LinkedIn, a site focused on bringing together professionals over a social media network to find career potential, has started a new location-based platform. Just recently launch LinkedIn's new feature will allow potential employees to find the location and potential commuter times for their prospective jobs and companies which should assist in determining if they'd like to work there.
‘Your Commute’ as the feature is called, is now available globally on mobile, providing location data for all businesses where LinkedIn already has location information, and it will be coming soon to desktop, said senior product manager Dan Li.
The feature will appear within job postings on LinkedIn and will become a part of how LinkedIn surfaces job opportunities in its search feature for its 500 million-plus users. “When members save their location preferences in Career Interests, we’re able to provide more relevant job recommendations that fit exactly what they’re looking for in their next role,” he said. “We’re thinking through additional ways members can use location information to improve their job searches in the near future.”
For now, the distance feature isn’t being used in other parts of the LinkedIn platform, but you can imagine where it might pop up next. For example, when two contacts are arranging an in-person meeting, LinkedIn’s AI ‘bot’ — which is already being used to suggest conversation openers in messages — could suggest locations to meet that are mutually convenient for the two parties.
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