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LinkedIn Unveil Brand New ‘How You Match’ Feature for Jobseekers


LinkedIn has always presented itself as a professional networking platform; a hub for influencers, recruiters, and jobseekers alike. Now they’re taking their commitment to helping their users fin d employment to the next level with the launch of their brand new ‘How You Match’ feature.

As announced via the LinkedIn blog earlier this week, when you view a job on LinkedIn you can now look toward the right-hand side of the page to find ‘How You Match’. Here you’ll find a checklist of how factors such as your education level, skills, years of experience, and current job title, match up with the company’s stated requirements. As an added bonus for premium members, these users will also see their applicant rank within the posting, which tells said users if they’re in the top percentile of applicants for the job.

Along with the ‘How You Match’ feature, LinkedIn have also announced another new addition in the form of a 1-Click Apply button for certain job postings on both mobile and desktop versions of the platform. This, as the name suggests, allows users to save their basic information and resume so they can easily apply for a job with a single click or tap.

Also included in the aforementioned announcement were a set of tips provided by LinkedIn in order to help users maximise the benefits of these new features. The company’s recommendations are as follows:
  • Keep your skills fresh. In today’s quickly changing workforce, staying on top of your skills and showing what you know matters more than ever. In fact, nearly 40% of recruiters are using skills to search for talent. Some of our recent research found that soft skills like communication, and basic digital literacy skills like email and typing are in high demand from employers right now, and facing national shortages. You can now reorder and pin skills to make sure the right information is standing out.
  • Update your location, industry and current role. These will all not only help get the most accurate results from How You Match, but will also help recruiters find you and help us recommend the right jobs for you. Having your location on your profile also makes you up to 23 times more likely to be found in search results.
  • Add your education. Your education makes it easier for your classmates and other alumni to find you on LinkedIn - and you never know what opportunity a new connection (or re-connection) might bring. Each new connection represents 400 new people you can get introduced to, 100 new companies who may be looking for talent like you, and a connection to more than 500 jobs.


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LinkedIn Unveil Brand New ‘How You Match’ Feature for Jobseekers Reviewed by Sam Bonson on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 Rating: 5
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