Besides being an awesome tool for Professional Networking, LinkedIn doubles as a powerful job hunting tool as well. LinkedIn has its OWN job search engine and is also supplemented by the “SimplyHired” engine as well.
We will also cover other methods of how to use LinkedIn to prepare for an interview, start a job search, or simply to think ahead about future career moves.
Let’s start at the very beginning and look at the LinkedIn “Jobs” section.
From the home page of your LinkedIn profile, please click the link “Jobs” as shown above.
Once at the Jobs home page you will be offered 2 options:
1. Simple Job search – search the LinkedIn job repository for jobs matching the keywords and location you enter.
2. Advanced Job Search (Powered by SimplyHired)- Use advanced Criteria to search through the SimplyHired database.
Ready to learn how to search for jobs on LinkedIn? Great! Let’s go!
Lets take a look at the simple Job search.
Let’s start at the Jobs home page we visited on the last page. On this screen you will see two fields:
1. Keywords – describe the job you are seeking. Ex: Computer Repair
2. Postal Code – enter the postal code you live in or wish to work near.
Once you have entered the information in the fields, press “Search”.
Once the results are returned, you will see a screen titled “Job Search Results”. On this screen you will see the list of matched based on your input. Click on any of the jobs shown and you will see the individual Job listing on its own screen.
Also on the right side of the search screen, you will see options to refine your search. See Picture below.
If a job interests you click “Apply Now” on the top right of the listing. This process takes a little time, so be patient, and make sure to enter ALL information on the screen to follow.
Now that you have clicked the “Apply Now” button you will see the application screen. Follow the on screen instructions,and you will be applied in no time at all!
Next we look at the Advanced Search screen.
The LinkedIn advanced job search is powered by SimplyHired.
This is a third prty service that lists millions of jobs from all around the globe. Your advanced job search also returns LinkedIn jobs as well. In order to view the SImplyHired jobs, simply press “The Web” when you are shown the search results.
In this case, we get the advantage of searching from within LinkedIn! No need to leave and go to their site, do it right from here!
Let’s take a look at the interface shown below.
Fill out all information as requested. You know better than anyone what type of job you are seeking.
I recommend making sure that you choose your specific location so you save time in terms of sifting through results.
So once you perform this search, you are taken to the same result screen as you saw before in simple search.
From this screen you may click any job you wish and proceed from there.
In the next article we will talk about some cool strategies to consider when hunting for a job by leveraging LinkedIn.
Part 1: LinkedIn: Introduction
Part 2: LinkedIn: Creating Your Account
Part 3: LinkedIn: Connect With Contacts and Invite Friends
Part 4: LinkedIn: Building Your Profile
Part 5: LinkedIn: Add Your Resume Elements
Part 6: LinkedIn: Adding Connections
Part 7: LinkedIn: Adding Connections – Other Methods
Part 8: LinkedIn: Adding Connections – LinkedIn Groups
Part 9: LinkedIn: Adding Connections – LinkedIn Answers
Part 10: LinkedIn: For Job Hunting
Part 11: LinkedIn: For Job Hunting – Strategies