If you are in active job search or open to new job opportunities, you can let recruiters and / or your network on LinkedIn know with the Open To Work feature.
Use your LinkedIn profile to your advantage by letting future employers know that you are looking for a job in their Open to Work Feature. Founder of Think Bespoke and LinkedIn expert Karen Hollenbach answers all your ‘how to’ questions.
How to manage the LinkedIn Open to Work Feature
To access the ‘open to work feature’ open your profile page and either log in on your desktop or laptop. Karen has provided images below to help you add ‘Looking for job opportunities’ to your profile section. A video is also provided to offer a step by step guide.
The ‘open to work feature’ allows you to specify certain factors to employers that may make you more attractive. These include elaborating on the job opportunities that you’re interested in, your preferred locations and job type (e.g. full time, part time, remote, etc).
Privacy on LinkedIn’s Open to Work feature
Steps are taken to prevent LinkedIn Recruiter users who work at your company and related companies from seeing your shared career interests, but do not guarantee complete privacy. If your organisation’s hiring managers or HR department have the recruiter license, they will be able to see you are open to being contacted.
Learn how to activate the feature
In this 3:30 video I provide step by step instructions on how to activate the Open to Work feature.
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