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LinkedIn now helps Android owners on to the next step of their career ladder

Nine months after rolling out its job search app for iOS users, LinkedIn has decided it wants to help Android users take a step up the career ladder. The social network for professionals says its built the new app from the ground up, which possibly goes some way to explaining why it’s taken so long.

LinkedIn Job Search lets job hunters find new positions by title, keyword, and location. You can also pull up recommended jobs based on saved searches, positions you’ve already viewed, and, of course, your LinkedIn profile.

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Whatever your reason for looking for a new gig, LinkedIn hopes to help you find it more quickly by pushing job alerts to your device when positions likely to be of interest show up. Just hope they don’t come through when you’re in a meeting with your current boss. Speaking of privacy, LinkedIn says you’re all set, promising “your network won’t hear a thing about your employment-seeking activity.”

And when you do find something that suits, you can apply through the app itself.

Described by LinkedIn’s Daniel Ayele as a “one-stop shop for Android users’ job seeking needs,” the new app will use 14MB of space on your device and needs Android 4.1 and up to run.

[Source: LinkedIn]