Use the powerful search filters on LinkedIn to search and apply for jobs.
- [Instructor] One of the most important uses of the LinkedIn platform as a student will be to search for jobs. LinkedIn has done an amazing job of improving the process of helping you find a job, research it, and apply for it. Let's take a look at how to do this. So inside of the account that we've created for Zachary, we'll take a look at how he can begin to search and apply for jobs. First, up at the top on the navigation bar, I'm going to click on the Jobs icon. And this will bring me to the jobs search page. Here, LinkedIn will recommend some jobs based on different criteria, including what we have entered in our profile.
Now, as I scroll down, you'll see here that they are recommending different jobs and these make sense. I am a college student and they're recommending some internships in marketing. So this is one way that you can see jobs that you may not have known about. Now, there's another way that we can search for jobs. And that's by using the powerful search engine up at the top and then once we do a search, we can use the filters to narrow it down to specific jobs that fit what we're looking for. So up here at the top, it says Search Jobs and I'm going to go ahead and type in here, Social Media Marketing.
Off to the right, it says Search Location and in this case, I do want to search in the Los Angeles area. So I'll put in Greater Los Angeles Area. And it brings up a total of 1,728 job recommendations. However, if you notice here, we do have filters now that we can use to narrow this down even further. Since Zachary is a college student and will just be coming out of college, I want to limit this to entry-level positions. So here, I'll click on Entry Level.
And it now narrows it down to 470 results. We can also go here and click on a specific company if we want. Over here, there are more filters if you want specific job function, industry, job type. And in this one, he does want full-time. And then, up here, I'm also going to go to Date Posted and say jobs posted in the past week. So now with all of these filters applied, we have 104 total results. And as I scroll down, I can see different jobs that fit this criteria.
This is an excellent way to find job opportunities. Now, my recommendation is, as you look over these jobs, I would right-click and open them in a new tab if there's ones that you're interested in. I'll open this one up in a new tab. Open this one up in a new tab and so on. I'm going to go ahead and take a look at one of these job pages. So here, I click it. It is a Social Media Marketing Specialist position that's open in the Los Angeles, California area. And it's posted four days ago.
I can see here that I can save this job. I can apply for the job. Down below, it gives me some more information about it, telling me that it is an entry-level job, full-time employment. And I can see a job description, including, if I expand this, the responsibilities as well as qualifications, benefits, and more. So there's a ton of information here about the jobs that you can see when you open up the job page. Now, I'll scroll back up and you can see here more about the company that's posting the job and you can even follow them if you'd like to do that, so that their updates will appear in your newsfeed.
And then, down below, it has similar jobs. So if this is one that you want to apply for but you want to expand what you're doing, you could apply for some of these as well if they look interesting. Now, back up at the top, I have the option to apply. I'm going to take a look at another one though. And here's another job for a Digital Social Media Marketing Coordinator and you'll notice that the Apply button is a little bit different. So you can apply for all of these jobs on the LinkedIn platform, but there's a difference between ones that have the blue Apply button and ones that have the Easy Apply.
If it has the Easy Apply button, you can apply by simply clicking here, entering in some information, and applying with your LinkedIn account. This is the easiest way to do it. Once you've filled this out, you can upload a resume if you want and then, click Submit Application. That's the easiest way to do it and if you see this, that is a good sign. Now, it's not difficult though to apply for other jobs on here. And if it has this, it's either going to bring you to the company's website or a third-party job board.
So here, if I click Apply, it brings me to a new site. This is ZipRecruiter and it's going to allow me to apply for the job on this site. So either way, I can apply for the job on here, but it's a little different, depending on if it says Apply or if it says the Easy Apply. Now, I'm going to go back over to the main jobs page again. And if I scroll up to the top and then, click on the Jobs icon, you'll notice here in Zachary's account that right now, he has zero saved jobs, zero applied jobs, and then, a Career Interests tab.
So if you saved jobs, for instance, if I go back to one of these and save it. And I'll save this one as well. Now, when we go here and refresh that page, it will show us that we have two saved jobs. So as you begin your job search, you can save them and then, easily access them at any time through your LinkedIn account. Now, another thing is, the Career Interests tab. If I click on this, it allows me to fill out this and notify recruiters that I'm open to a new job or actively seeking a new job.
If you're a student and looking for your first job, it's a good idea to fill this out so that you're more visible to recruiters. There's also a LinkedIn Salary tab. So if I go back to that main jobs page, on the right-hand side, and clicked on LinkedIn Salary, I can use this to explore earning potential by entering in your job title and location. And then, down below, is some other useful information. So get the full picture, they'll tell you here, software engineers in the San Francisco Bay Area, what the median income is.
And you can do some research here to find more about your earning potential and what the average salary is for particular jobs. So this is a really neat page that allows you to dive deeper into some of the data about different jobs, how they pay, as well as in different areas. So here, you can see the difference in pay from San Francisco compared to in Chicago or New York. So I recommend typing in your job title here as well as your location and doing some research there as well. LinkedIn is a great one-stop shop for finding job openings, researching them, saving them, applying for them, and more.
I strongly suggest utilizing these features as it will make your stressful search for a job much easier, much more efficient, and more effective.
- Creating a LinkedIn profile
- Growing a professional network
- Following companies and influencers
- Sharing updates and articles
- Sending and receiving messages
- Searching for jobs
- Upgrading to LinkedIn Premium
Skill Level Beginner
Q: This course was updated on 10/18/2018. What changed?
A: The following topic was updated: LinkedIn Groups.