Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Customizing Jobs You May Be Interested In, and creating search alerts, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn Premium Job Seeker.
- If you're on LinkedIn and you're considering upgrading to a Premium Job Seeker account, chances are you're looking for a job. Premium Job Seeker offers you a powerful set of tools you can use to help narrow down and focus in on the list of jobs you may be most interested in or best suited for. In this movie though, I want to recap some of the ways you can search for jobs with your regular account, and then later, we'll see how Premium Job Seeker enhances these abilities. First of all, you can simply click Jobs in the top navigation, and then you'll see a collection of jobs that LinkedIn thinks you might be interested in.
Just click on any one to learn more about it. Note at the top here, it reminds you that your job activity is private, which means that anything you do on LinkedIn regarding job searching, from viewing jobs, searching for jobs, and submitting applications is completely private and never shows up in the feeds of your connections or any other people. It's basically telling you that you don't have to worry about your current company finding out that you're browsing other jobs. But to continue on here, at the top of the Jobs page, you can be more specific about what jobs you're looking for. You can see it asks you what locations you would like to work in, so if you're say, considering a move to Seattle, you can type that in.
And you can see the jobs down below instantly update. And I can continue to add other locations I might want to work in. And the jobs update again. And there are currently two other categories in which I can change my preferences. There's company size, where you can specify how large or small a company you'd like to work for, just by using these sliders here. And again, the information below updates.
You can check the different types of businesses you're interested in. This can be especially helpful if you're thinking of a move outside your current industry. So that's one way to be more precise about the types of jobs you're looking for. Another way is to search for specific job titles or key words. And you do that with the search field at the top of the page. First, click the button next to the search field, and make sure Jobs is selected, and then just type in your search terms, for example, Software Engineer.
And as you can see, that brings up in this case almost 145,000 jobs. You'll probably want to narrow that down a bit. Which you can do with the tools over here on the left. For example, you can search for jobs listed for specific companies and that pairs me down to 30 results. Now as you can see, there are a couple of different companies with the word Sun in their names. But 30 results are a lot easier to go through than 144,000. So if you see a position here that interests you, you can either click the View button to take a closer look at the listing, or you can roll your mouse over the button next to View and choose Save Job.
This allows you to quickly go down the list and save the jobs you want to check out. And I'll show you where to find these saved jobs in a moment. Now there are also several other criteria you can add here to narrow down your search, such as filtering by location, the date the job was posted, the experience level, and so on. Notice one of the premium features here is salary. If you upgrade to a Job Seeker account, one of the benefits is you'll be able to search for jobs based on the salary range.
But the free tools here have a lot to offer and can help you focus in and find specific positions based on the criteria you select. Now if you find yourself frequently performing the same search, click the Save Search link over here. By saving your search criteria, you can choose to have alerts automatically emailed to you on a regular basis listing any new jobs that match what you're looking for. So I can title this anything I like, I'll leave it titled Software Engineer. You can also choose whether to have those alerts daily, weekly, monthly, or never. My thought is if you're going to set up a save search, you might as well get alerts regularly.
Notice it tells me that I can currently save up to 10 job searches to easily access from the results page, and LinkedIn can automatically run your search and email you the new results. I'll click the checkmark button to save that, and now it's saved. Clicking this Gear icon is where you can access your saved searches, so you can manage them by editing them or deleting them. And the Gear icon is also where you can access your saved jobs. So these are all the jobs I saved a moment ago, and now I can go through at my leisure, click on them, and read more about them.
If it's a position you're interested in, you can click the Apply button to get the ball rolling, but if after checking out a job listing you determine it's not for you, just roll your mouse over the Saved button and choose Unsave to remove it from your list. And you can see I now only have two saved jobs. Okay, so that's a quick review of how to search for and filter job listings.
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