LinkedIn introduced new tools for freelancers. The firm is expanding its Services Marketplace, which aims to offer more possibilities for freelancers by extending its “Services” listings for profiles, intended to enable companies and individuals to connect better.
Users that include a Services listing on their LinkedIn profile now have more advanced discovery, with new recommendation tools, search filters, and other goodies that will help business owners focus in on what they require from freelancers.
LinkedIn made it simpler for freelancers to connect
LinkedIn has also made it simpler for freelancers to connect with one another by making it possible for customers to submit a request for services without having to connect or follow you after finding your service page.
According to the statement, this update will improve the site’s functionality and user-friendliness significantly, making it much easier for users to find services. This also means that freelancers from all over the world will be able to use it as a platform for connecting with potential customers.
LinkedIn has also introduced a new service provider dashboard to assist them track their numerous requests and demands:
“When you create a service page, you’ll now have a dashboard to manage project requests and messages all right from LinkedIn. No need to manage different communication channels. And, we’ll send you notifications if new requests or messages come in.”
The new dashboard will also include a ‘Reviews status’ component, allowing users to manage the client reviews that are displayed on their services page.
The LinkedIn update is one of several new job connection features announced by the site, which also plans to make it easier for individuals to find more flexible work arrangements in their Job Search and Open to Work sections through new “Remote,” “Hybrid,” and “On-site” filters, as well as updated company page summaries for job seekers to give greater insight into workplace policies (including vaccination requirements and other return-to-office information).
The new filters will make it simpler to communicate personal preferences while also comprehending the particular needs of each workplace, as regulations relating to COVID restrictions and the shift back to the office continue to evolve.