LinkedIn Debuts Your Commute, Let’s You Explore Travel Time To A Job

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Now you can check how long it takes for you to get to a potential employer’s workplace before deciding to apply for it.

Your Commute Feature on LinkedIn

LinkedIn wants you to cover all the bases before deciding whether you want to apply for a job or not. That includes how long it takes for you to get to the workplace which is a big factor to a lot of people. The Your Commute feature helps with that.

The Microsoft-owned professional networking platform announced this new feature to helps job seekers factor in the distance to the workplace. It shows you the commute time whether you’re walking, driving or taking public transportation.

LinkInn announced the feature in a blog post.

“We’re always looking for ways to help our members make informed decisions about their career, and with all of these insights now directly within a job listing, we’re making it even easier to find the job that’s right for you.”

The feature is currently available on the LinkedIn mobile app. A new ‘See Your Commute’ option will be visible on the job listings page. You can enter your home address and the map will show you the travel duration to the job listing. It works similarly like Google Maps in showing directions.

The company also announced that soon, it will be possible for users to save their location information locally on their phones. This eliminates the need to input your address every time you look at a job listing.