10 million People Use LinkedIn’s Open Candidates Feature

One year since LinkedIn introduced Open Candidates – the discreet setting members can use to signal to recruiters that they are open to new opportunities, without alerting their network or employers – more than 10 million LinkedIn members are currently using the feature, and flying under the boss’s radar.

Open Candidates makes life easier for job-seekers and recruiters alike. For job-seekers, simply turning on your Open Candidates signal makes you twice as likely to receive relevant messages from recruiters, and for recruiters, Open Candidates are twice as likely to respond.

Today, LinkedIn also announces several new improvements to Open Candidates:

  • Easier than ever to enable: Your LinkedIn profile you can now let recruiters know you’re open in the Career Interests section within Your Dashboard (only you can see this section)
  • Tailored for the opportunities best suited to you: Members can input their preferences –specific job titles, what cities they want to work in, and how soon they’re looking to make a move – so recruiters can identify their dream job.
  • Coming soon: Personalized suggestions to help members improve their profile, and unique insights on how much attention they’re getting from recruiters.

To learn more about the Open Candidates, please visit LinkedIn’s blog.


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