LinkedIn’s main priority when it comes to meeting the needs of users has always been to help them achieve their career goals. Whether you are a job seeker or gainfully employed, the Microsoft subsidiary is always providing you with the required basic tools to move to the next level career-wise. Earlier in the week, the professional social media company rolled out a new tool to help job seekers assess how qualified they are for a particular job. The new tool is called “How you Match” and is being rolled out along with an option that lets you to apply for jobs with just one click.
The How you Match tool and the option that allows you to apply for a job by one click will roll out to users before the end of this month.
How you Match is a tool that will enable LinkedIn pull relevant criteria included in your profile, which includes education, skills and the years of experience that you have among others. This information is based on what a job poster had posted while posting the job. However, there are times when job posters do not clearly add the criteria they would like to see when posting the job—in that case LinkedIn will select the relevant criteria from the job itself. Whenever you view any job posting on LinkedIn, you will then be able to refer an easily scannable list to see how the job aligns with your criteria.
It can be really hard to parse through long, descriptive, text to understand the required qualifications for a job, said group product manager for LinkedIn Careers Vidya Chandra in a briefing with journalists, per VentureBeat.
LinkedIn’s one click apply option will allow you to apply for a job instantly as long as you have previously uploaded your resume and basic contact information. The option will be available on mobile and desktop before the end of the month.
Referrals are not exactly something new when it comes to getting a new job. As a matter of fact, many job seekers find get to know about an advertised position in a company via referrals.
The feature only works very well if you already have an inside source [a friend or someone you know working in the company you wish to apply for a job in].
Here is how it works:
Tap the “Ask for a referral” button at the top of the job listing, and select the person you would like to reach out to. LinkedIn will help you write your request by suggesting a pre-populated message. Better still, you can personalize your message to make it look unique and standout from the rest. Consider using the following three tips provided by LinkedIn as your guide when personalizing or writing your message.