LinkedIn has enhanced several features over the past few months including upgrades that make LinkedIn search even easier. There is a new streamlined LinkedIn “search” features where the Search bar has been moved to the center top of the site and is for the entire site now.
Last year alone, there were 5.7 billion searches performed on LinkedIn and every day millions of professionals find others and get found through LinkedIn search. With the new features, whether you’re searching for people, jobs, companies or groups, LinkedIn can now provide you with the most relevant results based on your professional identity, your network, and how the people in your network involve themselves with LinkedIn.
Improvements to search include:
Auto-complete – As you type your search term you’ll be prompted with options for what you may be looking for; the more you search, the better LinkedIn search will get at predicting what you want.
Suggested searches – Now when you type in a search term such as “office manager” you’ll see example search queries for people or jobs related to office manager as well as a preview of top results to help you find what you’re looking for in one click.
Smarter query intent algorithm – The more you search for content on LinkedIn, the more it learns and understands your intent over time to provide the most relevant results.
Enhanced advanced search – Not only has advanced search gotten a new look…you’re still able to deepen your search with filters like location, company, school and more. The former Signal feature has been integrated into it.
Automated alerts – According to the LinkedIn blog, you can save time by saving your searches and we’ll alert you when the results change. This is so new I have not seen it yet, but as LinkedIn rolls out new features this will become part of my profile.
Even if you search for the same thing as someone else, your results will be customized to you…like Google Search results. The new smarter search is starting to roll out to members and will be available to all global members in the coming weeks.
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