LinkedIn is rolling out some new tools to keep job seekers informed of newly advertised positions, and to provide more context on the skills sought for their ideal roles.
First off, on notifications - LinkedIn's launching a new mobile push alert option for members who've signaled that they're actively looking for a new role. Now, as soon as new jobs related to your chosen criteria are posted, you can be notified, enabling you to take action straight away, and ideally get ahead of the pack.
Users can sign up for these notifications by ticking that they're actively looking for a job in their career interests dashboard, and ensuring that mobile notifications are turned on.
In addition to this, LinkedIn is also adding new 'Job Title Highlights', which will provide users with more insight into specific job roles, including the top skills that people working in these positions have, the top companies hiring for them, and your connections with the same role.
As you can see, the new insights are listed on the search page for a specific job title:
"To access these insights, go to the search bar via the LinkedIn desktop browser, and type in a specific job title, such as software engineer, accountant, or biologist. Click “enter” - these insights won’t show up if you click anything from the drop-down menu. Once the search results populate, you’ll see a new module in the right rail of the page that shows highlights for that specific job title."
The details will provide more context to assist your job search efforts, and get you closer to your ideal position.
And finally, LinkedIn is also providing more pathways to boosting your professional skills, with relevant LinkedIn Learning courses highlighted in job search queries.
The tools add more context and direction to on-platform job searches, which will help job seekers better understand what they need to do to get to the next stage of their careers. And with 100 million job applications posted via LinkedIn every month, the tools will no doubt see significant use. It's another way for the platform to utilize its unmatched professional database to help provide guidance and assistance for job seekers.