How to find remote jobs on LinkedIn
How to find remote jobs on LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a great platform to search for remote job opportunities. Most of you know LinkedIn as a networking site for professionals but did you also realize you can apply for jobs using their search function?
LinkedIn is recognized as one of the biggest social media platforms with over 830 million users listed in 200+ countries and territories worldwide. 40% of those users interact daily on the platform clocking up a massive 1 billion interactions per month (correct as of 2022)
Jobs posted on LinkedIn tend not to be posted/advertised on other platforms therefore there is less competition. Also, did you know that 64% of job seekers get hired through a referral? So by using your existing LinkedIn account you can apply for positions via LinkedIn Jobs and improve your chances of getting seen and hired by people you know.
Before you start searching for a job on LinkedIn
Here are some steps to help you find remote jobs on LinkedIn:
Update your profile: Before you start your job search, make sure your LinkedIn profile is up-to-date and complete. This will help you to stand out to potential employers and recruiters.
Search using keywords: Use relevant keywords such as “remote,” “work from home,” “virtual,” and “telecommute” in your job search to help you find remote job opportunities.
Use LinkedIn’s job search filter: LinkedIn offers a job search filter that allows you to refine your search by location, job function, industry, and experience level. You can also select “remote” under the location filter to find jobs that are entirely remote.
Follow companies: Follow companies that have remote work opportunities available or that are known to offer remote work positions. This will help you stay up-to-date with their latest job openings.
Join groups: Join LinkedIn groups that are relevant to your industry and interests, as these groups often share job openings and opportunities.
Network: Leverage your network to find remote job opportunities. Reach out to your connections and let them know that you’re looking for remote work. They may be able to offer you job leads or refer you to someone who can help.
Apply for jobs: Once you find remote job opportunities that match your skills and interests, submit your application. Make sure to tailor your resume and cover letter to each job application to increase your chances of being selected for an interview.
Search for a job on LinkedIn
You have updated your profile, listed roles and responsibilities on your CV, and are now ready to start searching for remote jobs on LinkedIn.
Within the ‘Jobs’ section you can filter for remote jobs, also known as ‘Work from Home’ (WFH) jobs. They have a dedicated section for remote working, so go get searching.
- To search for a remote job search https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/
- Select the ‘Jobs’ icon at the top of your LinkedIn homepage.
- Select ‘Search Jobs’
- Enter keywords (for example PA, Teaching Assistant, Data Controller …..) or a specific company name if you know it. You can also enter ‘Remote Working’ to return a full list of ALL jobs listed as suitable for remote working.
- Enter a location in the location field from the dropdown menu.
- Select ‘Search’ and you will be presented with a selection of jobs matching your criteria.
- Use the filter options at the top of the search results page to filter the results.
- If there is nothing suitable you can switch on the ‘Job Alert’ toggle to be notified when new jobs become available.
- If there is something you like the look of then click the job posting to view the full job description. Select ‘Apply’ or else you can ‘save’ the job to review it at a later date.
That’s it – simple and straightforward.
Remember to ensure you have updated your profile to reflect your current qualifications, experience, job roles, etc.
LinkedIn Jobs is a straightforward, convenient way to apply for jobs. Use your existing profile to promote yourself and get seen by prospective employers.
Remember – you only get one chance to make a first impression!