When searching for candidates, there are many filters that you can use to improve your search. Recruiter allows you to customize these filters and then save them for later use, helping to make the recruiting process more efficient and effective.
- [Instructor] Another way to save time when using LinkedIn's recruiter tool to find candidates is to save customized filters. Let's take a look at how we can do this. So right now, on my recruiter page, I'm going to do a quick search for a video editor position. I'll select people with video editor in their title, on to enter Santa Barbara, and I'm going to add video editing as a skill, so I'll click go and it will create this search. Now perhaps you know that you hire a specific position often and could benefit from creating a customized filter that will help you begin the process of searching for candidates, with the ability to customize it further down the road.
So right now I have these three simple filters in, and if I want to filter it down further, I can, but before I do that, I'd like to save this customized filter. I can do this by going up to the top where it says custom filters, clicking on the drop-down, and then selecting save custom filter. From here, I can name it, and I'll name this video editor Santa Barbara, and then I'm going to go ahead and click on save. So now at any time, when I'm doing a search, I can easily go up to that, click on custom filters, and select that video editor Santa Barbara filter, so just like that, I'll be able to arrive at that general search and then filter it further from there.
Another way that you could use this is if you've had luck with a specific group of people in the past. For instance, I want to create a filter of people that are from the Santa Barbara area that went to the University of California, Santa Barbara and have one to three years of experience. So in order to do this, I'm going to go up here and delete the search, and now I have this blank search here and I'm going to go ahead and go down to schools, and I want to go to University of Santa Barbara and there I get University of California, Santa Barbara.
Next I'll go up to locations and in here I'm going to click on the Santa Barbara, California area. And then I'm going to go down to years of experience and I want to put this from less to one to three and there I'll click add and as you can see, I get 4,738 candidates but that's okay because I have a very general filter put in. Now I'm going to go up to the top, click on custom filters, save custom filter, and this is going to be USCB Santa Barbara Area.
I'll click save and now we can utilize this filter when we're doing a search for another thing. So in other words, if I want to go ahead and delete this, and let's say I want to start a brand-new search, and I'm going to search for a graphic designer. I can type in graphic designer, click go, and it's going to tell me that I have 1.39 million candidates. However, now I can go into custom filters, click on my USCB Santa Barbara Area filter and it will still look for graphic designers, however it will apply that filter that we've just created.
Although you can't edit a customized filter that you've created, you can always create new ones. You can also delete them at any time by going up to customize filters, selecting delete custom filters, then selecting the one that you want to delete and simply clicking on delete. So take advantage of this feature as a way to save time and to easily recall and access filters that you've had success with.
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