The last thing people probably want to see is more push notifications—unless they’re looking for a job.
LinkedIn is enabling members who have indicated in their career interests dashboards that they are actively looking for jobs to sign up for instant job notifications, which they will receive as soon as positions are posted.
The professional network revealed its plans to roll out this feature earlier this month, when it detailed its rebuild of its core hiring tools—LinkedIn Recruiter, Linkedin Jobs and Pipeline Builder—into a single platform later this year, Intelligent Hiring Experience.
Another new tool from LinkedIn to aid members’ job searches is job title highlights.
When people search for a specific job title, they will see information including the top skills possessed by people holding that title, the top companies looking to fill those spots and first-degree connections with that job title.
Senior product manager Alice Xiong said in a blog post that these insights can be accessed by going to the search bar in desktop and entering a specific job title, which will bring up highlights for that job title in a new module on the right side.
Similar highlights are also available for key influencers on LinkedIn and notable companies, and those knowledge cards are available via desktop in all markets where English is the primary language.
Xiong said all of these search features will be added to the professional network’s iOS and Android applications later this spring.
Finally, when LinkedIn users are searching for potential opportunities, they will now see related LinkedIn Learning courses.
Xiong wrote, “We continue to hear from our members the importance of having job insights, such as skill requirements and new opportunities, at your fingertips when searching for a job. There are 100 million job applications on LinkedIn every month, so being one of the first applicants for a position, and being able to showcase your relevant skills quickly, can help you stand out from the pack.”