This new tool is interesting, as headhunters we are utilising the hidden status of candidates in the market. It is fair to say some people are more serious than others.
We have pickled up some good candidates this way but we are also ignored by a large number we approach. Anyhow, if you are interested in hearing from headhunters or recruiters about potential roles that you are suited to then follow the how to guide in the article.
As January always feels like a flat month after the excitement of Christmas and the New Year, perhaps your thoughts have turned to thinking about a new career or a fresh job opportunity to add some spark into your working life. You might want to let people know on LinkedIn that you are looking, but are concerned that your current employer might find out. Well towards the end of last year LinkedIn introduced Open Candidates, a facility on LinkedIn where you can privately let recruiters know that you are on the market for a new job. This facility will hide the Open Candidates signal from recruiters at your company or affiliated company recruiters so you can privately indicate to recruiters on LinkedIn without worrying about your current employer.