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Up and Running with LinkedIn

Finding job listings in groups


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Up and Running with LinkedIn

with Richard Colback
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  1. 16m 8s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. How we recorded this course
      2m 26s
    3. Overview of the updated interface
      26s
    4. Exploring the new home screen and navigation bar
      4m 9s
    5. Exploring the new contacts page
      4m 19s
    6. Using the new search dialog
      3m 58s
  2. 7m 19s
    1. Understanding LinkedIn
      2m 56s
    2. Considering account levels
      1m 44s
    3. Signing up with LinkedIn
      2m 39s
  3. 14m 42s
    1. Exploring the homepage
      2m 29s
    2. Profile: The Highlights and Summary sections
      2m 28s
    3. Profile: Reviewing work experience and education
      2m 30s
    4. Profile: Additional profile information
      1m 16s
    5. Understanding connections
      1m 42s
    6. Understanding groups
      1m 47s
    7. Looking at jobs and companies
      2m 30s
  4. 18m 9s
    1. Building your profile, starting with the highlights
      5m 3s
    2. The Personal Summary section
      1m 26s
    3. Adding your work experience and education
      2m 41s
    4. Joining groups
      2m 45s
    5. Understanding the difference between a public and private profile
      1m 39s
    6. Exploring the Skills and Expertise section
      2m 52s
    7. The Professional Gallery
      1m 43s
  5. 32m 5s
    1. Understanding why connecting is powerful
      4m 18s
    2. Selecting an appropriate networking approach: Open vs. closed
      3m 6s
    3. Reviewing connection settings
      4m 37s
    4. Accepting and sending invitations and messages
      3m 54s
    5. Connecting with people you might know
      1m 24s
    6. Recommending
      4m 1s
    7. Exploring endorsements
      3m 52s
    8. Connecting via groups
      2m 42s
    9. Looking at network statistics
      2m 27s
    10. Alumni groups
      1m 44s
  6. 8m 32s
    1. Finding appropriate groups
      2m 53s
    2. Joining groups and setting options
      3m 18s
    3. Following group etiquette
      2m 21s
  7. 14m 51s
    1. Deciding to start a group
      2m 1s
    2. Comparing public and private groups
      2m 18s
    3. Setting options for your group
      4m 13s
    4. Building your group membership
      2m 34s
    5. Managing your group
      3m 45s
  8. 23m 20s
    1. What to do when looking for jobs on LinkedIn
      2m 13s
    2. The Linkedin Jobs section
      4m 3s
    3. Finding job listings in groups
      2m 29s
    4. Following companies and getting job alerts
      3m 21s
    5. Using keywords in your profile for career development
      3m 43s
    6. Monitoring your network stats to know where to make adjustments
      2m 30s
    7. Using buttons, service provider listings, and paid options
      2m 4s
    8. Alumni groups and veterans listings
      2m 57s
  9. 3m 2s
    1. Engaging through group discussions and news
      3m 2s
  10. 9m 51s
    1. Completing your profile
      3m 30s
    2. Editing your profile to stay relevant
      2m 38s
    3. Managing your settings
      3m 43s
  11. 5m 33s
    1. Android
      3m 12s
    2. iPad
      2m 21s
  12. 1m 12s
    1. Next steps
      1m 12s

Video: Finding job listings in groups

In addition to the jobs listed in the Jobs section of LinkedIn, further opportunities are also added to the Jobs section of many groups. This feature has made Groups a very important section of LinkedIn for job seekers, in particular alumni groups and groups focusing on jobs and careers often contain very active job sections. While group members and administrators are allowed to post job opportunities for free, the number and frequency of jobs posted in groups varies widely. So it makes sense to take another look at the groups you are a member of and to consider joining new groups when actively searching for job. If we take a look at the Groups and come down to the Groups Directory, we can gather information by clicking on the links of some of the groups we are not yet a member of.

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Up and Running with LinkedIn
2h 34m Beginner Jan 30, 2013 Updated Jul 25, 2013

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Join author Richard Colback as he shows you how to get started with the world's largest professional networking site, LinkedIn. The course demonstrates how to build a profile that will get the attention of employers, recruiters, fellow professionals, and potential clients. Richard walks you through creating an account, adding pertinent information such as skills and work experience, making connections and joining groups, accessing LinkedIn from apps, and monitoring your stats to continuously build a better profile. Along the way, learn to grow your personal brand and become a more visible community member by participating in group discussions, asking and answering questions, and engaging in other ways that add to your profile's integrity.

Topics include:
  • Signing up
  • Adding work experience and education to your profile
  • Accepting and sending invitations and messages
  • Finding and joining groups
  • Starting your own group
  • Following companies and getting job alerts
  • Using keywords in your profile for career development
  • Managing LinkedIn settings
Subjects:
Business Online Marketing Social Networks Career Development Social Media Marketing SEO
Software:
LinkedIn
Author:
Richard Colback

Finding job listings in groups

In addition to the jobs listed in the Jobs section of LinkedIn, further opportunities are also added to the Jobs section of many groups. This feature has made Groups a very important section of LinkedIn for job seekers, in particular alumni groups and groups focusing on jobs and careers often contain very active job sections. While group members and administrators are allowed to post job opportunities for free, the number and frequency of jobs posted in groups varies widely. So it makes sense to take another look at the groups you are a member of and to consider joining new groups when actively searching for job. If we take a look at the Groups and come down to the Groups Directory, we can gather information by clicking on the links of some of the groups we are not yet a member of.

If they are open group, we may already have access to the Jobs tab, which is listed just beneath the Group title, here we have a Job title, the company hiring and some more information about people who may have shared it. If we click on the link, we can see a Description, some experience and maybe even an option for you to apply directly. Again, here we have the number of people who have already applied for the job. In other cases, such as with a members only group, if we click on the link for the group, we don't have access to the Jobs tab. However, by coming down and clicking on the Group Statistics icon on the right-hand side and selecting the fourth link called Activity, if we click on this, we can see how many jobs were posted in the Last week within the group.

This gives us a very good indication of how much activity there has been and if the theme of the group is appropriate, this should be a good one to join. If you're already a member of group, it will be shown in the Your Groups section. Here a summary of groups is given and an icon in the shape of a briefcase with a number above it indicates how many jobs and job discussions have taken place recently within the group. However jobs may have been posted that aren't shown, so it make sense to click and go into each of the groups and review the Jobs tab to ensure that you see all the jobs that are available. These were posted some while ago so they are not showing in the Jobs count on the summary screen.

Jobs you find posted in groups have the additional benefit that you'll already have a connection with the person who posted them by virtue of both sharing membership with that group. Jobs maybe posted by a third party as a way of spreading the word about a job and helping the group and so less detail may be given in the job posting as to how to contact other people in the company whether a job is available and the person actually hiring for the job may not be directly identified. The structured job postings may vary here from that you find in the Jobs section and you may not be able to apply for the job directly through LinkedIn itself.

However in all cases take note of the person who posted the job and contact them to start the networking process and ask for their help in identifying more inside connections.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about Up and Running with LinkedIn.


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Q: This course was updated on 07/25/2013. What changed?
A: We added four new movies explaining recent changes to the interface of LinkedIn, covering the updated home screen, navigation bar, contacts page, and search dialogue. No functionality has changed, and the instructions in the course remain applicable to the new interface.
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