Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Using advanced search tools, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn Premium Job Seeker.
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- Now let's take a look at some of the advanced search tools you gain access to when you upgrade to a Job Seeker account. As we saw earlier, one way you can start a job search is to select "Jobs" here next to the search field and then type in a job title or key word to search for. That gives you a list of search results and you can pare down the results using the filters here on the left side. But with a Job Seeker account, you get access to additional filters that can help you narrow down your search more. In this basic search area, for example, you can filter the job listing by salary.
Notice it's marked with the gold "in" logo indicating this is a premium only feature. So for example I'll select 80,000 dollars or more. And depending on the salary range you're looking for, this can greatly reduce the number of job listings you need to take a look at. But looking for specific job titles and key words is not the only way to find potential employment. One of the huge advantages of Job Seeker is the ability it gives you to find the people and companies whom you might be able to contact directly to inquire about job openings. I'm going to click the "Advanced" link next to the search field.
Now this gives me the exact same filters we just saw including the salary filter here on the right, but this time instead of doing a job search, let's select "People" over here on the left. This gives me an entirely different set of search criteria. So for example I'm going to search for the keyword of "recruiter" and I'm going to confine my location to the San Francisco Bay Area and maybe under "Industry" I'll select "Graphic Design", maybe "Newspapers", and "Publishing".
Now anyone with a free account can use those filters to search for people who match these criteria, but over here on the right you'll find more premium only filters. At the Job Seeker level you can use all of these filters with the exception of "Years of Experience" and "When Joined". Notice these both say "Upgrade to Access". So you'll need to upgrade to a higher level in order to access those filters and if you want to be able to search LinkedIn groups other than the Job Seeker premium group. But with what's available here, you can continue to narrow down your search. So for example, maybe I want to find recruiters at the management level, so I'll go to "Seniority Level" and I'll select "Manager" and maybe I also want ones that are interested in potential employees.
To me this is a key combination of filters as it pretty much gets you right to the decision makers in the company who are interested in hiring people. So with these criteria in place I'll click "Search". And that returns these results. I can now browse through these recruiters to see if anyone might be worth reaching out to. Now without those premium filters, let's see what I get. So I'll remove the "Manager" and the "Interest". So with just the basic tools, I get many more results, which on one hand might be good if you're looking for more leads, but it's also going to be much more time consuming to dig through all these profiles.
By playing with and tweaking the advanced search tools, I can quickly hone in on and modify my searches to find the recruiters who match very specific criteria. And once I find the people who I think might be able to help me or be worth contacting, I can send them an InMail to introduce myself as we discussed in the earlier movie on working with InMail. Alright, so there you have some suggestions of ways to take advantage of the advanced search tools of the Job Seeker account. We'll look at some other methods in the upcoming movies.
He then covers such features as Insights, which show how you stack up against a company's employees and other applicants. He also explains best practices for sending InMail to people, finding companies of interest, and using tools to reach key contacts and hiring managers. Finally, put it all to work by learning how to apply for a job directly on LinkedIn. Using these tips and LinkedIn Premium Job Seeker, you can find, apply, and network your way to your next dream job.
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