LinkedIn launches ‘Career Explorer’ tool to help job seekers amid coronavirus pandemic

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LinkedIn has rolled out new tools to help job seekers to find a job amid the coronavirus pandemic. The new tools released provides job seekers with insights to identify the right career path, learning opportunities to get the skills they need, and a community to connect them to opportunities.

According to LinkedIn, the economic toll of the COVID-19 pandemic has left more than 140 million people out of work and another 1.6 billion at risk of income loss with low-income workers, women and underrepresented communities the hardest hit.

To help millions of people affected and get them back to work, Linkedln is rolling out ‘Career Explorer’ to help millions of job seekers discover new career opportunities and get hired. The tool can uncover careers you could transition into and might not have considered by mapping the skills you have to thousands of job titles. Explorer will highlight additional skills you may need and LinkedIn Learning courses to help you get them. It highlights connections who already have this job or can make an introduction. The beta version linkedln ‘Career Explorer’ tool is available globally in English starting from today.

You’re 20% more likely to get hired by identifying in-demand skills

LinkedIn data shows that there will be 150 million more tech-related jobs created globally in the next five years. Users can identify skills needed to help them prepare for these career opportunities. More skills assessments has been added for users to showcase skills proficiency on their profile to employers. After completion of LinkedIn Skill Assessments, users are given a badge displayed on their profile and are 20% more likely to discovered and hired by recruiters.

Get hired for a role with your profile photo on Linkedln 

Linkedln ‘Open to work profile photo frame’ recorded more than three million trial by users. Members with an Open to Work photo frame receive on average 40% more InMails from recruiters and are 20% more likely to receive messages from the broader LinkedIn community. The business social network platform also introduced the ‘Hiring profile photo frame’ tool to let users at a large company or owners of small businesses to add a job directly to their profile and a hiring frame around their photo. This tool let’s users connection see open roles easily directly in their LinkedIn feed, and apply to relevant jobs.

Preparing for interview

The interview prep tool is a great way to practice answers to the most commonly asked questions and improve interview skills. The feedback by users has been positive which is why Linkedln has introduced the ‘New interview prep’ features for improving virtual interview skills. As the saying goes, practice makes perfect. You can rehearse potential interview questions with LinkedIn Interview Prep.

Finally, the American business and employment-oriented online service announced that it would introduce a feature for members globally to post a job for free in the coming months.

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