It is all about helping employees and employers connect—and that is exactly what LinkedIn is all about. The professional social networking group has just launched a new feature that simplifies the process of finding yourself a new job. As a matter of fact, LinkedIn rolled out more than one feature—all geared towards positioning you for the job you truly desire.
“We’ve rolled out some new features to help job-seekers be the first to see new job opportunities, discover key job title insights, and quickly find learning courses to help them on their job hunt.”
Instant Job Notifications: This feature keeps you all to date with all the latest openings via instant notifications. It is a new mobile push notification, but works only when you have told LinkedIn what you are actively looking for as soon as new jobs have been posted. As a matter of fact, you can get notification as soon as a new job is being posted on the platform. To sign up for instant job notifications, simply go to your career interests dashboard, and be sure to turn on your mobile notifications.
Job Title Highlights: Understanding the skills and qualifications for a specific job is important because it helps you prepare ahead. The feature is designed to ensure you are not caught off guard when searching for a job. When next you search for a job on LinkedIn, you will be presented with a new module outlining the following: top skills people with that title have, top companies hiring for that role, and first degree connections with that job title.
You can access the insights by going to the search bar via the LinkedIn desktop browser, and type in a specific job title, such as software engineer, accountant, or biologist. Once you are done, click “enter” – these insights will not show up if you click anything from the drop down menu. Once the search results populate, you will see a new module in the right rail of the page that shows highlights for that specific job title.
LinkedIn Learning: When you are searching for potential opportunities you will also see LinkedIn Learning courses that can help you build the skills needed for those roles. If you are searching for software engineering for example, LinkedIn will show you learning courses such as “Agile Software Development” or “Insights on Software Quality Engineering.”
A couple of weeks ago, LinkedIn launched a cool new way to search for potential employer. The Microsoft-owned professional social networking platform did this by enlarging Pages, and adding more features. Pages, according to LinkedIn, has more than 30 million companies with more than 20 million jobs already posted. The company’s huge database gives employees the opportunity to research more information about the companies they want to work for before submitting their resume.