I just got an email from a professional resume writer and LinkedIn expert who asked if the Advanced People Search is going away – she can’t see it anymore…
I hope not, but nothing LinkedIn does to their design/features surprises me anymore.
I tested it and I can still get there (click here to the page I ususally go to for Advanced People Search).
Specifically, the link I still see, to the right of the search box, is missing for her:
It takes you to this simple page that I don’t think has changed in years (at least, not the top part… the bottom part, with all the checkboxes, continues to evolve):
Could she be one of the people who are seeing a change before the rest of us?
She could. LinkedIn is known for this type of change, where one group of people will see it before others.
What if they do take out that link? Well, I would hate it… however, a long time ago (2+ years?) they put the advanced people search on the search results page. That is, do a search for something, and on the left you can refine your search with the same fields as you see on the Advanced People Search page… just click this link:
And you’ll see these options appear, where you can essentially do an Advanced People Search:
Perhaps they’ll take out the link at the top of the page… the one I’ve grown accustomed to, but I can’t imagine they’ll take out the refining options after you’ve already searched. Adds another step to the process, which stinks, but the functionality should always be there…. that’s my guess.