How do I use LinkedIn to find jobs?
Visit our Jobs homepage to search for jobs by keywords, geographic area, industry, and function. Our Advanced Search function allows you to also search by company, title, date posted, experience level, and how you’re connected to the company. You can set up a saved search alert to get email notifications when new jobs that meet your criteria are posted on LinkedIn.
Additionally, you can see Jobs You May Be Interested In. These job recommendations match information in your profiles to open jobs on LinkedIn. You can sign up to receive email alerts to be notified when new job opportunities that match your skills are posted. Lastly, you can see jobs where you have a 1st degree connection — Jobs In Your Network.
How do I save a job?
You can save a job by clicking “Save Job” at the top right corner of any job you’re interested in. You can review all your saved jobs at any time from the Jobs homepage.
How do I know whether or not my job application has been viewed?
You can view jobs you've applied to from the Jobs homepage. The status "Viewed" will appear next to a job after the job poster views your application. Note: If you filled out an application on a company’s website, we can't tell you whether that application was viewed.
Will anyone see that I’m searching for a job on LinkedIn?
No. Your job search activity is totally private. No updates are sent out when you view or apply for a job on LinkedIn. You can turn off activity broadcasts about adding connections or editing your profile from your Settings page.
How can I keep my job search totally private?
If you're embarking on a private job search, keep these tips in mind:
1) No updates are sent out when you view or apply for a job on LinkedIn. Status updates or content you post may be seen by your network or any others viewing your profile.
2) Some of the changes that trigger updates (activity broadcasts) are: adding a current job position, adding a current school, adding a new link to a website, recommending someone, following a company, or adding a connection. You can turn on/off your activity broadcasts and select who can see your activity feed and connections from the Settings page. Your “Activity” section will always be visible to you when you view your own profile.
3) If you have a Premium Career account, joining the Premium Career Group will not send out an activity broadcast to your network, nor will the Group icon show on your profile unless the person viewing your profile is also a Premium Career subscriber.
How do I see jobs in my area, industry, or function?
Our Jobs homepage lets you search for jobs by keywords, country, zip code, industry, and function. If you click “more options”, you can also search by company, title, date posted, experience level, and how you’re connected to the company.
How are the “Jobs You May Be Interested In” selected?
Jobs You May Be Interested In recommendations are based on your data in your LinkedIn profile, including geographic location, former job titles, companies, and keywords. In the case that there are no matching jobs posted in your current location, you may see jobs in alternate geographies. Note, you can do a search for jobs that meet your desired criteria at any time from our Jobs homepage.