LinkedIn Updates its Job Search Engine

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LinkedIn, the social network for professional networking, is set up to be the online, social alternative to the old resume system. Though the website as a whole is set up to get people hired, the social network also provides a streamlined way for users to search for their dream job.

LinkedIn today announced that it has updated its job search page with a new look and new features.

Job searchers can now use advanced search options to narrow their search by industry, position, country, and zip code. A salary level filter is also available for users who subscribe to LinkedIn's "Job Seeker Premium" service.

The new layout also prominently displays a "Jobs you may be interested in" section (with a sponsored sub-section) that surfaces jobs related to a LinkedIn member's talents and previous work. A section at the bottom of the page now also lists companies where LinkedIn connections are employed, and a sidebar section automatically provides new results for saved job searches.

The social network has created a SlideShare presentation that highlights the major changes. A small privacy warning before viewing it, however: SlideShare announced earlier this week that its presentations can now include new tracking tools that can track metrics such as how long an individual user spends on each slide.