WHAT THE TECH: LinkedIn job search

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WHAT THE TECH — With so many people out of work, it’s even more difficult to find a job, even if you want to quit the one you have now and work for a different company.

LinkedIn has introduced a new feature to help you stand out among the competition.

If you’re trying to find a new career, you should be on LinkedIn. It connects people with
companies around the world. The main advantage is that large companies have recruiters who
use LinkedIn to search for new employees.

According to LinkedIn, which was purchased by Microsoft in 2016 for $25 billion, there are more than 50-million companies on the network and a new job is filled every 7 seconds.

To make sure those recruiters find you, LinkedIn has added a feature to let them know you’re
open for new opportunities. Just go to your LinkedIn profile and you’ll see the new option. You
can add a few job titles you’re interested in. You can select 1-5 cities where you want to live and
work.

Recruiters for companies in those cities will now be able to see that you’re looking for one of
those positions. You can let them know if you’re available immediately, or if you’re just casually
browsing for opportunities, and select whether you want a job that’s full-time, contract work or
want to work from home or remotely.

But if you have a job now, and you don’t want your boss to know you’re looking to leave, you
can opt to share the information only with companies using LinkedIn’s recruiting product. And
keep the new profile photo frame from appearing to people in your network.

Now when a recruiter is searching for job candidates your profile will stand out. LinkedIn is a
valuable resource for companies and employees. If you’re looking for a job or to jumpstart a
career, it’s worth spending time on LinkedIn to connect with potential employers.

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