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Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to

By : Anmol Jain
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Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to

By: Anmol Jain

Overview of this book

LinkedIn is a great social media platform which helps you connect with people online professionally. The website is very user friendly and this book itself covers the most important tools for job seekers and professionals as a whole with guaranteed results. Once you learn the basics from this book, you can master and explore the areas you enjoy the most. The book will take you through a broad range of topics on customizing your LinkedIn profile so it's personalized to your needs and preferences. "Instant LinkedIn Customization How-to" is written in such a way that each recipe is an independent new feature of LinkedIn. You can learn and apply a new concept by just reading any recipe. You will learn about customizing your profile, showcasing your works and projects to other users. Reach out to target recruiters and customers by growing your lifelong network and becoming popular. Discover different ways of finding jobs, using groups and much more. You will learn the art of customizing your profile and experience of networking using LinkedIn.
Table of Contents (7 chapters)

Introduction to searching for jobs on LinkedIn (Should know)

Many of the recipes discussed in this book are somehow related to finding jobs indirectly. However, let's see some of the steps you can follow to search and apply for jobs directly. This can be done by either finding jobs through direct search or browsing through the Jobs section in some groups.

How to do it…

Let's learn how to find jobs through direct search:

  1. Click on the Find Jobs section from the Jobs tab on the LinkedIn toolbar.

  2. Based on your profile information, a few jobs will be suggested to you, to which you can apply.

  3. You can also do a basic or advanced search. Using the Advanced Search option, you can filter the job search on the basis of keywords, location, country, job title, company, functions, experience, industries, date posted, and salary.

Most head-hunters regularly post updates about job openings through status updates. Hence, you should keep an eye on the status updates visible on your home page.

Let's learn how to browse through the Jobs section in some groups:

  1. Go to the interest group in the area you are looking for jobs. Some groups have a Jobs section in a separate tab, as shown in the following screenshot. Click on it:

  2. On the left-hand side of the page, you will be able to see two links—Jobs and Job Discussions.

  3. Jobs basically shows all the relevant LinkedIn jobs that are shared by the members of the group, as shown in the following screenshot:

  4. The Job Discussions section is generally a discussion about jobs that might include external job links, suggestions for jobs, and so on:

How it works…

You've just learnt some of the direct ways to look for available job openings on LinkedIn.