LinkedIn Rolls Out 'Career Explorer' Tool

LinkedIn Rolls Out 'Career Explorer' Tool

LinkedIn has 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, according to LinkedIn’s labour market data.  However, the 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.


Ashutosh Gupta, India Country Manager, Linkedin, said “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.”


LinkedIn’s Workforce Confidence Index findings revealed, about 3 in 5 (62 per cent) Indian professionals are willing to pivot their careers to navigate these testing times. LinkedIn data also shows that professionals from Recreation & Travel, Retail, and Corporate Services are more likely to look for jobs outside their current industry. 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.


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.


The platform has also added nearly 100 new ‘Skills Assessments’ to provide members with a new way to validate their skills and showcase proficiency, while also allowing them to display a wide range of skills.


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