LinkedIn launched a new feature called Career Advice, which works to connect users with others for “lightweight mentorship opportunities.”
With this feature, users interested in offering or receiving advice can sign up by going to the “Career Advice hub,” which is accessible from their LinkedIn profile. From there, they can select the types of advice they’re interested in giving or receiving. LinkedIn will then recommend other users for them to connect with based on these selections, as well as their mutual interests and information the platform already knows about them.
In a blog post, Anwesha Jalan, senior product manager at LinkedIn, said, “We’re also exploring ways to specify if you’d like to mentor certain communities, like people facing unique barriers to economic opportunity. When you find a match, you’ll be alerted and you can then send a message to start a conversation about the advice you need.”
LinkedIn’s Career Advice feature is now rolling out to users in the U.S., U.K., India and Australia. Jalan said the feature will launch globally “in the coming months.”