How to Find Jobs on LinkedIn

Whether you're looking for that first full-time job, a career change or reboot, or just something that can earn you money in your spare time, you can find it on LinkedIn.  You can even apply for the job right from LinkedIn!  Plus, your LinkedIn profile acts as your resume, so the paperwork's taken care of for you!

To get a job on LinkedIn

  1. Go to www.linkedin.com in your web browser and log in.

  2. Click Jobs in the menu across the top.

    LinkedIn jobs button

  3. Here is the LinkedIn jobs portal, where you can search for jobs.

    Find and select a LinkedIn job

    You can click one of the icons beside "Preferences" to narrow the jobs you see by where they're located, how big the hiring companies are, and/or what industries they're in.  For the Location button, click in the box and type in a location that you'd like to work, and then select a suggestion from the drop-down menu.  To remove a location, click the "X" beside it.

    For the Company Size button, click and hold the mouse down on the sliders at either end of the scale, and move them until you get the right employee count range that you want.  Then release them.  For the Industry button, simply click the check boxes beside the industries that you want to search for jobs in, or click them again to deselect them.

    You can also use the search box at the top of the screen to directly do a basic or advanced search for a job by keywords, company name, job location, salary (available only to LinkedIn Premium members), and more.  See our How to Search LinkedIn tutorial for specific instructions on how to search for things on LinkedIn.

    When you find a job that you like, click on it.

  4. Once on the job listing page, you can do things like view the job details, email the person who posted the job (you may need to be part of LinkedIn Premium to do so), follow the company on LinkedIn, or view similar jobs.  If you want to apply for this job right away, click Apply Now

    Apply for LinkedIn job

    You can also click Save if you're interested in this job, but don't want to apply for it right now.  It will show up on your Jobs page under "Saved Jobs".

  5. Your entire profile on LinkedIn will be sent to the job poster as your application.

    Submit LinkedIn job application

    You can click Edit beside your email address if you want to select a different email address for the job poster to contact you at.  You can also include a phone number for contact purposes by clicking in the box labelled "Phone Number" and typing it in. 

    In addition, you can click Upload a File below "Resume or Cover Letter" and search your computer for a separate document to send to the job poster (click it to select it, and then click Open).  You can also leave the check box here checked if you want to "follow" the company that posted this job (see our LinkedIn Followers tutorial for more about following people and companies on LinkedIn).

    When you're ready to send in your application, click Submit

All that's left to do from here watch your LinkedIn message box for a reply from the company!  If they do reply, see our LinkedIn Messages tutorial to learn how to send them a message back!  You may just be the person they're looking for!

That's how to find and apply for jobs on LinkedIn!  Good luck!

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