Searching for Jobs on LinkedIn

When using LinkedIn job search opportunities abound. Use this free lesson to better understand how to find them.

Searching for jobs on LinkedIn

LinkedIn can be a powerful tool in your next job search. For example, you can use your connections to find job openings and ask for recommendations. LinkedIn also allows you to search for jobs directly through your account.

Using the Job Search tool

LinkedIn allows employers to post job openings to the site, much like any online job board. You can search for jobs with the Job Search tool. Unlike other job boards, LinkedIn also gives you the opportunity to connect directly with an employer; you can also see if you have any connections in common with the hiring manager or recruiter.

Following companies

Rather than waiting for job postings to appear, you can take a more active approach by reaching out to employers. LinkedIn allows you to follow different companies, so you'll be able to see the latest updates and opportunities from employers you care about.