LinkedIn seeks to provide more opportunities for freelancers with the expansion of its services market, which is essentially upgrading to its ‘Services’ lists for profiles, designed to better enable brands and the liberal professions to connect.
LinkedIn launched the initial beta test of its Services Marketplace back in February, and has since grown to 2 million users in the test group. LinkedIn will now expand its capabilities globally, providing more ways to make it easier to discover and connect freelancers and maximize opportunities.
As you can see in the images above, with the latest additions to LinkedIn, users who add a list of services to their profile can now benefit from advanced discovery, with new referral tools, search filters and more to help business owners sharpen what they need. from free providers.
LinkedIn has also simplified its process of connecting with freelance journalists by making so when someone discovers your service page, they can immediately send a service request without the need for a link or tracking.
Which is a significant improvement, which will essentially open its freelance lists to a much wider audience and facilitate more networking through tools.
In addition to this, LinkedIn has added a new dashboard for service providers to help them keep track of their various queries and requests:
“When you create a service page, you will now have a dashboard to manage project requests and messages directly from LinkedIn. There is no need to manage different communication channels. And we will send you notifications if new requests or messages arrive. ”
The new dashboard will also feature a ‘Reviews status’ element, where users will be able to manage customer reviews highlighted on their service page.
The update is one of several new job linking features announced by LinkedIn, which also wants to facilitate more flexible working settings in job queries, through new ‘Remote’, ‘Hybrid’ and ‘On-site’ filters as part of its Job Search and Open to Work functions, while also adding new company summaries of jobseekers to provide better insight into workforce policies (including vaccination requests and other return information to the office).
Amid evolving regulations around COVID restrictions and a gradual return to the office, the new filters will make it easier to convey personal preferences, while understanding the specific requirements of each job.
And LinkedIn clearly benefits from building an economic recovery. In another blog post on LinkedIn Engineering, the platform reports that:
“Job changes are growing by 50% from year to year, and as more and more candidates are looking for new positions, we see a record number of open jobs on LinkedIn. Remote jobs are also becoming more prevalent, with 1 in 8 jobs in the U.S. on LinkedIn now remote, an increase from the previous ratio of 1 to 67 seen in March 2020.”
It’s a lot of activities and a lot of changes within the wider workforce, to which LinkedIn wants to get involved with these new updates, to meet as many opportunities as possible.
In addition, LinkedIn also wants to provide more guidance for job seekers through the October 27 Career Summit, where LinkedIn Learning instructors will present tips and approaches for career transformation.
“The Career Summit brings together career experts on a day of re-commitment to the things that will take us where we want to go – learning new skills. With events ranging from managing your career with a purpose to developing a side crowd, you can attend them all or choose the ones that are most relevant to you. Join live and bring your questions or watch later when it suits you. ”
Given the breadth of career changes, it makes sense for LinkedIn to get involved in these changes as it seeks to maximize opportunities and connect more users with the careers that best suit their interests.
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