LinkedIn’s ‘Open Candidates’ feature gives job seekers a chance to signal to recruiters that they are open to new opportunities, without sharing this with people at their company. (Discretion at its best)
This is a win-win for both recruiters and job-seekers: interested candidates get contacted for relevant opportunities and recruiters can search a pool of job seekers looking for a new opportunity.
LinkedIn report that there are currently 12 million ‘Open Candidates’…wow! So from its original launch in 2016, the new features for 2018 delivers the highest-quality open candidates yet:
Target more receptive candidates
Open candidates are twice as likely to respond to InMail messages compared to regular members – target them to increase your search efficiency.
Discover our highest-quality open candidates yet
For the first time, we remind candidates who aren’t responsive or have recently changed their job title that they’re listed as open, better ensuring you reach out to only the most relevant leads.
Get timely notification so you can reach the best candidates first
Email updates on saved searches will include a new list of open candidates so you can quickly reach out to candidates right when they’re ready.
Find candidates willing to relocate easily
You can now filter open candidates willing to relocate from those that are local.
For all the details on the improved ‘Open Candidates’, take a look here.