Join Justin Seeley for an in-depth discussion in this video Searching for jobs on LinkedIn, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn.
- LinkedIn is probably one of the largest and most active job boards in the entire world. Therefore, it's the best place for you to post your online resume and to search for a job. In this movie, I'll walk you through the process for finding jobs on LinkedIn. First thing we want to do is go up here to the top in the search bar, and we can drop this down, and we can simply choose jobs. From here, I can type up things like keywords such as graphic designer. Then, I can click on the search box. Once I click on that, it's going to return a list of all of the jobs that correspond to this.
I can sort the results over here by relevance or by date posted. I'm going to leave it on relevance for now, because that seems to be working okay. Then, over here on the left-hand side, I have the ability to refine that search a great deal. For instance, I could say within a certain company show me these jobs. Let's type up something like Lynda.com. Then, all I'm going to do is hit search. That's going to refine this down. If it doesn't find anything, then maybe you need to change your keyword. For instance, let's type up something like sales and hit search.
Now all of the positions that correspond to the word sales at Lynda.com are now showing up. I can also filter this by location. I can say located in or near United States, and let's do 93001. Let's look only within about 25 miles. Hit search. That's going to really shrink down the amount of results. Although Lynda.com is based in California, so there are quiet a few results here. You will also notice, that I can see over here on the right-hand side this little drop-down menu that allows me to save this job.
Now, what this means is that I can instantly save this job into a section of LinkedIn, that makes it easy for me to get back to it later. That way, I could go through and select multiple jobs, and save them, and then go through and apply for them one at a time later on, while I take my time. What I'm going to do is save this job here. Let's save this job, and let's save this job. Once I have those saved, I can now continue searching. If I feel like this a search that I want to preform often, I can also go up here to the save search box.
I can say, okay let's call this LDC for Lynda.com sales, and let's say that I want this to alert me every month that there's a new job that's open. I can then come over here hit the check-mark, and that's going to then have that search saved for me, and then every single month, they're going to be new results coming up in that and showing up for me in my email. I can close this at any time, just like so. You'll notice over here on the right that there's job seeker premium, where you can find exactly the type of job and salary you're looking for.
This does require you, however, to go through and upgrade your account like we were talking about earlier for in-mail and that kind of thing. In addition to all of this, you can go through any time you want and check out the jobs page just by clicking right there at the top. That's going to take you to this big section. Over on the right, you can see all of the saved jobs that you have. You can see all of your saved searches. You can see any jobs you've applied for, and you also see a big section here in the middle of jobs you may be interested in. Then at the top, you can preform a basic search or expand that down to really get to the nitty gritty of what you're looking for.
As I said before, LinkedIn is one of the most popular job boards in the world. If you're looking for a job, this is where I would start.
- 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