Microsoft just released a new tool called LinkedIn Jobs How You Match, which allows candidates to see how they stack up against their competition…
Today, Microsoft revealed a new option for LinkedIn Jobs named “How You Match.” And, it does precisely what one would think. It’s a new tool which allows potential job candidates to see how good they fit for particular positions.
Microsoft Announces LinkedIn Jobs How You Match Feature
The LinkedIn Jobs How You Match feature appears on the right, surfacing a number of factors. These include, education, years of experience, current job title, and more. Premium members get a more in-depth view, with an “applicant rank.”
LinkedIn also introduced a new 1-click Apply button that’s available on desktop and mobile. It’s a new tool which saves members’ basic information, along with resumes, to allow them to quickly apply with just one tap or click.
LinkedIn recommends doing the following for those who are in the job market:
- Keep your skills fresh. In today’s quickly changing workforce, staying on top of your skills and showing what you know matters more than ever. In fact, nearly 40% of recruiters are using skills to search for talent. Some of our recent research found that soft skills like communication, and basic digital literacy skills like email and typing are in high demand from employers right now, and facing national shortages. You can now reorder and pin skills to make sure the right information is standing out.
- Update your location, industry and current role. These will all not only help get the most accurate results from How You Match, but will also help recruiters find you and help us recommend the right jobs for you. Having your location on your profile also makes you up to 23X more likely to be found in search results.
- Add your education. Your education makes it easier for your classmates and other alumni to find you on LinkedIn – and you never know what opportunity a new connection (or re-connection) might bring. Each new connection represents 400 new people you can get introduced to, 100 new companies who may be looking for talent like you, and a connection to more than 500 jobs.