LinkedIn today announced new search features that will help LinkedIn network members in being discovered for a new job or professional opportunity.
A new feature they are rolling out this week will allow users to see how many people found them from a LinkedIn search. It also allows users to check the companies and job titles of the people who found them in search which will allow them to follow up with the concerned people for more information. You can check out this new Search Appearances feature on your LinkedIn Profile on both mobile and desktop.
LinkedIn’s new profile completion meter will display personalized recommendations on what profile sections you should add to increase your chances of showing up when someone does a search on LinkedIn. LinkedIn team also posted some tips to improve discoverability of your profile:
- Make sure you have a profile photo – it will help get you recognized and connect to potential opportunities. Members with a profile photo receive up to 21x more profile views and 9x more connection requests.
- Members with current positions are discovered up to 16x more in recruiter searches.
- Members with more than 5 skills are 27x more likely to be discovered in searches by recruiters.
- Including the city where you are based makes you stand out up to 23x in searches
LinkedIn also highlighted that more than 20 million professionals including recruiters, hiring managers and decision makers are using LinkedIn search every week.