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LinkedIn announces Career Explorer to help users find jobs based on skills they have

LinkedIn said it is seeing pockets of hiring growth and there are more than 14 million jobs available on LinkedIn globally today

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  • The social media platform identified the fastest growing skills globally on LinkedIn since COVID-19 hit;
  • LinkedIn’s new tool is at first only available in English.

LinkedIn announced Career Explorer, a feature that helps people match skills to job titles. The tool rolled out on Thursday on a beta version in English.

“Explorer will highlight additional skills you may need and LinkedIn Learning courses to help you get them. Also, we’ll highlight connections who already have this job or can make an introduction,” said Tomer Cohen, LinkedIn’s head of product, on a blog post.

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Source: LinkedIn blog post

Cohen exemplified that a food server in the U.S. has a 71% skills similarity to customer service specialist, one of the in-demand jobs LinkedIn identified with Microsoft as part of their reskilling commitment, making it a possible career transition based on skills. “Our data also shows that 26 million members globally could have all the skills they need to qualify for one of the most in-demand jobs, customer service specialist, by learning just two more skills”, he said.

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Alongside, LinkedIn said it is seeing pockets of hiring growth and there are more than 14 million jobs available on LinkedIn globally today. Digital skills are in particular demand, and the firm estimates the technology sector will add nearly 150 million jobs in the next 5 years. To help its members prepare for those opportunities, the social media platform identified the fastest growing skills globally on LinkedIn since COVID-19 hit, from digital skills like data analysis, digital marketing and programming. 

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