Although your Recruiter account is separate from your standard LinkedIn Account, your name and brand will still be associated with your activity inside of Recruiter. Be sure to understand the differences between these two accounts.
- [Instructor] It's important to note that LinkedIn's Recruiter is a paid service. You'll only be able to access it if you have an active license for it. And although you can access your Recruiter account from your standard LinkedIn profile, it is a separate service. Let's take a look at how the two are separated. For this course, I'll be using a fictional account to demonstrate LinkedIn Recruiter. I'll be referring to this account, however, as my account. So I'm here on my regular LinkedIn homepage, and from here we can see the typical things that we'd see in a newsfeed of any person's main LinkedIn page.
And of course because it's my account I can go to the improve your profile and I can edit any of this information. So if I click over here in my name I can go ahead and update any parts of my account. What you don't see here is anything about the Recruiter service. In fact, the only thing related to Recruiter is a link up here at the top right that says Recruiter. Now, if you don't have access to any of the premium LinkedIn services, then this will likely say try premium. In my case my account is set up with Recruiter, so I'm going to go ahead and click on that.
And this brings me to the Recruiter homepage, which is a completely different page with different tools. In fact, notice up at the top of the screen that Recruiter opened up in a separate browser tab so I can easily jump back and forth to my normal LinkedIn page, or over to the LinkedIn Recruiter page by simply clicking on the two. I like to keep both of them open so I can easily navigate between the two. Here in the Recruiter page notice my profile picture in the upper right-hand corner. Without clicking on it, I'm going to hover my mouse over it and you'll see that a dropdown menu appears.
My company has purchased a license for Recruiter so the contract is associated with my company. My company has a certain number of seats assigned to this contract, and one of those seats has been assigned to me. So I can access Recruiter here as a representative of my company. The important thing to remember here is that even though I may not own the Recruiter account my activity will still have my name on it. When I send messages to candidates those messages will come from me. And users will be able to link back to my LinkedIn account. It's important to know that you're representing your company and yourself when interacting with people on Recruiter.
Now, there are a few other important things in this menu. I can sign out of my account, and I can also navigate back to my LinkedIn account, which may be important if you didn't keep the other tab open. Finally, there's one more thing that I want to take a look at. I'm going to go over to the option up here that says more, and a dropdown appears. Depending on your account options, you may have a link here that says Admin Settings. If you have Admin Settings you'll have access to tools for administrating your Recruiter license.
I'm going to go ahead and click on that, and inside here I have some important information about my Recruiter account. I can see different things such as the number of Recruiter seats that are available. My company had purchased five of them and there is one remaining. You can see the four other people who have seats right here. You can go in here and assign a seat if you want to. You can also click on the top and see different things, such as Features, Jobs, Reporting, and control some of the settings that go along with the account.
So if you do have Admin Settings you're going to want to go in and take a look at that and make sure that the account is set up the way that you'd like it to be. Okay, so those are the important account settings that I wanted to show you. To get back to the main Recruiter homepage at any time you just need to click on the word Recruiter up near the top left. I'll go ahead and click on that, and that takes me back to the Recruiter homepage. This will be your starting point whenever you use Recruiter.
- Using Recruiter's powerful search features to find candidates
- Adding candidates to a project
- Contacting candidates
- Managing interested candidates
- Posting jobs
- Monitoring Recruiter stats