LinkedIn has just made landing a job through their site easier. The site has recently overhauled its system in displaying job postings by increasing the amount of information it shows front-and-center. This is part of their attempt to help you in your job-hunting project.
If you have been using LinkedIn as one of your sources for available jobs, then you'll notice the changes immediately. The revamped look is easily identified when you are out stalking a specific role found through its "Jobs" tab. In this area, you will be able to find two questions that you can answer easily. These questions are: (1) Do you have any connections at the company? (2) Does the company have a history of hiring people like you?
To know whether you do have a connection that works at the company, the professional site will display all of your LinkedIn connections who work at that particular company. It will also display suggestions of people you could possible connect with based on your alma mater and job history.
For you to be able to answer the second question and somehow give you an idea of the set of job skills and expertise the company is looking for, LinkedIn will also start displaying a "Meet the Team" section. This section shows the people who are currently in similar roles as the one you're applying to. According to a LinkedIn survey, successful job seekers are said to be 9 times more likely to research the members of a particular company or of the company they are planning to apply to.
In that past version of this LinkedIn feature, one is already able to find these data. However, LinkedIn has made it easier by doing all the pulling and displaying of information for you.
Finally, "Premium" LinkedIn account holders will be able to see even more information, including details about a company's growth rate, average tenure, and the top schools and companies it hires from.
LinkedIn goal is to be able to roll these changes out slowly but surely. So, if you haven't noticed the changes yet, just sit back and relax.