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2080982 - Apply with LinkedIn functionality - Recruiting Management



  •  What is Apply with LinkedIn?

           When a candidate is applying for a job, they can either choose to apply, and enter their candidate profile data entry by hand, or use LinkedIn to populate certain data values on their candidate profile:


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  • Recruiting Management.


Quick Facts:

  • This LinkedIn integration can only be used as part of the apply process; it is not possible to use LinkedIn to populate a candidate profile if the candidate is not presently applying for a job.
  • The apply process must be setup so that candidates are required to complete a Candidate Profile BEFORE they complete the application.
  • Integration may only be initiated and authorized by candidates, not recruiting users.  Integration may only occur on a case by case basis; the candidate’s authorization may not be used to maintain a dynamic link to the LinkedIn data.
  • LinkedIn only makes limited data available via integration.
  • Not all available LinkedIn fields need to be mapped; clients may choose to use fewer fields than LinkedIn makes available.



  • Customer must be on the V11 (ULTRA) or higher User Interface.
  • Enhanced Job Search UI.
  • Complete Profile before Application.



  1. Admin Center > Manage Recruiting Settings:
    • Enable Apply with LinkedIn™ for External Career Site.
    • Enable Apply with LinkedIn™ for Internal Career Site >

    2.   Admin Center > Configure Standardized Field Mapping

  • Standardized field mapping is necessary to define where the values from certain LinkedIn fields should be placed in the SuccessFactors Recruiting Management candidate profile.  The values on the right are the values available from LinkedIn.  The fields on the left are drop downs from which you can select fields you configured in the Candidate Profile XML.  Some fields are limited to match types – for instance, you cannot map a field defined as text to a value that LinkedIn will send over as a date. You cannot map any field type to a picklist field, even if it appears as an option. 



Recruiting Standardization Mapping

Only certain fields are supported in the LinkedIn integration.

Basic Information:

  • firstName.
  • lastName.
  • address.
  • dateOfBirth.
  • cellPhone.

Work Information

  • currentTitle.
  • currentCompany.
  • employer.
  • jobTitle.
  • presentEmployer.
  • employmentStateDate.
  • employmentEndDate.
  • jobDescription.


  • nameofSchool.
  • degreeObtained.
  • fieldOfStudy.
  • startDate.
  • endDate.


 Working with the Apply Using LinkedIn Integration

  • Select Apply Using LinkedIn from the Action list of a job requisition or directly from a job requisition page.


  • Enter the LinkedInTM Security Code to grant access to the LinkedIn Account. 


  • Along with this, LinkedIn will pop up a window to provide the user account log in so they can obtain their security code.  Pop-up blockers may interfere with LinkedIn’s attempt to open a verification code window, and may need to be manually disabled.


  • Once the candidate authenticates into their LinkedIn account, the candidate will receive a Security Code.


  • The candidate profile data will populate from LinkedIn, according to the standardized field mapping.


See Also

Move 7 Recruiting switches from Provisioning to Admin (Reference: JIRA RCM-29137)


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