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Jun082018

LinkedIn Jobs Enable Calculating Potential Travel Time when Seeking Job

LinkedIn is introducing a new feature in collaboration with Bing Maps that will provide professionals exploring jobs on LinkedIn Jobs will also be able to know the total commute time from their residence to the office.

“There are a lot of factors that go into understanding if a job is the right fit for you,” wrote LinkedIn. Now, job seekers can see salary insights, how their skills and experience match with the role’s requirements, who can refer you to the role, information about the company and potential team, and potential commute time.

The new ‘Your Commute’ feature is built using several Bing Maps APIs and let users calculate potential commute time for a selected new job posting on LinkedIn’s job portal. Bing Maps services, such as “Autosuggest, Geocoding, Routing and Maps” were used in the feature.

Users when viewing job posting on LinkedIn mobile app will now see a new “See Your Commute” section, From there they can enter their address to see how long their daily commute would be to the new office by walking, driving, or on public transit.

In the image below you can new “See Your Commute” module on LinkedIn Jobs:

See Your Commute on LikedIn Jobs

Eventually, user can also save their location information locally on their phone, so it doesn’t have to be typed in every time, LinkedIn said.

The potential commute time can be calculate before you apply for the role for multiple travel modes, including using public transportation, travelling by car, or even walking.” Also, Bing’s predictive traffic data will take into account “rush hour traffic’ when calculating commute times for job seekers to consider when selecting their next job.

This image shows how to calculate commute time:

Calculating commute time on LinkedIn Job

Lastly, users will also be able to set their commute preferences within ‘Career Interests’ dashboard. This will allow LinkedIn to provide users with more relevant job recommendations that best fit their lifestyle.

Start job search today and explore this feature on LinkedIn Jobs. For more information about Bing Maps Platform APIs, check out over here.

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