Linkedin has launched a new tool to help the recently unemployed professionals make a career change. This tool called the “Career Explorer” helps job seekers find new jobs by ranking their skills to open roles.
The new “Career Explorer” tool that ranks job seekers’ skills to suggest new open positions on the platform
It displays careers that job seekers can shift to, based on skills that overlap with their earlier jobs. The tool ranks the job seeker’s skills in order of importance, based on the open position.
The users can also identify skills that they need to develop and add to their profile to transition to their choice of career. Once the user identifies the skill, a list of Linkedin courses will be suggested to them so that they can build that skill. The “Career Explorer” feature also displays popularity for a specific career shift and assists users to connect with people in the field they are interested in through Linkedin.
Restaurants and retail businesses hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic
This move comes as close to 8.4 million Americans continue to receive unemployment benefits following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Lockdowns have temporarily closed down several businesses, especially the restaurants and retail businesses, that are hit hardest, of the entire lot.
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The business social network has likened the profile of a store manager to a salesperson role. The new tool identifies retail, merchandising, inventory management, and others as common skills. It also highlights skills like customer relationship management, Microsoft Office, sales operations as the ones necessary to develop and add.
Linkedin’s “Career Explorer” tool, a part of an initiative to train people globally
The new “Career Explorer” tool is a part of the platform’s initiative, working jointly with Microsoft to teach digital skills to 25 million people worldwide by the end of the year. It proposes to give free access to training sessions, like software development, financial analysis, and graphic design.
Introduction of a new “Hiring” frame to help recruiters signal open positions
It has also introduced a new Hiring frame. This frame will assist recruiters to signal for open roles on their networks, right from their profiles. Presently, there are 14 million jobs on the platform globally, and the #Hiring profile frame will assist in making them more visible. It would help job seekers to discover the right open positions. Also, the platform is allowing members to post a job for free, rolling this feature out to all members globally in the following months.