Today Microsoft’s LinkedIn announced several new jobs and hiring features, including new Instant Job Alerts, to make finding jobs easier, and the availability of their new Recruiter and Jobs platform, which is making it more efficient for hiring managers to hire quality candidates.

LinkedIn currently hosts more than 20 million job postings and are trying to make it as simple as possible for both job-seekers and hiring managers to meet each other.

What’s new for job-seekers?

  • New instant job alerts: Job seekers who are among the first 25 applicants are up to 3X more likely to land the job and LinkedIn want to make sure you see the jobs you want the minute they’re posted. Their redesigned job alerts will send members a notification within minutes when job that meets their criteria or experience is posted to give them the best chance of getting the job.
  • Jobs Home Redesign: LinkedIn knows more than half of job seekers are on mobile, so they have optimized jobs search to meet that need. The redesigned jobs homepage streamlines LinkedIn Jobs into a single search and scrolling model making it easier to find, review and apply the jobs that are right for you. Need to break from your search? The site now automatically save your search and you can dive right back in with a single click or tap on Jobs home.
  • Unlocked Salary Insights on Jobs: Previously a Premium feature, all LinkedIn members can now view salaries on LinkedIn Job postings. No need to submit your salary first, unless you want personalized insights about jobs that might pay you more.
  • Skill Assessments: Skill assessments give members the ability to assess, validate, and showcase their skills to more effectively stand out. They will also serve as a tool for recruiters and hiring managers to reliably vet candidates. Launching soon!

What’s new for hiring managers?

  • New Recruiter and Jobs: This launch brings together LinkedIn Jobs, Recruiter, and Pipeline Builder into a single platform, that is simplified and more intelligent.
  • Screening questions: With screening questions, hiring managers can collect yes/no information about applicants to review with a clear understanding of your needs, like if you’re comfortable with the commute or confirming your education level. This also helps recruiters and job seekers more quickly know if they’re a fit.

For more on these updates, visit the LinkedIn Talent Blog.

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