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Looking for a New Job? You Can Now Say it secretly on LinkedIn

We all know that LinkedIn is an amazing channel for finding jobs, but there is something more which makes it even better for job hunters and recruiters at the same time.

Do you know what that thing really is?

It’s “Open Candidates”, a service that enables interested candidates to ping recruiters that they are looking for a switch.

According to LinkedIn, Open Candidates will secretly notify recruiters about the members who are searching for a better job designation without speaking up about it openly.

And to bring more light to this recently added feature, this is what Dan Shapero, LinkedIn careers product manager has said in a blog post on Thursday:

“Who among us hasn’t, at some point, tried to find work without our boss finding out? Now, you can privately indicate to recruiters on LinkedIn without worrying”.

Open Candidates will only be visible by recruiters who use LinkedIn’s premium version, which means if any company using freemium package will not avail such a fantastic opportunity. But for now, it’s currently available in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia and Canada.