If you search for people on LinkedIn, it shows the distribution of the results along its search filters such as Industry, Current Company, etc. I like it a lot! I use the feature quite often to select either current or past companies to be from my target company list, to narrow down the search.
Here is something I have noticed and want to share with you. If you have a business account, it turns out that you do not see the distribution along some filters. Here are two screenshots to compare. I searched for “SAP MDM Consultant” from a business account (for the first screenshot) and from a basic account (for the second screenshot):
If you have a basic (free) account, you see more:
– and you can, for example, based on that, decide which groups to join so that you can send messages to your candidates.