Starting A Test To Add More Job Listings To LinkedIn -- Here’s What You Should Know

May 29, 2014

We’re constantly looking for new ways to help members advance their careers. Next week, we’ll begin testing new ways to add more U.S. job listings to LinkedIn. Since some customers have asked us to keep them apprised of relevant tests, we wanted to share a bit more on what’s to come with recruiters like you.

These job listings, called “limited listings,” will be sourced from some U.S.-based companies’ career sites and applicant tracking systems using technology we acquired when we bought Bright in Feb. We will only add job listings to LinkedIn from companies that allow them to be aggregated.

During the test, we’re being thoughtful about how we differentiate limited listings from LinkedIn Job Slots and Job Posts. Limited listings will only be viewable when members who are active candidates conduct job searches on LinkedIn. Active candidates only comprise about one-quarter of the overall workforce. Job Slots and Job Posts, on the other hand, are viewable on LinkedIn to both active candidates and the much larger group of passive candidates. That’s because we use algorithms to automatically place your Job Slots and Job Posts in front of the most relevant members in various places -- like the “Jobs You May Be Interested In” homepage module and email, in the LinkedIn desktop feed, in our iOS and Android mobile app feeds, and on a company’s Career Page.

Our vision is to create economic opportunity for all three billion members of the global workforce by building the world’s first Economic Graph -- a digital mapping of the global economy that will ultimately include every job opportunity available worldwide. Adding more job listings to LinkedIn will give members who are active candidates access to even more career-advancement opportunities. And it will take us one step closer to achieving our vision, which we think will benefit members and customers alike.

Please stay tuned to this blog for updates on the test as they’re available.

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