LinkedIn Recruiter Rolls Out Revamped App

LinkedIn took care of upcoming college graduates earlier this week, so it turned its attention to recruiters.

LinkedIn took care of upcoming college graduates earlier this week, so it turned its attention to recruiters.

The professional network launched its revamped LinkedIn Recruiter application—originally announced at its Talent Connect conference last October—for iOS and Android.

VentureBeat reported that the app is currently being used by 41,000 companies around the world, adding that recruiters can now search via specific traits, job titles or LinkedIn profiles, and searching by name will analyze members’ profiles and select candidates who match up the best.

Recruiters can also search by location, skills, companies users have worked for, schools and other keywords, according to VentureBeat.

LinkedIn told VentureBeat early testing has resulted in 17 percent fewer searches, meaning the searches that are being executed are on point, adding that profile views per search were down 42 percent.

Senior product manager for search Rahim Daya told VentureBeat:

Let’s say you’re interested in hiring a project manager who is PMP-certified (project management professional), but you don’t know all of the terms to include in your search. Once you enter “project manager” into the search bar, Recruiter will prompt you to select a location and then will suggest trending skills that are most common for people on LinkedIn with that same title. You don’t need to know how to develop a complex search string.

Readers: What do you think of the updates to LinkedIn Recruiter?

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