Over the years, job seekers have become more tech-savvy with their searches and now continually turn to the likes of social media for connections and opportunities. LinkedIn, of course, has been the forerunner in social media for professionals, and they are further improving the online job search with some upcoming updates to their job postings.
When viewing a position through LinkedIn’s “Jobs” tab, job seekers will soon be able to see any and all of their connections who currently work at that company, as well as any fellow alumni or past colleagues who may have been hired by that employer. In addition, each position will feature a “Meet The Team” section that shows who is currently working in the role’s division and what skill sets they have. With these features, job seekers will be able to learn more about a company’s needs, culture, and hiring tendencies at a quick glance, as well as discover their “in,” as LinkedIn calls it.
With 89% of job seekers utilizing networking while seeking a job, according to a recent LinkedIn survey, these changes should hopefully provide job seekers with a new angle for reaching their target employers. Networking has always been a vital part of the job searching process and is continuing to play a bigger part in our careers every year.
“This is just the beginning of the ultimate jobs experience we aim to deliver to all job seekers on LinkedIn,” says Vidya Changra, Senior Product Manager at LinkedIn, in the announcement post. “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.”