LinkedIn adds ‘Facebook-style’ people and job search


LinkedIn has revamped its site search engine, filtering results by companies, people, groups, jobs alongside a new inbox search function.


The ‘unified’ search tool has been tweaked to derive user intent from searchers, with autocomplete tools to show suggestions, sorted by content type at the side of the page.

The company also now considers a number of aspects unique to each of its 200 million members, including network connections and profile data, before returning a personalized set of results.

In addition to unifying search, LinkedIn has taken steps to simplify the process of constructing and saving advanced searches, and introduced a new feature that lets members receive automated alerts for saved searches.

LinkedIn's new search experience is being rolled out on the desktop to members today. The company said it is looking to carry the search experience over to mobile environments, which currently only support people search.

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