LinkedIn launched new tools and resources to help unemployed professionals get back to work. These new additions come at a time when hiring in India continues to recover at a 12% year-on-year growth rate in August 2020, as per LinkedIn’s labour market data, but competition for jobs is 30% higher than last year.
LinkedIn’s new ‘Career Explorer’ tool helps job-seekers find new jobs by mapping their skills to open roles, and the new Hiring frame helps hiring managers share that they are hiring right from their profiles, enabling job-seekers to see open job opportunities directly in their feed. To help members prepare for the new up and coming technology roles, LinkedIn has also added new ‘Skills Assessments’ based on top trending skills so members can showcase their proficiency.
“Today, the job market is fiercely competitive and LinkedIn data shows that competition for jobs has spiked 30% since last year. In this global unemployment crisis, we are committed to helping job-seekers with the right insights and tools such as Career Explorer to find new careers based on their skills, and continue advancing professionally. The new ‘Hiring’ profile photo frame will also make it easy for job-seekers to find open roles,” said Ashutosh Gupta, India country manager, Linkedin.
LinkedIn’s new Career Explorer tool helps professionals identify new career paths where most required skills overlap with their current roles. The tool also highlights any additional skills that may be required to make the transition, along with the right LinkedIn Learning courses to build these skills. Giving more momentum to those pivoting their careers, the new feature also connects professionals to other LinkedIn members for advice and support as they navigate the transition.
LinkedIn is also introducing the new Hiring frame, which makes it easier for recruiters to signal open roles to their networks, right from their profiles. There are 14 million jobs open on LinkedIn globally, and the #Hiring profile photo frame will help make them even more visible, thus making it easier for job-seekers to discover the right roles. Further expanding the number of open opportunities on the platform, LinkedIn is allowing all members to post a job for free, and this will be rolled out to all members globally in the coming months.