Join Nick Brazzi for an in-depth discussion in this video Posting a job and linking it to a project, part of Up and Running with LinkedIn Recruiter.
- As part of your overall recruitment strategy you may want to post a job on Linkedin through your Recruiter account. You certainly do not have to post a job to use Recruiter. You may be doing general networking not associated with a specific job, or you might prefer to route applicants to your website. But there are some benefits to posting a job with Recruiter. I'm going to the menus at the top. I'm going to go to More, and then to Admin Settings. Before you can post a job, you need to have a job slot available.
Job slots will need to be purchased and will likely be part of your recruiter package. I can see that I have four job slots available with my account. And since I don't currently have any jobs posted, they're all available. If you post a job, it will take one of your job slots. For example, if I post four jobs, that will take all of my slots and I won't be able to post another job unless I close one of the jobs that I've posted, or I purchase more slots. So let's take a look at the process of posting a job.
Again, I'll go to the menus at the top. I could hit Post a Job here or I could hit Manage Jobs. So Manage Jobs is sort of a control panel where I can see information about the jobs that I've posted. Or course, it's empty now, but I can see the status of any jobs that I currently have open, any drafts that I've saved, or any old jobs that have closed. So let's post a new job. I'm going to go back to that Jobs menu at the top, and I'll hit Post a Job. And here you've got fields where you can fill in to create your job posting.
Standard information like the job title, your company, years of experience, and so on. Then you can fill in the job description, desired skills, and all of that information. So naturally I'm going to go ahead and fill in all of this information. It's a good idea to get all of this information from the hiring manager or the HR team before you set on the task of posting a job. So I'm going to take a minute to fill all this in. Okay, so now I've filled in most of the information here for this job posting. I want to scroll down to the bottom and look at a few options.
There's a menu here for Job Poster. Since there are two people who have been assigned seats in this recruiter account, I can choose either of their names as the person posting the position. Next there's a section for Applicant Routing. When you post a job on LinkedIn, there's an option to let users apply to the job directly on LinkedIn. If you choose that, when somebody applies for this job, you'll be notified by email and the applicants information will be routed to you on LinkedIn. In a moment we'll see how to link a job to a project in Recruiter.
The benefit of this, is when people apply to the job through LinkedIn they will automatically be filtered into that project. And in Recruiter you'll be about to see data about who it applying. So I think it's a good idea to set this to collect applications in Recruiter and be notified by email. But, if you prefer to handle applications through your companies website, you can choose that option instead. Then you'll need to provide the address for the job posting on your companies website.
Okay, so I've filled out all the information that I need here and I'm going to hit Post the Job. Of course, I could save this as a draft, but I'm going to go ahead and post this now. Once the job is posted, Recruiter gives me a list of candidates that it thinks might be qualified for this position, so you might start by looking through some of these candidates. You can also go up to the menus at the top under Jobs and go to Manage Jobs to manage your settings for this job posting.
So now I can see I have one open position zero draft and zero closed. If I click on this job posting I can see more information about it. Now one thing that you might want to do is save this job posting to a project in Recruiter. But there are two ways to do this, so I'm not going to click on this link right now. Before I do that, I'm going to go over to my Projects, and I want to talk about what happens when I create a new Project. If you post a job posting before you create your project, then when you create a new project and you give it a name, and a description and so on, you can link a currently existing job post to this new project.
So if I click here I can search for one of my existing job postings. I just typed in a few letters and it found the one I was looking for, so I can click on that and then I can create this project with that job attached to it. I'm going to cancel this for now. Because, of course, we can also go to Jobs, Manage Jobs, open up this job posting, and there's an option here to save to a project. So this is what I would do if I already have the project in Recruiter and I want to link this job to that project.
So I'll click Save to Project. Then I'll choose the project I want to save this in, which will be the Graphics Lead project. Or I can create a new project at this time. But I just want to save it into an existing project. And I'll hit save. Great. So now that job is posted and linked to a project in Recruiter. I'll be notified if there are any new applicants, and applicants will be automatically filtered into that project. I can view information about this job listing here under Manage Jobs, as can anybody else with a seat on this Recruiter contract.
It's also nice that I have my job postings in the same place as my Recruiter tools, so I have everything together. Now, of course, this job will expire in 30 days, but if I prefer to close a job before that, I can go back to my Manage Jobs screen, I can choose the job here and I can choose to close it. So I'm going to go ahead and do that. I'll hit close, it's asking me if I'm sure. Yes I am. I'll hit Close Job. And I want to reload this page. So let me go to the Manage Jobs page again to reload that.
And now I can see I have zero open jobs and one closed job. The closed job is no longer posted on LinkedIn. So, if you'd like to keep your job postings and your other recruiting work all in the same place, you can post jobs in Recruiter and manage applicants from within your recruiter project.
- Using Recruiter's powerful search features to find candidates
- Saving candidates to a project
- Contacting candidates and viewing message status
- Managing interested candidates
- Monitoring Recruiter stats