The easiest way to perform searches on LinkedIn Recruiter is through guided searches. Guided searches walk you through the information needed to find quality candidates, including keywords, job titles, and location. Once you find initial candidates, you can use the filters to continue narrowing down your field of candidates.
- [Instructor] The easiest way to search for job candidates inside of LinkedIn Recruiter is to take advantage of the new and improved Guided Search feature. Let's take a look at how to do that. I'm currently in charge of hiring a graphic designer for our company, and in order to do so I'm going to utilize the Guided Search option. I can access this by clicking in the search bar up at the top. Here it says Start a new search, I'll click inside there, and I'm going to start entering in the title graphic designer. Now a dropdown menu appears and gives me some recommendations.
One of them is People with Graphic Designer in their titles, and that seems like a good place to start so I'll click on that. Now, although that's a good place to start you'll notice here that it has narrowed this down to 1.5 million candidates that they've found. So we're going to need to narrow this down a little bit more. Well, next to Graphic Designer you can see that the Guided Search is now asking me to enter in a location. I'm going to enter in Santa Barbara, which is where our company's located. And in order to extend it a little bit I'll click on Santa Barbara, California area.
This narrows that search down to 691 candidates now. And then, to the right of Santa Barbara it's now asking me to add one or more skills that I'd like to search for. I can enter in skills here that don't appear, but they do generate a list of skills they recommend based on this job title. Now, one of the things I know that I do want is someone who is familiar with Adobe Illustrator, so I'm going to go ahead and click on that, and it narrows our candidate field down to 313 candidates. So, when I'm done with this I'm going to go ahead and click Go, and this will bring up our candidates.
One important thing I want to point out now is the Spotlights feature, which provides additional information that can help you focus your search. In this case, it's letting me know a few relevant spotlights. One of them is candidates who are more likely to respond. If I hover over this it's telling me they're more likely to respond based on messaging history and candidate engagement. And that narrows it down to 30 people who fit that criteria. Next to this is 11 people who have claimed they're open to new opportunities. And there are other Spotlight features that will appear based on the relevance to your search.
If I click over here to a LinkedIn page you'll see here that some of the different spotlights that exist include people that are Likely to Respond, Open to New Opportunities, Company Connections, Engaged with your Talent Brand, Your Industry Talent Pool, Have Been in Their Role for a While, and Past Applicants. Going to go back to our search. And now that we've narrowed the search down to 313 candidates, we can take a look at how to use the customized filters to narrow it down even further. So on the left-hand side, you'll notice here that we have a bunch of different filters, including things like Companies they work for, Year of Graduation, Schools, Industries, Keywords, Employment type, and more.
So there are a bunch of them. I'm going to go ahead and enter in a few. So one of them I'm going to do is I'm looking for someone who's is graphic design but also has the keyword Marketing in the profile, so I'll enter in that. I put Marketing under Keywords, and if I go to the top you'll notice now I've narrowed it down to 211 candidates. I'm going to go down again, and for Employment type I'm looking for people who are currently full-time employees. This narrows it down to 198 candidates.
And now, we can take this even one step further by going to advanced filters. You can find these at the bottom of the filters, which down here it says Advanced, and I can click on that. And you can also find it to the right of the search bar, up here at the top where it says Advanced. I'm going to click on this one, and it brings up all of these advanced filters. I highly suggest taking a look at these and finding the ones that would be most relevant to you when you're trying to narrow down your search. In this case, I'm going to select a couple. One of them is under Degrees, and let's say I'm looking for someone who has a Bachelor's Degree, I'll click on that, and we need someone to do work in Spanish, so up here I'm going to click on Spoken languages, and narrow it down to people who speak Spanish.
Now, once I've done this you can see up at the top left that I now have narrowed this down to 26 total candidates. I can go ahead and click Search, and it will generate this search. So we've now narrowed down our list of candidates to 26. We could now start looking into these candidates and their profiles in more detail to see which ones we're potentially interested in.
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