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October 4, 2010 / Raffy Pekson II

LinkedIn Launches Career Explorer to Help College Graduates

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DJ Pati of LinkedIn.com just posted a blog in LinkedIn announcing the launch of its latest beta product: LinkedIn’s Career Explorer. The objective of this new feature will allow students to explore different career paths based on their school, level of education, and desired industry, including finding relevant job opportunities, top companies, estimated salary ranges and the people in LinkedIn who can get them there.

Career Explorer will be launched at 60 universities in the United States as a beta program before allowing a broader mass inside LinkedIn to access it.

The five key features of Career Explorer are:

Explore different career paths with recommendations tailored a student’s work interests, based on the real career paths of professionals with similar profiles.

Find people in your network to get you there. Personal connection is the best way to find a job. A student’s network can help advance to his/her recommended career path choices.

Get the unique insights students need. Know relevant facts, statistics and industry trends about professions, jobs and targeted companies.

Recommended job openings. Shows students relevant job openings and how they can use their network to secure or find more information about those open positions.

Follow potential employers. Recommends LinkedIn Company Profiles of top companies that employ people with the career path students are exploring.

Source: LinkedIn Blog

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  1. Andrew Artajos / Oct 5 2010 2:54 am

    This is brilliant. Many high school/college graduates doesn’t have any idea what to do even after graduation. Even if they do, they do not go for it since they are bounded with the course they took up during college and fear that it would go to waste, they dive into the unknown.

    Parents and organizations like these help the youngsters pick their starting path and blaze trail from there. A good match = more happy employees/ people/ businesses.

    Posted by Andrew Artajos in a LinkedIn group discussion at The Philippine American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. | Copied and posted by Raffy Pekson II

  2. Prem Joshi / Oct 5 2010 4:42 am

    Ideally that’s a good start for a college student to get all the details then decide and be ready for even during his/her graduation. Personally I feel that there should be something call advisers apart from students who can help them to find the path what they are looking for. Why I am saying this because students really want to make sure that what they have decided is fine or there is some divergence in reality. Advisers can be professionals, even parents with good suggestion. So now students can ask for advices and the so-called advisers group can come forward and advice them.

    Posted by Prem Joshi in a LinkedIn group discussion at Bright Ideas & Entrepreneurs | Copy-pasted by Raffy Pekson II

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