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Mar032019

LinkedIn Introduces New Jobs Search Features

In order to help professionals seeking job on its network, LinkedIn rolled out some new tools designed to help find the right job easier than ever.

LinkedIn now has over 15 million job listings along with 100 million job applications on its network monthly.

“Your job search is important, and we want to make sure you have all the tools you need to find the job that’s right for you.”

The new features will help job-seekers with new job opportunities, discover key job title insights, as well as find learning courses.

Here is an overview of the new tools:

Instant Job Notifications

Those job hunting will now see new jobs within minutes of being posted via new mobile push notification.

Those actively searching job can sign up for these notifications.

A screen shot of new mobile push notification:

LinkedIn Instant Mobile Push Notification for Jobs

Job Title Highlights

This will feature will provide insights about specific job titles when that job title is searched on LinkedIn.

Using a desktop browser, navigate to the search bar on LinkedIn and make a search for a specific job tile, then click “enter.”

After the search results populate, a new module in the right rail of the page will appear with highlights of that searched job title.

This new module will offer insights like:

  • Top skills people the title already has.
  • Top companies hiring for that role
  • First degree connections with the job title.

Here is how it looks:

LinkedIn K-card with Job Title Highlight

In addition, job title, LinkedIn is also introducing similar highlights for key influencers and notable companies.

These knowledge cards are currently only available on “desktop” where the English is a primary language.

LinkedIn notes, all these search highlights will become available to users on iOS and Android later this spring.

Here is how it looks:

Job title highlight on LinkedIn K-card

LinkedIn Learning

While job searching, LinkedIn will now offer new Learning courses, so users can learn and develop the required skills for the next role.

These personalized course recommendations will appear right in the search results.

As an example, a search for software engineering will bring learning courses around “Agile Software Development” or “Insights on Software Quality Engineering.”

Here is a search results with new recommended learning courses:

Personalized Recommended LinkedIn Learning Courses for Job seekers

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