We talk a lot about LinkedIn on this blog because it’s a valuable tool for job seekers. If you’re not on there, you should be – no matter what your profession – engineer to executive, driver to drafter. So, what’s new in LinkedIn land? Plenty. LinkedIn never fails to update features that are worth looking into.
Do you need help creating a resume?
This is a cool one! LinkedIn is rolling out a Resume Assistant. According to the LinkedIn blog, “With this integration, you’ll get the inspiration and resources to craft a compelling resume directly within Microsoft Word, and you’ll see relevant job opportunities on LinkedIn that are personalized for you.” Users will be able to try this feature as it becomes available to everyone in the next few months.
Want to be the first to know when jobs in your field are posted?
While LinkedIn currently shows you “Jobs You May Be Interested In,” this doesn’t guarantee you’ll see the exact types of matches you’re looking for. Take control and set up alerts to make sure that you won’t miss out on any opportunities. To do this, sign up for Job Search Alerts. You can do this on your desktop or from the LinkedIn Job Search App. From the desktop, click on jobs. You will see the search bar. From there, type in the type of job you’re looking for. You can also search by company, keywords, etc. In this example, we’re setting up an alert for an engineer job.
Next, click on the button that says Create search alert.
This brings you to a screen where you can choose to receive the alert daily or weekly, via e-mail, mobile and desktop notification or both.
Are you a veteran?
If so, did you know that you can receive one year of LinkedIn’s premium membership for FREE?! Visit https://linkedinforgood.linkedin.com/programs/veterans for more details. “LinkedIn offers U.S. service members and veterans a free 1-year Premium Career subscription, including one year of access to LinkedIn Learning. “
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