Letting Recruiters Know You Are Open
Once you have completed all your application settings, go back to the Privacy tab and click on the second set of options, as shown in the next screenshot.
Your options are a simple Yes or No. Click either on the heading or the word Change and toggle the radio button to Yes.
You will receive an email notification from LinkedIn confirming this change. (And you will receive another email from LinkedIn if you change your setting to “No.”)
Important: To protect your privacy, LinkedIn takes steps to keep users of LinkedIn Recruiter who work at your company — as well as related companies — from seeing the Career Interests that you share. However, LinkedIn notes that they “can’t guarantee complete privacy.”
Creating Job Alerts
Job alerts serve two functions:
- They let recruiters know that you are interested in working for their company; and
- They push newly-posted job opportunities to your inbox.
Going back to your Privacy settings, click on the third heading under Job seeking preferences, as illustrated in the next screenshot.
As with the previous section, your options are a simple Yes or No. Click either on the heading or the word Change and toggle the radio button to Yes.
As a savvy jobseeker, you should have already created a list of companies you would like to target in your job search. (The recommended minimum number of companies to have on your list is 20). There is a document included at the end of this guide for creating this list and tracking your activity.
In November 2018, LinkedIn rolled out a new feature that enables users to set up job alerts on a Company Page.Once you’ve set up a job alert, you’ll be notified of new jobs that match your skills through the Notifications tab.
You can also share your interests with recruiters of companies you are targeting. Your details will only be shared with recruiters who want to contact members who have created job alerts specifically for their company.
To set up job alerts for a specific company:
- Search for the company you’re interested in on the LinkedIn homepage.
- On the Company Page, click the Jobs tab.
- Click Create Job Alert to set up alerts for when the company posts jobs that match your skills.
Once you create a job alert, you can also let recruiters know that you’ve created job alerts for their company by switching the toggle to On. To stop notifying your interests to recruiters, switch the toggle to Off. Your changes will be saved automatically.
- You can view and manage the list of all companies that you’ve created job alerts for by clicking Manage Job Alerts on the Jobs
You can also manage your job alerts from the At companies you’ve saved job alerts for section on the Jobs page.
The following screenshots illustrate how to locate a company page and create a job alert.
From the Home page of your profile, click in the Search box, scroll down to Content, and from the drop-down list, click on Companies.This will take you to the Companies search screen. Or you can just type a company name in the Search box.
Type in the name of a company on your target list and click to go to the company page. The following screenshot is taken from IBM’s company page. On the left drop-down menu, click on Jobs and then click on the text box Create job alert.
You’ll also want to toggle the radio button to On, as illustrated in the next screenshot.