LinkedIn announced the addition of new personalized insights that will aid in the job-seeking process.
Product manager Thogori Karago announced in a blog post that the professional network added a feature whereby it recommends jobs on users’ LinkedIn Jobs homepages for which its algorithm determines that users would be in the top 50 percent of applicants, based on the experiences and skills listed in their profiles.
LinkedIn will also highlight companies that are growing rapidly in similar professions on users’ LinkedIn Jobs homepages.
Karago introduced the new features as follows:
In today’s world of ubiquitous online job postings, it’s no longer about finding jobs, but finding the right job and leveraging your competitive edge to land it once you do. Do you have connections at the company? Does the company typically hire from your alma mater or current company? This is the type of insider intelligence that can make all the difference as you’re navigating your job search. With that in mind, we are saying goodbye to the static, one-dimensional jobs boards for good and continuing to build our new job-seeking experience, which surfaces network-driven data to help you search and apply smarter.
Last December, we unveiled brand-new insights on LinkedIn job postings, spotlighting your connections at a hiring company and the team you might work with if you get the job, as well as the company’s growth and hiring trends. Today, we’re extending these types of insights across our Jobs ecosystem to ensure that you’re seeing your “in” front and center as you search and browse job opportunities.
She also provided details on the new additions to personalized insights:
Know when you have the upper hand: Now, when you open your LinkedIn Jobs homepage, we’ll recommend any jobs for which our data signals you’d be in the top 50 percent of applicants, based on the role and the experience and skills listed on your profile.
Keep your eyes on the prize: We will also highlight companies that are growing quickly for professions similar to yours based on company hiring trends over the past 12 months.
Readers: What do you think of these additions to LinkedIn’s personalized insights?