There are a variety of ways to find jobs on LinkedIn. LinkedIn will recommend jobs for you based on your profile and this can be a great starting point for seeing what is out there. Of course if you are actively looking for a job, then the easiest way to start job searching is to use the job search and using the many different filters including location, industry, company, job function, level of position, employer and/or keywords to create the right search for the role you are looking for.
How to Search for Jobs On LinkedIn
Here’s how to get started. You will find a link to Jobs on the top navigation on LinkedIn. To search for jobs: Click on Jobs and then type in keywords related to the jobs you are interested in, such as job title, a specific company name, an industry, or a skill in the search bar at the top and then click Search. There is also a location field, which you can fill in or leave blank.
Advanced Search Options
The advanced search options allows you to filter the search results. You will be able to search for job listings by:
- Keyword, including job title, company name, or any keyword.
- Job Function; and
When browsing the results you can sort and organise the listings by date posted and relevance. When you are viewing the list of available jobs, you can also click on the similar link under a job posting to see similar job listings.
In addition, LinkedIn will show if you have any connections who work at the hiring company.
Finally, you can also visit the company page to view a list of open jobs listed on LinkedIn – if you have a particular company that you are interesting in applying for.
How to Apply for Jobs On LinkedIn
When you view a job posting, you can either apply for the job (either directly though LinkedIn or through the company website), or save the job for later.
When you click apply you will either be directed to their website and you will need to follow the instructions on their website to apply. If you are applying directly through LinkedIn your profile will be forwarded when you apply and there is an option to add a cover letter.
Not looking for a new job?
You might not be looking for a new job. However, the job search function can be another useful tool in business networking. LinkedIn allows you to see advertised jobs both in your network and for the Companies that you follow (as well as being able to use the ‘search function’.) This can help you gain insights into your network and potentially offer assistance where you can. I often put people in touch with each other (both people who are looking for potential candidates and those looking for jobs) as part of my networking strategy.