LinkedIn launched a new feature that lets you secretly search for jobs without your boss knowing, the social network announced on Thursday.
The feature which is called Open Candidates lets users privately signal to recruiters they are searching for new job opportunities.
To access Open Candidates feature, go to the "Preferences" tab on the LinkedIn Jobs home page.
To enable Open Candidates feature, simply turn sharing “On” and you can fill out information about the different types of roles you’re looking for. You can search through more than six million jobs on LinkedIn, and learn about the company’s culture through LinkedIn’s newly released Career Pages. A new “Meet the Team” feature will help you learn more about future colleagues for available jobs that catch your attention.
“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. We will hide the Open Candidates signal from recruiters at your company or affiliated company recruiters.” LinkedIn careers product leader Daniel Shapero wrote in a blog post.
Open Candidates is currently available in the U.S., U.K, Canada and Australia on the desktop and mobile web and will be rolling out globally soon.
LinkedIn lists more than 6 million jobs and has about 450 million users. Back in June, Microsoft acquired LinkedIn for a $26.2 billion cash deal. The acquisition is by the far the largest in Microsoft’s history. Though they operate as two different businesses, Microsoft and LinkedIn make most of their money by catering to professionals.