Yes, folks, that's right: we busy little worker bees here at Simply Hired have once again brought home the honey. SimplyHired.com is 3 years old today, and in honor of her third birthday, we've launched the first integration with LinkedIn's new application programming interface or API, for those of you who speak geek. When you conduct a job search on www.SimplyHired.com, you can now use the Who Do I KnowTM feature to view your LinkedIn connections at each company alongside your search results.
Didn't know your ex-girlfriend has the corner office at that firm you've been eyeballing, now did you? Maybe time for some flowers and a heartfelt apology for that whole "It's not you, it's me" thing? Or maybe you've got a long-lost college buddy who owes you a favor and can get you an interview.
Honeybees (genus APIS, for those of you who speak Entomologist) depend on community connections for their survival and productivity. In a beehive, all workers function as part of a team, helping each other for mutual benefit. In some cases they even do complicated interpretive dance moves to let the other workers know where the nectar is flowing.
We're no different, people. It's all about who you know. (Or whom you know... for those of you who speak Grammarian). What's good for you is good for us, and vice versa. So we're making it easier than ever to spread the honey. Er.. money. That is...
Worker bees of the world, unite!
UPDATE (3/26): LinkedIn has a video demonstrating the integration on YouTube.