“We’ve unified the search experience so you no longer need to search for people, companies or jobs separately. Now, all you need to do is type what you’re looking for into the search box, and you’ll see a comprehensive page of results that pulls content from all across LinkedIn, including people, jobs, groups and companies,” wrote Johnathan Podernsky, product manager at LinkedIn, in a blog post today.
In addition to making search more centralized, LinkedIn is also seeking to speed up the process through features like auto-complete of search terms, as well as “suggested searches.” For example, typing in “product manager” will bring up other search queries for people or jobs related to product manager along with a preview of top results.
The updated search service also learns from what you’ve searched on LinkedIn, so the more you search, the more it understands your intent over time to provide the most relevant results. To narrow a search, the interface allows people to use filters like location, company, school and other terms. Users can also save searches and get alerts when results are updated.