LinkedIn has launched LinkedIn Learning, a new product aimed at ensuring employees can gain new skills to get them the next job on the career ladder.
The product launch by the professional network at an online press conference yesterday follows on from the April 2015 US$1.5bn (£1.03bn) acquisition of online learning company lynda.com.
Users are also presented with a number of other people who have taken the course in
similar jobs or jobs the user aspires to.
Alternatively, users can search for courses that will give them the skills to complete a job that they are currently not equipped to do. In the case of learning to write code, for example, the product also features a practice area where users can use trial and error to build their skills and confidence in code writing.
Once the course is completed, users can tell other users they have completed the course and add the skills gained on the course to their LinkedIn profile.
At the conference, LinkedIn also unveiled new ‘messaging bot technology’, enabling users to arrange a mutually suitable time for a meeting in-message, without having to leave a conversation to go and put a meeting in a calendar and then return to the conversation.