LinkedIn has become a de facto place to go to for finding jobs. Whether you are a recent college grad or a veteran with several years of experience if you do not have a profile on LinkedIn and don’t know how to make the best use of all the available features for job search you are missing out on one of the best tools for finding jobs. Unfortunately, many people don’t understand how LinkedIn works and how to make best use of all the features. Below we highlight some of the key feature you can leverage.
Search for Jobs
LinkedIn has rapidly become the leading job search platform where members from every industry and job function can:
- Quickly find career opportunities in any location
- Receive automatic recommendations and notifications based on job searches
- Apply to positions using just the LinkedIn profile
- Save interesting jobs for later resume submission
So many people are capitalizing on LinkedIn, from getting LinkedIn training for sales teams to individual entrepreneurs using it as a content marketing platform to job seekers using it to empower their career. For them it starts with the resume.
The process is actually quite simple:
Convert LinkedIn Profile to a Resume
One convenient built-in profile feature is the “save your profile as a .pdf” button:
The resulting document looks very nice and could work as a quick resume.
But if you need a more traditional resume-like appearance, you’ll want to try the LinkedIn-approved tool at http://resume.linkedinlabs.com/. “Turn your LinkedIn Profile into a beautiful resume in seconds. No more messing around with multiple Word and PDF documents scattered all over the computer. Pick a resume template, customize the content, and print and share the result to your heart’s content.”
Search for Recommended Jobs
LinkedIn’s “Jobs You May Be Interested In” feature shows jobs that match your profile in one or more characteristics. Find this feature by clicking Jobs at the top of your homepage.
Here, you can set your preferences for company type, size, industry, and location by clicking on the icons, top right of page, and answering the screen prompts.
Jobs recommend to you are based, in part, on information listed in your profile, and the preferences you set here. If you are not getting the recommended jobs you’d like to see, try changing your filters – remove or add filters to change the results coming to you.
Advanced Search for Jobs
The advanced job search available on the Jobs page can help you to run a more extensive or custom job search.
You can also receive daily or weekly email alerts based on job suggestions.