Join Garrick Chow for an in-depth discussion in this video Customize Jobs You Might Be Interested In, and create search alerts, part of Learning LinkedIn Premium Career.
- [Instructor] If you're on LinkedIn and you're considering upgrading to a premium career account, chances are you're looking for a job. Premium career offers you a powerful set of tools you can use to help narrow down and focus 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 career enhances these abilities. First of all, you can simply click jobs here in the top navigation. And here you'll see a collection of jobs that LinkedIn thinks you might be interested in.
You can click on any one of these to learn more about them. Keep in mind that anything you do on LinkedIn regarding job searching, from viewing jobs, searching, and submitting applications, is completely private, and never shows up in the feeds of your connections or any other people. Right, but to continue on here, at the top of the jobs area, you can click update career interests. And here you can be more specific about the jobs you're looking for. At the top here, we have a switch for letting recruiters know you're open to being contacted about jobs. By enabling this feature, you'll be able to share your career goals, basically the things you're going to specify on this page, with recruiters who use LinkedIn's recruiter product.
And they'll be able to reach out to you if they think you might be a good match for the jobs they're hiring for. Now note that it says here that steps are taken to not show the company you're currently working for that you're open to job offers, but that complete privacy can't be guaranteed. Meaning that people using LinkedIn Recruiter at your company and related companies won't see the career interests you share. But that doesn't prevent things like word of mouth from getting around if someone outside your company sees that you're looking for a job. So just bear that in mind if your current job hunt is a sensitive issue. In the text box below, you can write a short description of your current job hunting situation, what you're looking for, what your availability is and so on.
Below that you can click add title to enter any job titles you think would match the type of work you're looking for. And you can add as many as you like. You can then specify locations in which you would like to work. So if you're say, considering a move to Seattle, you can add that location. And you'll immediately start seeing jobs in that area when you return to the main jobs page. And you can continue to add other locations to see other jobs.
Below that you can specify the types of jobs you're interested in in terms of them being full time, part time, contract work, remote, and so on. And then you can toggle open company preferences for a few more options. Here you can specify what industries you'd like to work in. This can be especially helpful if you're thinking of a move outside your current industry. Now, I've added a lot of industries here just so you can see an example of the range that's available. But you'll most likely have just a handful of business types you're considering working in. To add one, just click add industry, and type its name.
Below that you'll find the company size preference where you can specify how large or small a company you'd like to work for. So you can see that this jobs area allows you to be precise about the types of work you're looking for. Now if I go up to the jobs button in the navigation bar again, and after you make your changes, you should start seeing updated jobs listings based on the changes you made. Now another way to find jobs is to search for specific job titles or keywords. And you can do that with the search field at the top of the page. Click where it says search jobs by title, keyword or company.
And then just type in your search terms. For example, software engineer. Then you can narrow it down by specifying a city, state, postal code, or country. Or if you're open to moving anywhere, you can click search worldwide. And you can see in this case, that brings up over 250,000 jobs. You'll probably want to narrow it down a bit. And you can do that with the tools at the top of the results here. For instance, you can search the jobs listed for a specific company. And that pares it down in this case to 1,316 results.
And if you see a position that interests you, you can click on it to take a closer look at the listing. And from here, you can start reading about the position. Or you can click the save button to save the job description to read later. And then click the back button in your browser to go back to the search results In this way, you can quickly go down the list and save the jobs you want to check out. I'll show you where to find them in a moment. And again there are several criteria you can add here to narrow down your search, such as filtering by location, by the date posted, the experience level and so on.
If you upgrade to a premium career account, you'll have access to additional filters to help you narrow down your search. 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 set. Now if you find yourself frequently performing the same search, you can click create search alert. This allows you to save your search criteria. And 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. And clicking this manage link here is where you can access your saved searches so you can manage them or edit them.
You can also delete them from here as well. And to access the job listings you saved, go back to the main jobs page. And here at the top you'll see the number of saved jobs as wells as the number of jobs you've applied to. And here you can click saved jobs to see and manage the job listings you've saved. If there's a position you're interested in, you can click one of the apply buttons here to either apply on the company website or use the easy apply feature, depending on what's available. But if after checking out a job listing you determine it's not for you, you can also unsave it from your list.
All right, so that's a quick review of how to search for and filter job listings.