Covid-19 has caused a large number of job losses worldwide. To combat this LinkedIn has launched a new tool to help job seekers transition into different fields.

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    LinkedIn’s Career Explorer tool can identify careers an individual may be suitable for based on the skills associated with previous jobs. It can give job seekers an insight into the career path for them, learning opportunities to gain additional skills and the opportunity to connect with professionals.  Career explorer uses a metric called skills similarity. It compares two jobs and assigns a score up to 100. This indicates how many of the same skills overlap between the two. The tool gives you a list of jobs with similarity scores. You can then click to see job listings in your area for these roles or to connect with people in these industries.