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New LinkedIn Updates Help Job Seekers Find Remote Work, Salary Data with Less Fuss

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LinkedIn just got more useful for job seekers, especially those dreaming of working remotely. If you want to work from home and find salary for jobs at your favorite companies, it’s time to explore the professional networking platform’s most recent updates.

No more tab chaos

Previously LinkedIn job seekers would have to open multiple tabs to learn the details about a job and the employer in order to not lose their place in the search results page. Recognizing this was cumbersome, the company made updates to keep critical information all on one page. This includes information like organization size, number of applicants, and who is connected in your network, giving the searcher a snapshot of what they need to know right at the top of the page.

Slick remote work filters

Work-life balance is consistently rated as highly desired by modern professionals. Thanks to technology, remote work is a key way to achieve this. With more companies offering remote positions and more job seekers looking for these, LinkedIn desires to bring the two together. When looking for a job on the site, you can now select “remote jobs” as your location and the filter will only display jobs that are 100 percent remote. You can also set up job alerts for remote positions and indicate your willingness to telecommute by clicking the remote button in the “career interests” section.

Salary info at your fingertips

You’re probably used to going to Glassdoor for salary updates, but now you have an improved alternative (or an option to cross-reference) thanks to the updated LinkedIn Salary. The update lets you search by company rather than just job title to explore salary estimates at organizations of interest. This helps you better understand your potential future salary, plus you can come prepared to the bargaining table at the time of an offer.

Know when your dream job posts

There’s nothing worse than hearing about a job you would have loved after the application deadline has passed. To help ensure you never miss a big opportunity, follow your dream companies that you want to work for. LinkedIn will now prompt you to turn on job alerts for companies you follow so that when they post a job that meets your search parameters, you’ll be notified right away. That way you can be one of the first to apply and hopefully get noticed by the hiring managers.

LinkedIn continues to offer job seekers a plethora of useful tools for networking, professional branding, and job hunting. Check out these new features and turn your job search efforts up a notch.

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