You may have heard the rumors that a new interface is coming to LinkedIn, with less functionality. Yes, it’s true for the average non-Premium user. I’ve been doing some poking around with the new interface, and while there remains much to uncover, my first interest was the issue of Advanced Search, which I highly tout with my clients.
So, here’s your first peek at the new interface and how I’m finding you can still do some advanced searching with a little extra effort.
One of the ways many of my clients use Advanced Search is to see if they know anyone at a company high on their target list. Say you are interested in a position at Starbucks. After all, who isn’t? With the new interface, you simply type Starbucks in the search field. You’ll see below that you are offered several options:
If you’ve selected #1 above, People who work at Starbucks, you see this screen. You can now limit the list to your 1st level, 2nd level, 3rd+ level connections, or any combination.
Voila! You have accessed the same advanced search previously provided at the top of every screen. Yes, it’s a little more work, but we’ve learned with each new iteration of LinkedIn, great features get harder to find.
I’ve still much research to do to uncover all the new features, but this particular one, being such a concern to so many, seemed worth sharing now.
If you haven’t yet been converted to the new interface, you will in time. LinkedIn is rolling it out to groups, what groups, we don’t yet know, but it’s distinctly different. Stay tuned. As I learn more, I’ll be sharing it out.
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