LinkedIn Integration allows candidate's to link their GTS profile to their LinkedIn profile. This document provides step by step instructions on how to configure LinkedIn Integration and an explanation of how this feature works.
To begin our configuration, we need two bits of information from you or your school's tech team:
To provide this information, your school needs to setup an API through the LinkedIn Developer module, the following link provides an overview of what you'll need to do to create the API application, but the steps are outlined in the Configuration Steps section below:
You should have received the following links for Linkedin API configuration:
OR the following links for Beta Configuration
NOTE: The candidate link should not have (SCHOOLABRV) in the url, if you received the link with (SCHOOLABRV) included or if you were not informed of your schools abbreviation, ask for the correct link with your school abbreviation included
The following instructions explain how to setup your Linkedin API:
Once we've received the Client ID and Client Secret Value, we will update our configurations and let you know when its ready to test.
The following sections explain how candidates connect their profiles to their linkedin accounts and how admins can view candidate linkedin accounts
The following steps explain how a candidate can connect their Linkedin profile to their MBAFocus profile
Regardless of whether a candidate is automatically connected or not, once a LinkedIn profile is connected, the "Connect your LinkedIn" link will be changed to a "View Full LinkedIn Profile" link; when a candidate clicks this link, they will be brought to the full profile view of their LinkedIn profile.
As long as a candidate does not log out of their LinkedIn account, in general, within the same browser, they won't have to log in when they click the View Full LinkedIn profile link.
A user's LinkedIn session state is an important factor in this feature. If a candidates' LinkedIn session is still active, meaning if they go to Linkedin.com and are already logged in, they won't have to manually connect their LinkedIn profile to their GTS profile as the GTS will detect an active LinkedIn account and connect it to the candidate's profile.
The following steps explain how an admin can view a candidates Linkedin profile from the candidate profile view page
When an admin views a candidate's profile, a LinkedIn section at the bottom of the profile view page will be displayed IF the candidate has connected their LinkedIn profile.
If the candidate has connected their LinkedIn profile but the admin is not logged into LinkedIn, the LinkedIn section will be displayed but the candidates LinkedIn information will not be shown; the admin must click the "Sign in to See Profile" button which will open a small LinkedIn Sign in window with the following options:
Once an admin logs in, they will be able to see the summary information of a candidate's LinkedIn profile. They will NOT need to login again if they want to view different, connected candidates LinkedIn information. As long as the admin does not log out of their LinkedIn account, in general, within the same browser, they'll only have to login once to view candidate LinkedIn profiles.
If an admin signs in as a candidate who has not Connected their LinkedIn Profile and goes to My Profile > Summary, the "Connect Your Profile" link won't be click able.
If an admin signs in as a candidate who has Connected their LinkedIn Profile and goes to My Profile > Summary, the "View Full LinkedIn Profile" link will take the admin to the Full Profile View of the candidates LinkedIn Profile.
A user's LinkedIn session state is an important factor in this feature. If an admin's LinkedIn session is still active meaning if they go to Linkedin.com and are already logged in, they won't have to login to view candidates LinkedIn information, GTS will detect an active LinkedIn account and allow admins to see the candidates LinkedIn information.
Article ID: 2058
Created On: Jan 9, 2015 at 1:30 PM
Last Updated On: Jan 8, 2019 at 9:06 AM
Authored by: KB Admin
Online URL: https://kb.mbafocus.com/article.php?id=2058