Apply Connect

Apply Connect is an ATS integration from LinkedIn that improves the candidate experience by allowing job seekers to apply for your jobs without leaving LinkedIn and stay informed after applying (optional). It also enhances your applicant management process by providing access to real-time LinkedIn data directly in your ATS to more efficiently evaluate applicants based on their fit for the job.

Without an apply integration, users who post jobs on LinkedIn through an ATS currently have no way of receiving applicants directly into the ATS system of record. Traditionally, apply integrations were designed to increase applicant volume. However, for a large segment of company types and roles, end users receive more applicants than they can handle. Apply Connect’s goal is twofold:

  1. Deliver more quality applicants to help ATS users (job posters and hiring managers who review applicant lists) fill hard to fill roles faster
  2. Surface insights and deliver skills data to help users sift through applications and make decisions on candidates faster as they move down the funnel

LinkedIn provides the Job Postings API to facilitate the creation of a job. This API has fields that you can use to specify the questions that need to be answered to complete the job application and host the application experience entirely on LinkedIn. In addition to the questions, you should specify a URL where LinkedIn will POST Job Applications.

Development Prerequisites

Request Access


  • The use of these APIs is restricted to those developers approved by LinkedIn. Please reach out to your LinkedIn Relationship Manager or Business Development contact as you will need to meet certain criteria and sign an API agreement with data restrictions in order to use this integration.

  • If you are not yet a LinkedIn Talent Solutions Partner, please complete the LinkedIn Talent Solutions Partner Request Form.

Before developing with Apply Connect, you need to develop an application with Job Posting first. Refer to Job Posting API Overview to understand API Implementation details to create and manage jobs.

Begin Development

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When Apply Connect has been integrated into an ATS, a customer can then enable Apply Connect to

  1. Post jobs including their respective application flows to LinkedIn
  2. Retrieve applicants from LinkedIn all without leaving their ATS.

It consists of 3 main components:

  • A comprehensive set of APIs that:
    1. Send job postings and associated application questions to LinkedIn
    2. Receive job applications and skills match data from LinkedIn applicants in near-realtime
    3. Deliver generalized stage data to applicants to keep them in the loop about the status of their job applications.
  • A widget that triggers on hover that displays an insights overview - designed for candidate list views.
  • A full page Apply Connect profile widget rendered on the application view of a candidate.

Before beginning development, you'll need to request access to the API and testing resources.

Try in Postman

As a partner you will need to utilize the components described within each module listed: