LinkedIn unveils new search service

LONDON - LinkedIn, the business-oriented social network, has launched a new search service.

LinkedIn: new service allows members to refine searches for other members
LinkedIn: new service allows members to refine searches for other members

The platform will offer members the ability to refine their searches for other members, using more than a dozen data fields, including "name", "company", and "school".

A new "In Common" feature will also help locate shared connections. Members can save searches and receive e-mail reminders when a search finds someone that meets the specified criteria

Esteban Kozak, senior product manager at LinkedIn, said the new platform is "redefining the way professionals go about finding talent, business partners, customers, or a former colleague".

The new platform also increases the amount of search space presented, by eliminating the need to switch tabs.

Earlier this month, LinkedIn announced it was to make around 10% of its staff redundant. According to reports, the company is axing 36 positions as a pre-emptive move ahead of the expected global economic downturn.

The move caught observers by surprise. LinkedIn recently posted solid financial results and secured $22.7m (£14.3m) in new funding to help extend its global.

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