LinkedIn Improves Job Search

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Last week LinkedIn rolled out a new and improved Job Search feature, and sent me an email about it yesterday. In the email, LinkedIn states that LinkedIn Jobs has been redesigned with us in mind. The new Jobs section includes:

  1. Powerful search, front and center. Advanced search is at your fingertips to help you find the perfect job.
  2. Relevant jobs for you, all in one place. See the full list of jobs you may be interested in without leaving the page.
  3. Open jobs in your network. Easily browse job postings at companies where your connections work.
  4. An easy way to keep on top of your job search. Save jobs and searches with a single click, for handy reference later.

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In a blog post, LinkedIn shared the slideshow below, and also mentioned that Premium members also gain an advanced search that includes salary requirements, and special embedded tips during job searches.

New LinkedIn Jobs Page from LinkedIn

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For regular (basic) members, the job search includes title, keywords or company name, plus country, zip code, industry and functions. You can click on More Options to refine your search even further to only results within a certain timeframe, as well as experience.

The jobs you may be interested in section is nice, as it puts a bunch of relevant jobs right there for you and provides a See More button that wil reveal more jobs right there on the Jobs Home screen.

The Discover Jobs in Your Network section is interesting. If a company of someone you’re connected is hiring, you’ll see that company and the number of available jobs here. Rather than blindly sending in an application, why not ask your connection for an introduction?

Finally, the new Jobs Home gives you easy access to jobs that you’ve previously saved, as well as any searches you’ve saved or jobs you’ve already applied to. Saving a job search is criical for long-term success! Find a search that perfectly fits your criteria and provides great, relevant results, and then save it. When you come back in a few days, you can click on your saved search and immediately see new results.

The announcement made mention that this feature is being rolled out to all members around the world in the coming weeks, so it’s only live for a limited gepgraphic area initially.

Take a look at the new Jobs section, and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Image courtesy of Jeremy Wilburn, Flickr.

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