Join Oliver Schinkten for an in-depth discussion in this video Search for jobs, part of Learning LinkedIn for Students.
- [instructor] Although we're not going to go in depth on how to find a job on LinkedIn in this course, I do want to take a quick look at how to search for jobs on the platform. Now let's take a look at how to do this. First, I'll go to the top and select the jobs icon. From here in the middle is where I can begin searching for a job. So let's say right now that I want to search for a web design job, I'll click in web design. And then over here, I want this to be in the Los Angeles Metropolitan Area. I'll click on this, and it will search for jobs. Now up here, you can see that I have 2722 results, that's a lot. But up at the top, we can begin narrowing down those results. By using these filters. You have a filter for date posted. One for experienced level, let's say here that I'm looking for an entry level job, I'll click Show Results. And that narrows it down to 733. Now, there may be a specific company you're looking for, there may be a job type, full time part time contract. In this case, I want full time, whether you're willing to work remotely. And then if you click on all filters on the right, you can see all of them. And they really allow you to narrow down your search to exactly what you're looking for. Now, the jobs that appear, you'll be able to take a look at. So if I see a job that I like here, I can go over on the right, and then read more about that job. I'll see qualifications, responsibilities, and more. Here's another one. And I can read about that job. Now at the top of these job postings, you can click on the blue button that allows you to apply for it from right here. If it says apply now, you can apply directly on here with your LinkedIn account. Other ones, though, that have this symbol apply with an outward arrow, they will take you to a third party website where you can apply there. But you still have all the information that you can see here. And when you're ready, you can go up and click the Apply button. Now let's say there's a job that I'm interested in. If you want, you can go over to the right and click on Save. And that will save that job. Now if I go back up to the jobs tab, over on the left, where it says my jobs. Here's where I can see my saved jobs. So here they are. And over time, I may develop a bunch of these that I'm keeping an eye on, I'm going to back up and go to the jobs tab again. And I want to take a look at job alerts. So right now we don't have any job alerts. But once you are on a search, so let's say here's my web design search again. I'll click on that. I can turn on job alerts. And if I turn them on, it says how often do you want to be alerted? So let's say I want to be alerted weekly, and get notified via email and notification or just email or notification. I'll take both. And then I'll click save. So what this will do is every week it'll send me whether there are any new jobs posted within the parameters that I gave them. That's a really nice feature and allows you to see jobs right away when they're posted.