LinkedIn Offers New Job Search Insights

Allison Howen
by Allison Howen 16 Dec, 2015

LinkedIn is helping professionals better succeed in their job search, as the company has unveiled new insights for LinkedIn job postings.

For starters, LinkedIn is displaying the connections a job seeker might have to a company front and center on the job postings page. According to the company's research, 89 percent of career builders networked while looking for their current job. What's more, 53 percent who networked with former colleagues say their efforts were effective at helping them land their job, while 61 percent who reached out to a former boss reported the same thing.

In addition to displaying connections front and center, LinkedIn unveiled a "Meet the Team" feature, which displays employees with similar roles at the company a job seeker is interested in. This feature aims to give job seekers a better sense of the company's background and expertise.

Lastly, LinkedIn unveiled a new Premium insights feature, which makes companies more transparent. This feature gives job seekers important details about a company's growth rate, average tenure and top schools and companies they hire from. This enables job seekers to better determine if they are a right fit for the company they are interested in.

"With our newly redesigned job postings, LinkedIn provides unique, at-a-glance insights to put more power in the job seeker's hands. Is this job the right job for YOU? If so, you can use our people related insights to make sure you're putting your most competitive foot forward," LinkedIn said in its blog announcement. "This is just the beginning of the ultimate jobs experience we aim to deliver to all job seekers on LinkedIn. We want every job seeker to have access to career opportunities and the competitive knowledge they need in order to make their dream opportunity a reality."