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LinkedIn 2024: New Tools for Job Seekers

LinkedIn has introduced new services for job seekers, such as job listings by category, job preference highlights, and new AI job application help tools


This may seem counter-productive, considering that employers are more likely to want to analyze a job seeker’s actual communication skills rather than receiving a robot-written message. But, obviously, this is the way things will go, so it probably makes sense for LinkedIn to include such direct language.

Job Collections

First and foremost, the platform is launching “Job Collections,” which will group open positions by sector and settings.


As shown in this example, Job Collections will list open opportunities in numerous sectors and company categories, making it easier to find the job you desire based on different criteria.

It’s an effective filtering tool that will help you streamline your job search based on a variety of extra criteria.

LinkedIn Says

“Job Collections allows you to expand your job options and explore collections of relevant jobs across a variety of industries, specialties and companies that you may not have otherwise been aware of. To start, visit the Jobs tab on the platform. Look for “Explore with Job Collections” and click on any of the collections that align with your passion and interests, including jobs that offer remote work, good parental leave, or a focus on sustainability.”

“Job Preferences”

Similarly, the platform is introducing a new Job Preferences filter option, which allows you to specify the parameters and components that are most important to you. Recruiters will be able to see these choices, and LinkedIn will highlight the relevant parts of each job role offered to you in the app.


The parameters are highlighted in green, making it easier to discover relevant options when streaming.

Current preference options include employment type (full-time, part-time, contract, etc.), location type (remote, hybrid, on-site), and a minimum salary preference for US members.

LinkedIn says it plans to introduce more options over time, making it easier to identify jobs with the most desirable features.

Company indication

LinkedIn will now allow you to indicate interest in a specific company from a job posting.


This option isn’t new; you may already indicate interest in a firm on their business profile page. However, having the button available on all jobs will make it a more accessible marking.

Premium Users Time To Shine

Finally, LinkedIn is testing some new job seeker tools for Premium users, such as more advanced job search filters to highlight more relevant job matches, as well as a new AI-powered LinkedIn Premium experience to assist you in determining whether a particular job is a good fit for you and even writing an introduction message.


As you can see in this example flow, LinkedIn also now enables Premium users to draft both job application and introductory emails via generative AI, which as noted, does seem a little counter-intuitive within the job search process.

But again, you can already do this in ChatGPT anyway, why not integrate it direct, I guess?

These are some interesting additions, which will provide more options for job seekers in the app. And with many more people looking to switch roles or careers in 2024, especially in the early months, it makes sense for LinkedIn to make this a focus.

You can read more about LinkedIn’s latest job seeker updates here.

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