How to set up free job alerts on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is the largest and arguably the world’s most robust professional and business social working app. Coupled with its job board, LinkedIn gets its users connected to friends and colleagues to enable them to build a professional network.

It also gets its users updated on new job offers, even with LinkedIn Learning, for skill acquisition. In this article, you’ll find out how to set up free job alerts on LinkedIn.

About LinkedIn

Launched on May 5, 2023, and formerly owned by LinkedIn Corporation (an online service provider company), LinkedIn was later acquired by Microsoft for $26.2 billion on June 13, 2016. The deal however had no effect on LinkedIn’s management as Linked Corporation were still in charge of the platform as Microsoft laid hands off its management; an agreement which was part of the deal.

LinkedIn is a social network designed primarily to create professional networking across various walks of life and also for career development. Its services which operate via mobile apps and websites get users connected professionally and also allow job seekers to share their CVs and companies or organizations’ job offers. Aside from the job-seeking aspect, users can also get internship offers on LinkedIn.

LinkedIn which offers basic and premium accounts, has over 830 million members and over 58 million registered companies. LinkedIn has an average of 380 million active monthly users because its services are used by professionals on a daily basis. With this much activity going on, LinkedIn provides the perfect platform for job seekers.

Job alerts on LinkedIn

Job alerts on LinkedIn is very important for every job seeker on the platform. With millions of companies and employers posting job openings and with millions of other active job seekers on the platform, you must learn to move the smart way by setting up job alerts.

This way, you’ll be alerted the moment there is a job that strikes your specifications and selections as regards job type, company of choice, career niche and otbers.

Although LinkedIn premium account users have several other benefits on the platform compared to the basic/free account users. However, this doesn’t have much effect when it comes to job alerts on LinkedIn. LinkedIn also provides users with the option of receiving these job alerts either daily or weekly via email or app notifications or both ways.

How to set up free job alerts on LinkedIn

To set up free job alerts on LinkedIn, you should follow these easy steps:

1. Create a LinkedIn account

Creating an account is the first thing you need to do. If you don’t have one already, you can easily sign up or create an account.

2. Create job alerts.

To do this, you must search for a job on LinkedIn but since LinkedIn has different layouts for different devices (desktop, Android and IOS) refer here to know how to create job alerts on your device.

It’s also possible to set or create job alerts for specific companies or preferred employers. The steps are listed here (https://www.linkedin.com/help/linkedin/answer/a554166)

Once this is done, you are set. It’s also important for you to be active on the platform so that you’ll be updated on new changes, trends and information.

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