LinkedIn has launched Career Advice, a new tool that helps membersseek career advice from suitable and experienced fellow members (mentors) on the platform.
The roll-out is aimed at addressing the current mentorship gap in India where a new LinkedIn survey highlights that 25-33-yearolds are experiencing a state of professional crisis in steering their careers in the right direction. More than 70% of professionals in their early 20s and 30s say they are keen on seeking advice on their nextcareer move but do not know where to go for answers.
About 58% said that they felt pressure to succeed in their career, and finding ajobor career that they are passionate about was thenumberone cause of anxiety; and 57% of those surveyedalso agreed that they do not have the right connections to find a mentor.
With Career Advice, LinkedIn makes it easier to connect members across thenetwork for quality advice. Whether professionals are seekingadviceon their career path, looking to switch to a new industryoraiming to understand best practices for a project, Career Advice can help connect professionals for the right guidance. In line with the changing Workforce this new featureisan opportunity to give or receive Lightweight career advice through casual, informal conversations with professionals across industries.
How does the tool work?
The new free for all career advice hub will appear in the dashboard of a member linkedIn profit: Sign up as a mentor or mentee members can state what advice they are looking for or what advice they can offer Quality matching will recommend a personalized list of members who can help basede their preference ,interest and experience.
Its quick and easy once a suitable match is found,members can engage with each other via linkedeIn messaging and get or give carrer advice.