To add job alerts on LinkedIn: Open LinkedIn > Search for a job > Toggle the switch at the top of the screen for ‘Get job alerts’ > Follow the on-screen instructions.
When job hunting, I'm constantly on the edge of missing out on a good job posting on LinkedIn. Considering how big of a platform LinkedIn is, there are always too many applicants by the time I get to see the job opportunity.
Initially, I only used the 'Saved Jobs' feature because it helped me to be more organized, but it required me to be constantly active on LinkedIn to check for new job postings.
When I noticed LinkedIn's 'Job Alerts' feature, I knew I had the quickest solution to never miss out on a job posting that might be perfect for me.
LinkedIn's search criteria are based on an algorithm that takes into account all your previous work positions, so you might keep receiving job recommendations you don't need, especially when trying to switch careers.
In this article, I'll go through what LinkedIn's 'Job Alerts' feature is, and how to use it to your advantage as a job seeker. Keep reading below.
Even though the term is self-explanatory, LinkedIn's 'Job Alerts' feature allows users to stay alert of any possible dream job postings by getting notifications on a daily or weekly basis, by email, push notifications, or both.
This feature can be adjusted from any device you might use for job hunting - Androids, iOS devices, laptops, and computers.
If you're using LinkedIn from your laptop or computer, follow these steps:
If you're using an iOS device for LinkedIn, follow these steps:
Note: To unsubscribe from email notifications, open one of the LinkedIn Job Alerts emails, and click on the 'Unsubscribe' button at the bottom of the screen.
If you're using an Android device for LinkedIn, follow these steps:
You can create customized job alerts for specific companies as well. Follow these steps:
Follow these steps to turn off LinkedIn job notifications once you're done with your job searches:
LinkedIn has a feature allowing users to let recruiters that are actively recruiting know they're open to work. You can add your interests and location to make it easier for recruiters to get in touch.
Follow these steps to enable the #OpenToWork feature:
Find out how to remove open to work on Linkedin once you find a job.
Job hunting is often a long process, and a rather difficult one, so using LinkedIn's job alerts might be what can help you to ease the process.
In this article, I covered activating and disabling job alerts, activating 'Open To Work', and creating job alerts for specific companies.
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