Select Website 

Recruitment Directory's Blog - Australia's #1 Recruitment Technology Blog!

Back to Menu Back to Menu

Share on LinkedIn

Posted By: Thomas Shaw, 3:30pm Monday 24 August 2009    Print Article

Have you ever shared content on LinkedIn? According to statistics released last month by AddToAny, LinkedIn was one of the least popular places to share content, with only 0.4% of users using the AddToAny widget. Facebook dominated the list with 24%, followed by email 11.1% and Twitter 10.8%

AddToAny is a social bookmarking widget that allows you to share web pages & content with various social bookmarking, social networking and link storage sites.

Most recruiters would be unaware of the Share on LinkedIn feature, even thou it has been around since April 2008. Adding the “Share on LinkedIn” function on your recruitment website, job board or blog allows your visitors to share your content with their LinkedIn connections, networks or groups.

If users share content to a LinkedIn group via this method, it will post the content to the news section. LinkedIn have not released the ability to choose which section it is posted to. (watch this space)

Unfortunately this is not the most ideal solution if you want to share jobs, but at least you are getting your job adverts onto LinkedIn for free!

Having a share function allows users spread your content - one user visits your site and can notify literally tens, hundreds, or thousands of others, driving relevant traffic back to your site.

Adding the Share on LinkedIn function does require a small amount of programming. But it can easily be done with a few parameters such as URL, title, summary and source.[URL]&title=[TITLE]&summary=[SUMMARY]&source=[SOURCE]
  1. User clicks on the link
  2. A pop-up browser from LinkedIn will open
  3. Sign in to your account on LinkedIn
  4. Choose where you want to share the content - connections, networks or select a group
  5. Content shared

Article URL:

Article Tags: linkedin recruitment website job advert job distribution job board facebook addtoany social bookmarking social bookmark widget twitter email

Comments Hide Comments (0)

Feel free to join in on the conversation. All comments are moderated before publishing. Comments posted by subscribers don't necessarily reflect the views of Recruitment Directory.

Your Name: * Required
Your Email Address: * Required
Website URL:
Comments: * Required
Enter the code you see in the image above (case sensitive). Click on the image to refresh it.

Back to Menu Back to Menu

Random Blog Articles

Charging Job Seekers to View or Apply for Jobs
Published: 8:00pm Tuesday 15 September 2009

10 quick tips to help you find a job
Published: 2:59pm Sunday 08 March 2009

Bing & SEO
Published: 11:09pm Thursday 20 August 2009

Surviving a Redundancy - 10 strategies to get yourself and your career back on track
Published: 3:34pm Tuesday 19 May 2009

Guidelines on Recruitment Advertising
Published: 9:22pm Monday 13 July 2009