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LinkedIn Thursday introduced a solution to the ages-old problem of looking for a new job without current employers or co-workers knowing about it. The professional network announced the launch of its Open Candidates feature, which is initially available for desktop and mobile web users in the U.S., U.K., Canada and Australia, with plans to roll it out globally “soon.
… LinkedIn announced the addition of new personalized insights that will aid in the job-seeking process. Product manager Thogori Karago announced in a blog post that the professional network added a feature whereby it recommends jobs on users’ LinkedIn Jobs homepages for which its algorithm determines that users would be in the top 50 percent…
… of recruiters make hires through the business social network, compared to 26 percent for Facebook and just 14 percent for Twitter. Social recruitment has benefits for companies, too – 33 percent have seen a decrease in time-to-hire, and 49 percent have seen an overall increase in candidate quality. Check the visual below for a close look at the importance of social media for your job search, which comes courtesy of Career Glider. (Source: Career Glider.) …