LinkedIn launches ‘Career Explorer’ to help professionals find new jobs

    India’s hiring rate grows by 12%, but competition for jobs is 30% higher than last year, says LinkedIn’s Labour Market update.
    By: HT TECH
    | Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 23:39 IST
    LinkedIn launches new resources for job seekers
    LinkedIn launches new resources for job seekers (Pixabay)
    LinkedIn launches new resources for job seekers
    LinkedIn launches new resources for job seekers (Pixabay)

    LinkedIn on Thursday announced the launch of new tools and resources to help unemployed professionals to find work.

    LinkedIn has launched a new ‘Career Explorer' that aims to help job seekers find new jobs by mapping their skills to open roles. A new #Hiring frame allows hiring managers to share that they are recruiting from their profiles, subsequently helping job seekers to spot job opportunities directly in their feed. LinkedIn has also launched 'Skills Assessments' based on top trending skills. The purpose of this tool is to help job seekers better prepare for new and upcoming roles.

    New dashboard to map in-demand skills and learning opportunities
    New dashboard to map in-demand skills and learning opportunities (LinkedIn)
    New dashboard to map in-demand skills and learning opportunities
    New dashboard to map in-demand skills and learning opportunities (LinkedIn)

    LinkedIn citing its Workforce Confidence Index findings said that about 3 in 5 (62%) Indian professionals are willing to pivot their careers to deal with these testing times. The report further said that professionals from Recreation & Travel, Retail, and Corporate Services are more likely to look for jobs outside their current industry.

    Add skills to your profile
    Add skills to your profile (LinkedIn)
    Add skills to your profile
    Add skills to your profile (LinkedIn)

    Professionals in Recreation and Travel are 3.8 times more likely to make the switch whereas professionals in Retail are 1.5 times more likely, and those in Corporate Services are 1.4 times more likely to look for jobs outside their current sectors, the company said in a release.

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    The company also pointed out that professionals have a 27x improved chance of being discovered by recruiters if they have at least five skills listed on their profile. According to LinkedIn, Python has emerged as the fastest-growing skill in India. The programming language is followed by Machine Learning, Data Structures, Digital Marketing, and HTML 5.

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    “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, in a post.

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    First Published Date: 29 Oct, 18:11 IST
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