Job hunting on LinkedIn is a lot more participatory activity than using job boards, where connecting, networking and sharing are the keys to success. But they are not job listings like the boards you've come to know and love because there are. Jobs are not far away as soon as you log in LinkedIn. In fact, when you go to Home> LinkedIn you will see Jobs You May be Interested in the right hand side, which LinkedIn has displayed based on keywords in your profile.
Click on the title of the job and you want to be taken to a page with:
& bull; The full job description;
& bull; The name of the person posting it with a link to their profile;
& bull; Names of your first connections who can introduce you to that person;
& bull; Who in your network works at that company;
& bull; Links to similar jobs;
& bull; And at Apply Now button.
Click the apply button and you will find a form where you can enter a letter and attach a resume. When you hit Submit all your information including your LinkedIn profile is forward to the hiring manager in an instant.
Searching Paid Job Listings
After you look at the jobs on the LinkedIn LinkedIn page, you can read the jobs on the top of the page.
If you want to refine your search, click on the Advanced Search tab over on the right. There you can select criteria including industry, job title, company name, department type, location, and when the job was posted. Premium members can also sort by salary ranges. Fill in your criteria, click on Search, and you want to see your matches.
In that sense, LinkedIn can function like a job board.
For example, if I type in "social media" in the keyword section and pick my location which is Tampa, I am getting lots of jobs to choose from. So I pick out Sr. Marketing Manager at a local tech company and click on it. I see the job descriptions, and in this case, 25 people in my network.
I can reach out to any of my connections and ask for an introduction. So on the job listing page are the names of people in my network who work at the company. I can reach out to them and tell them I am giving a job at their company and try to get some information on the job.
by going to Companies in the top tool bar. On the Companies Home page type in the keyword search box. Then when the company page is displayed, you want to see all your connections. Find one who would like to share the "secret" job requirements. Get the inside story on why the job is open and what they are really looking for in terms of skills.
So, you can do your job searches on the job site at home and find connections at that company on the Company page. You can save ten job searches in the Jobs section.
When you see a job that you want to apply for, click on the button and you'll be taken to a form where you can enter a letter and attach your resume.
Searching for Jobs in the Companies Section
The Company Pages wants to be a great boon to your job search. If you are targeting a certain company, a great strategy is to view their page. Go to the top toolbar, click on Companies> Search Companies to get to the Companies Home Page. Type in your target company in the search box and visit their page. There are all the updates on the company, which have been promoted, etc., as well as news about the company you can use in your interviews.
There are also job postings. You can see who is working in your network at the company, so you can see which college classmates of yours there – valuable information for requesting an informational interview. If you click on the Careers tab on a company page, you will see all of your paid job listings. Staying with Apple as my example, when I click on Careers on their company page I see 45 job listings. If I click on any job headline I want to see a full job description and a button. On the job description page, it also shows my first level connections at the company.
Here's a really creative way to find a job by leveraging the information on the company page. As I mentioned, each page has been hired recently. To see what company they are recently left. What have you got? Looking for Jobs in Groups
Another place to look for job postings is in LinkedIn Groups. Every group has a jobs tab where every member can post a job, and I strongly urge you to take a look at that. Up until this point you've been looking at paid listings. As a group manager, I want to make a shell out of cash for a paid job listing so they can save money by posting in groups. In my Tampa Bay Marketing Professionals group I get lots of these postings every day. So they are there … under the radar.
Go to any group you are interested in you want to be on the Group's Job page. LinkedIn heavily promotes the paid job listings so they have downplayed the free posts. But the free ones posted by group members are there to the left of the paid listings under Job discussions.
For example, in my Tampa group now there are 11 posts, including one from a recruiter I know who has listed a multitude of jobs he has open. So, do not overlook this feature; you could even make it a point to join groups in your field so you can get access to their job boards.
The difference in finding a job in the job area is not enough at that company like you get on a paid listing. But it's so easy to do research on LinkedIn with Company Pages and the Advanced People search it should not be a problem for you at any company.
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Source by Dan Sherman