In short, this tool allows YOU (the job seeker) to say whether you are actively pursuing a new job, or if you don’t want to be bugged. Then, recruiters can use the app (or, browser plugin) to see who is looking – with pretty clear color coding.
Here’s the original post by founder Feargall Kenny: Linkedin’s key missing link (and what I did about it)…..
It’s worth your time to check out…
The only problem with systems like this is they are pretty much at the mercy of LinkedIn. And that doesn’t always go so well: How LinkedIn betrayed 5-man startup Pealk, and why developers should be concerned [Update: LinkedIn responds]
(Note: this isn’t an official LinkedIn “application”)