While LinkedIn bills itself as a professional social networking platform, arguably most users flock to the service to seek out or fill employement positions and it seems LinkedIn developers are acknowledging that reality.
Last month, February 2019, LinkedIn announced a set of new features to help users gain a competitive edge in relatively thriving US economy that include a new push notification features for job postings, insights into job title and descriptions and learning courses assoicated with employment opportunities.
Instant Job Notifications
- We get it, you want to see jobs as soon as they’re posted. That’s why we’re rolling out a new mobile push notification to members who have told us they are actively looking for a new role as soon as new jobs are posted. Now, you can see new jobs within minutes of them being posted so you can be one of the first to apply.
- You can sign up for these notifications by noting that you are actively looking for a job in your career interests dashboard, and making sure your mobile notifications are turned on.
Job Title Highlights
- Whether you are looking to get to the next level in your current field, or if you are planning on changing roles entirely, it’s helpful to understand the skills and qualifications behind a specific job title.
- That’s why we’ve rolled out a new feature that provides a quick look at specific job titles to help you get ahead in your job hunt.
Now, when you search for a job title on LinkedIn, you’ll see a new module that outlines:
- The top skills people with that title have - use this to make sure you highlight any skills you have that might help you showcase why you are a fit for that new title.
- The top companies hiring for that role - you can quickly apply to those opportunities by clicking through the module
Your first degree connections with that job title - you might want to reach out to some of these folks to learn more about what the job might entail.
Enhance your skills with LinkedIn Learning while you job hunt
- We’ve also heard that you want to easily refresh or learn new skills needed to tackle the next big challenge in your career. Now when you are searching for potential opportunities you’ll also see LinkedIn Learning courses that can help you build the skills needed for those roles. For example, if you are searching for software engineering, we’ll show you learning courses such as “Agile Software Development” or “Insights on Software Quality Engineering.”
- These courses will be right in your search results for easy access, and will show up based on personalized recommendations to meet your needs.
Some of these LinkedIn advacements are available today such as the nofitications feature, but others are set to roll out later this Spring depending on platform.
LinkedIn's focus on elevating the way its users job hunt is arguably a net benefit for all as employers recieve more qualified candidates and job seekers get the tools to help them stand out above the crowd.