Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Finding recommended jobs, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn.
- In addition to allowing you to search for new jobs, LinkedIn actually does a pretty decent job of providing you with jobs that you might be interested in. In this movie, I'll show you how to actually browse and look through all of the jobs that LinkedIn recommends. First thing you wanna do is go up to the top and just click on jobs. When you do that, it's gonna take you to a screen that we saw earlier. Based on certain key words that are inside of your account, information you entered and also people you're connected to, LinkedIn constantly curates a list of jobs that it thinks you might be interested in. All of that information is displayed right down here at the bottom.
You can see it says Jobs you may be interested in and it says that your job activity is private. All job search activity on LinkedIn, including job views, searches and applications is private and is not shared with your connections. So, you can actually browse for a new career even if you have a job without fear of having any of that information leak to your current employer. Now, over on the left-hand side, you'll also notice something called Get email alerts. When you click on that, it brings up an email alert setting. It says Receive email alerts for jobs you might be interested in. Either daily, weekly or no email alerts.
So, for instance, if you're looking for a new job, but maybe not looking for one feverishly, you might wanna set that to weekly. If you're really hard up for work, you might set that to daily. Or, if you're pretty secure in the job you have now, you may set that to no email alerts whatsoever. If you choose that and hit save, you will not receive any email alerts about potential jobs that you might be interested in. However, turning this on, I think is actually a pretty good idea because whether you're looking for a job or not, it never hurts to have this information at your fingertips. Go ahead and click save and that way, every week, you'll get an email from LinkedIn with jobs you might be interested in.
You can scroll through this list and see all of the different jobs that LinkedIn has available to you. You can click on any one of these jobs to view all of the details. If you continue to scroll, you'll just see more and more jobs here that are listed. You can also click this tab right here that says See All. When you click see all, that's gonna take you to this laundry list of jobs that corresponds to things LinkedIn thinks you might be interested in. Once you click on that, you can go over here to the left and start to refine that down. So, I could say only show me jobs in the United States, within the greater Los Angeles area and also, let's see if we can change the job function to only Design and Information Technology.
That's gonna significantly reduce the amount of jobs that I see, but it's going to allow me to really widdle down the results that I want. That makes it super easy for me to find a new career even if I wasn't really looking for one.
- What makes a LinkedIn profile stand out?
- Adding work experience and education to your profile
- Finding and adding contacts
- Sending messages
- Sharing status updates and content from the web
- Asking for, and providing, recommendations
- Interacting with companies
- Finding a job on LinkedIn
- Starting and growing a group
- Managing your account