LinkedIn is such a powerful tool in your job hunt and career progression in general, so it’s time you learned about LinkedIn job search!
Let’s dive right into the topic and see how we can boost your job search!
What if I don’t have LinkedIn?
Get on it – right now! Not only can it boost your job hunt, but you can get educated there and connect to professionals in your field. People are literally one click away. Truth be told, so are jobs! Therefore, if you’re wondering why you should get on LinkedIn, how about the fact that the number of employers and employees using the platform’s job search is constantly growing?
And that’s precisely why we’re covering LinkedIn job search in this article.
How do I use LinkedIn Job Search?
Actually, it’s very easy!
First, you need to know there are passive and active job searches on LinkedIn.
Passive LinkedIn Job Search
That type of job search on LinkedIn is the one where people actually come to you because they’ve seen you’re looking for a job.
How do you set it up?
First, go to your profile and click on the “Open to” button. Choose “Finding a new job” and fill out the pop-up window. Basically, you’ll need to say what kind of work you’re open to in terms of job titles, workplaces, locations, start dates, and job types. Next, you want to pay attention to the “Choose who sees you’re open” part at the very bottom of the pop-up.
Depending on your situation, you might want to show you’re open to new roles to recruiters only. Alternatively, if you’re actively searching and everyone knows about it, you can go with the second option – make it visible to everyone on LinkedIn.
Active LinkedIn Job Search
As the name suggests, this job search is when you do the actual searching. LinkedIn is great in terms of filters and you can really personalize your search.
You can filter by position title, location, date posted, experience level, company, job type, industry, and job function. Not only that, but you can also use the option to “See jobs based on your profile,” which you can find at the lower left part of your screen.
If you activate LinkedIn Premium, you can also see how you compare to other applicants.
How can LinkedIn help my job search?
When searching for a job on LinkedIn, you can create alerts for specific searches. That way, you’ll receive notifications and emails about similar jobs being posted.
Next, a lot of the time you can see who the job poster is. And then, you can even reach out to them!
You can also save jobs you see and like, and you can keep track of applied jobs. It’s all right there on LinkedIn, nice and clean.
There is also content available for you, like skill assessments, salary insights, and interview prep. Therefore, the LinkedIn job search has a lot of benefits, and you should give it a go.
Where do I start on LinkedIn?
Well, first, you must fill out your profile so people can get to know you. You can do that on your own and use our Blog posts about LinkedIn as an inspiration. If you don’t feel comfortable doing so, reach out to us, and we’ll take care of it for you. You can learn more about our LinkedIn profile creation and optimization services right here.
Next, let people know you’re looking for work with the “Open to work” option. And make sure to do your active job search, too.
Review job posts regularly and apply to those for which you’re a good fit. Try to be as realistic as possible.
We’re sure these tips will help you immensely, but if you need more support, get in touch and we can schedule a session to discuss.