's hiring trends." Almost $30 a month seems like a lot of money for that.

Bottom Line

LinkedIn Job Search for Android makes the often arduous job search process far easier. Aside from the app's mixed messages on privacy, it's a near perfect app.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.28.3

Bug fixes and performance fixes.


Publisher LinkedIn
Publisher web site
Release Date November 15, 2018
Date Added November 15, 2018
Version 1.28.3


Category Business Software
Subcategory Business Applications

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Android
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 14.12MB
File Name External File


Total Downloads 3,822
Downloads Last Week 27


License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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