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4 New LinkedIn Features for Job Seekers

Followings its last major update-the redesign of profile pages-LinkedIn announced another makeover, this time to its job search feature.

"We want to help you find your dream job and the new LinkedIn Jobs experience has been completely redesigned to connect you with the right career opportunities and tools to help you take advantage of those opportunities," says Vaibhav Goel, associate product manager at LinkedIn.

Beyond its new look, LinkedIn Jobs now includes a handful of new features for both Premium subscribers and traditional account holders. The new design is rolling out to all users over the next few weeks. Here's a look at what's new.

1. Jobs You May Be Interested In

On the new landing page for LinkedIn Jobs is a section called "Jobs you may be interested in," which lists open positions it thinks might be a good fit for you based on your experience, current location and information you have listed on your profile.

You can also choose to receive daily, weekly or no email alerts for new jobs by clicking the link at the top.

[Want more LinkedIn tips, tricks and analysis? Check out CIO.com's LinkedIn Bible.]

2. Advanced Search

To search for jobs by entering in more specific criteria, click "Advanced search," found below the main search bar on the Jobs page.

Here you can find open positions by country, zip code, industry and function. Click "More options" for additional fields, including experience level and if you have a premium LinkedIn account, by salary.

3. Find Jobs You Can Be Referred To

Below "Jobs you may be interested in" is a new feature called "Discover jobs in your network" that highlights the companies you have connections at and who can refer you.

Clicking on a company takes you to its LinkedIn page where you can browse your connections who work there and view the open positions.

4. Browse Saved Searches

On the right side of the new Jobs page is where you can quickly view which jobs you've saved and new results from your saved searches.

The results under "Saved searches" will automatically populate when new jobs fitting your criteria are posted.

Kristin Burnham covers consumer technology, social networking and social business for CIO.com. Follow Kristin on Twitter @kmburnham. Follow everything from CIO.com on Twitter @CIOonline and on Facebook. Email Kristin at kburnham@cio.com

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