!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics --> WiserUTips: Miserably employed? LinkedIn lets you notify recruiters!

Miserably employed? LinkedIn lets you notify recruiters!

LinkedIn has a cool feature that lets you notify recruiters (excluding the recruiters at your own company) that you are open to new opportunities. The feature is also beneficial if you are unemployed because it can alert recruiters to your availability. 

Here's how to find and activate the feature: 

  • Log on to LinkedIn and then click on the Jobs tab.
  • Click Career Interests.
  • Under the heading, "Let recruiters know you're open", move the toggle bar from "Off" to "On".

Once you turn the toggle switch on, a whole host of options pop up so that you can fine-tune your preferences. These option include:

  • Adding a 300-character introduction about yourself
  • Adding your preferred job titles
  • Selecting the type of work that you want (full time, contract, etc.)
  • Indicating when you could become available
  • Indicating which location(s) that you will consider 
  • Note that the Industries section, shown below has been removed

LinkedIn recruiter notification

Important note: LinkedIn states: "We take steps to not show your current company that you're open, but can't guarantee that we can identify every recruiter affiliated with your company." Learn more

So ... if you are miserably employed, consider activating this new LinkedIn feature, but realize that there is a chance that your company will find out. 

If you are unemployed, I'd say unequivocally, "Go for it!" -- you've got nothing to lose and a great deal to gain by notifying recruiters that you available for their open positions.

What do you think of this new LinkedIn feature? Share your thoughts! -- Kathy


Impress recruiters when they check out your LinkedIn profile!

An amazing 97% of recruiters use LinkedIn to find and vet job candidates. Impress  them by optimizing your LinkedIn profile through WiserU. We've helped hundreds of candidates score high for the jobs they want by radically improving their LinkedIn profile and by expanding their reach on the world's largest business network! Learn more

Get started today!


Look to WiserU
WiserU provides LinkedIn training and services and career training and services for individuals and organizations that can transform your future or grow your business. Visit WiserU.com to learn more.

WiserU LinkedIn business training

  • Businesses arrange for WiserU to maximize their use of LinkedIn for sales, marketing, and fundraising through training and services. Learn more 
  • The unemployed and miserably employed hire WiserU for career training, coaching, interview preparation, and LinkedIn profile and resume creation services. Learn more at wiseru.com/services/
  • Subscribe to WiserUTips.com for weekly LinkedIn and career tips!

No comments :

Post a Comment

Comments - You are welcome to comment, but please do not include a link address. Posts with web links will not be published.