Finding someone to help you advance your career can be tricky. After a limited trial in August, LinkedIn is rolling out its Career Advice feature to all its members in the US, UK, India and Australia. According to the company, more than 80 percent of professionals on the site have indicated a willingness to be a mentor or have one.
To start, you'll just enter information on the type of person you're looking for career advice from, then swipe your way through potential advisors (or advisees), like Tinder for business help. The company says the new feature is mostly for "lightweight mentorship opportunities," with advice on your own career path, best practices on a specific project you're working on or even switching to a new industry. LinkedIn also says that its looking at ways to help mentors find mentees in certain communities, "like people facing unique barriers to economic opportunity." Like a dating app, though, LinkedIn is simply providing the connections; the rest is up to you. Still, with a claimed 530 million people on LinkedIn, the chances are good that you'll find something (or someone) worthwhile.