- Learn how the skills you already have map to thousands of jobs with our new, interactive Career Explorer tool.
- When you enter your most recent job, we’ll surface new job opportunities that could be a good fit and resources to help you make a career pivot
- Turn on the “Open to Work” feature on your profile to let recruiters and your network know the type of jobs you are interested in.
- Engage the broader LinkedIn community in your job search by adding an #OpenToWork photo frame to your profile picture and posting that you’re open to new opportunities with the hashtag #OpenToWork.
- Members with an #OpenToWork photo frame are on average receiving 40% more InMails from recruiters and are 20% more likely to receive messages from the LinkedIn community.*
Start with family and friends
Add people who are around you in your everyday life to your network. You never know if a friend is connected to someone who works at a company that’s hiring.
Reach out to past coworkers or classmates
If you’ve added your school, experiences, or organizations to your LinkedIn profile, you can see former classmates and co-workers to connect with on the My Network page or by using Search.
Ask for a referral
You’re 4X more likely to get hired through your network on LinkedIn. When you reach out to your network, remind them how you know them and why you’re a good fit.
Search jobs on LinkedIn and set alerts
- Search by criteria like job title, location, remote work, industry, or company.
- Get alerts when a new job matches your search, so you can be the first to apply. Applying within the first 10 minutes of receiving a relevant job notification can increase your chances of hearing back by up to 4X.
- Follow company Pages to learn more about an organization’s culture and stay up to date on open jobs.
Update your LinkedIn profile to stand out
- Snap and upload a current and clear photo to your profile.
- Add a video Cover Story so you can share more about yourself, your career goals and highlight soft skills; almost 80% of hiring managers believe video is important when vetting candidates.
- Spotlight your experience and skills using keywords for jobs you’re interested in.
- Add a summary highlighting your experience and goals, and showcase the work you’re most proud of in your Featured section.
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