LinkedIn Launches Career Advice In India: Connecting Users With Professionals
This feature has also been made available to LinkedIn users in US, UK and Australia.
The business and employment oriented social networking service LinkedIn today announced a new feature called Career Advice for LinkedIn users in the country. Alongside India, the feature was made available to the members in the US, UK and Australia.
The Career Advice feature will help LinkedIn members to find and connect with the right persons who will be able to help them in their career, by giving the right advice, sharing hands-on knowledge and much more
How To Use Career Advice?
Obviously you need to be a registered member of LinkedIn. If you click on your picture in the mobile app, you will see the new Career Advice hub option. Here you have to enter the type of advice you are looking to give or receive. It is a two-way process, where professionals and members will be able to meet on a single platform.
Wide Presence of Professionals
There are more than 530 million professionals who are part of the LinkedIn community worldwide. Members will be able to find help from a wide range of knowledge, skills and resources. Though it now available in four countries, LinkedIn is planning for a global roll out next year.
India & LinkedIn
As per a LinkedIn survey, India has experienced a mentorship growth of over 70% constituting of mostly young professionals who are clueless about when and who to approach for any advice with their career. These professionals who are mostly in the early 20’s and 30’s, are keen to have some useful career advice but do not know where to go for answers.
How The Matching Works?
LinkedIn will match you with closest-matching professionals according to your preferences you enter into the system initially.
- Step 1: You have to enter your preferences, like the person is in your first or second degree network, in your region, or went to the same school or college. Or you can also choose not to specify any of the preferences. You can change these preferences anytime.
- Step 2: Then you need to select an area of interest – like Design, Production, Research or Sales. There are a lot of options available.
- Step 3: Then you need to select the topic (either to give or receive advice) – Career Growth, Job Search, Job & Industry Expertise and Entrepreneurship. You can also add detailed notes about what you want to discuss.
- Step 4: Now, LinkedIn will show you potential matches based on your preferences and experience that you and the other members have both listed.
LinkedIn has claimed that over 80% professionals on their platform stated that they either want to have a mentor or someone who has working knowledge, and can guide them where they should start and and how to carry.
Over half of the members don’t know where to begin and more than one-third of the members have a hard time finding the right person.
Career Advice is aimed towards helping members connect with the right mentors across the LinkedIn network!