LinkedIn (LNKD) Announces New Features for Job Seekers

October 6, 2016 8:30 AM EDT

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LinkedIn (NYSE: LNKD) posted the following to its Blog on Thursday:

The secret to career happiness is finding a job you love, however there is no way to tell the world that you’re open to new opportunities without worrying about your employer finding out. But imagine if you could signal to recruiters everywhere that you’d like to hear from them, and by doing so increase your chances of having one of those magic moments when a recruiter reaches out with an amazing opportunity.

Open Candidates, is a new feature that makes it easier to connect with your dream job by privately signal to recruiters that you’re open to new job opportunities. You can specify the types of companies and roles you are most interested in and be easily found by the hundreds of thousands of recruiters who use LinkedIn to find great professional talent.

Open Candidates is accessible from the “Preferences” tab on the LinkedIn Jobs home page.

To enable the feature, simply turn sharing “On” and fill in some brief information about the types of roles you are interested in. Who among us hasn’t, at some point, tried to find work without our boss finding out? Now, you can privately indicate to recruiters on LinkedIn without worrying. We will hide the Open Candidates signal from recruiters at your company or affiliated company recruiters.

You can also search through more than six million jobs on LinkedIn, learn about the company’s culture through our newly releasedCareer Pages, and “Meet the Team” to learn more about future colleagues for open jobs that catch your attention. Most importantly, by using LinkedIn’s many job tools, you can find opportunities at companies where you have a common connection to ensure you’re putting your best foot forward. If you’re worried you need to freshen up some skills for desired jobs, we also offer high quality courses and content to help you acquire these skills through our new LinkedIn Learning platform.

Open Candidates is available in the U.S, U.K., Canada and Australia on the desktop and mobile Web for now and we will be rolling out globally soon. Once you’ve turned the signal on you can let LinkedIn do the work for you. Login here to change your preferences.

Tip: Don’t forget to update your profile. That’s the first things a recruiter will look at. See tips for updating your profile here.



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