LinkedIn Does Not Understand Its Data (and a Conference May 31 – June 3)

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When your requisition asks for a Bachelor’s degree, do you use the Degree filter in LinkedIn Recruiter? I used to but have now stopped. When you search for Bachelor’s, LinkedIn misses profiles like this:

Here is what happens: LinkedIn has allowed members to enter their data in a relatively “free-form” format, but it fails to interpret the data correctly. It results in “false negatives” in search results: many matching profiles do not appear.

It is the same story with other filters. For example, LinkedIn cannot assign Seniority, Function, or Company Size to almost half of its members.

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