This Article will Show you How to Look for Jobs on LinkedIn
LinkedIn is one of the most important places to look for a job. The following article will outline the different ways to look for a job on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/
Please note: LinkedIn is constantly changing its format. Therefore, there is a small chance the information in this article could change over time.
LinkedIn Job Alerts
The easiest and fastest way to search for a job on LinkedIn is to create job alerts. The steps to do this are outlined below.
Step 1. Log into your LinkedIn account and find the jobs icon (in the top middle). Click the jobs icon. This will bring you to the Jobs page.
Step 2. On the Jobs page, hit the Search icon in the right upper corner. This will bring you to the Search page.
Step 3. In the left corner, you will see options to set for your job alerts. They include Location, Company, Date Posted, Experience Level, Industry, & Job Function. Below is info on each option.
a) Location – For this section, I recommend choosing the main city near your home.
b) Company – I recommend keeping this section blank, as listing companies might limit your search.
c) Date Posted – Click “anytime” to expand your search to all jobs listed.
d) Experience level – Select the option that reflects your current experience level. For example, if you are new grad, click Entry Level. You can also select more than one level.
e) Industry – If you work in a specific industry, like healthcare, select that industry. If you do not work in a specific industry, keep it open. If you do not see your industry, hit Add and enter your profession. If you do not see your profession, keep it blank. You can also select more than one industry.
f) Job Function – For this section, select your job function. For example, if you work in accounting, select accounting. If you do not see your job function, hit Add and type your job function. Try to find the closest match to your skill set. You can also select more than one job function.
Step 4. Hit Create Job Alert and all your selections will populate. Choose how often you want LinkedIn to send you emails about jobs. I recommend daily alerts so you do not miss opportunities. You also have the option of getting both email and mobile alerts. I would recommend both. After hitting Save you should start receiving job alerts.
How to Search for Job Postings
Job alerts are a great way to find jobs on LinkedIn, but you could miss out on some jobs because they will not show up on alerts. Therefore, check LinkedIn daily for jobs to apply for. Here’s how to find and apply for jobs:
Step 1 – Log into your LinkedIn account and in the top middle, you will find the Jobs icon. Click on the Jobs icon. This will bring you to the job page.
Step 2 – On the Jobs page, in the top right corner, you will find two search bars. In the first search bar, you can search for jobs by typing in job titles, keywords, and companies. In the second search bar, found to the right of the first search bar, you can search for jobs by location: city, state, postal code or country.
Step 3 – After typing in your keywords, jobs will populate and in most cases, you can apply for them with one click using Easy Apply. When you choose Easy Apply, you apply using your LinkedIn profile. In some cases, when you click on the job, you will either be taken to the employer’s website or asked to fill out an application.
How to Find Jobs on LinkedIn Groups
Many job seekers ignore groups on LinkedIn, which could potentially lead them to miss out on jobs. The benefit of joining groups is that some recruiters post jobs directly to groups. To find jobs in groups, follow these steps.
Step 1 – Log into your LinkedIn account. In the upper right corner you will find the Work icon. Click that icon; you will find the Groups icon in the drop-down menu. Click Groups and it will bring you to your Group pages.
Step 2 – On the top of the Groups page, click My Groups in the center. This will pull up all the groups you belong to.
Step 3 – Hit one of your groups and it will take you to that group’s page.
Step 4 – In that group’s page, a third of the way down, in small writing you will find the word Job. It is found just below the Start a Conversation with your group section. Please note: it is in small writing so look for it carefully. Hit the Job icon and it will take you to a page that lists job postings by recruiters.
Step 5 – Look through the jobs and click the jobs you are interested in. Once you select a job, the recruiter will provide instruction on how to apply, such as sending a resume or applying online. Also, some groups have job alerts that you can receive via email.
Looking for Jobs in Your Feed Section
The final way to look for jobs on LinkedIn is to look for jobs on your LinkedIn feed. Many recruiters post jobs on their LinkedIn feed to advertise their jobs for free. This is probably the least effective way to look for jobs on LinkedIn, as it can be very time consuming and hit-and-miss in terms of effectiveness. There still could be value in looking for jobs on your feed, but don’t spend your whole day looking. To look for jobs on your feed, simply scroll down on your LinkedIn main page and look for postings about jobs. Usually, the recruiter will have a link to apply for the job or provide contact info to learn more about the role.
To learn how to create a LinkedIn profile please check out my three-part article on the topic
LinkedIn provides 4 distinct ways to look for and find jobs: receiving job alerts, looking for jobs through the LinkedIn job posting sections, in groups, and on the LinkedIn main feed section. By taking advantage of all four of these job search avenues, you will find more jobs to apply for.