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How to Work with Recruiters on LinkedIn

The secret to career happiness is finding a job you love, however there is no way to tell the world that you’re open to new opportunities without worrying about your employer finding out. But imagine if you could signal to recruiters everywhere that you’d like to hear from them, and by doing so increase your chances of having one of those magic moments when a recruiter reaches out with an amazing opportunity.

Introducing Open Candidates
Open Candidates is a new feature that makes it easier to connect with your dream job by privately signalling to recruiters that you’re open to new job opportunities. You can specify the types of companies and roles you are most interested in and be easily found by the hundreds of thousands of recruiters who use LinkedIn to find great professional talent.

Open Candidates is accessible from the “Preferences” tab on the LinkedIn Jobs home page.

To enable the feature, simply turn sharing “On” and fill in some brief information about the types of roles you are interested in. Who among us hasn’t, at some point, tried to find work without our boss finding out? Now, you can privately indicate to recruiters on LinkedIn without worrying. LinkedIn will hide the Open Candidates signal from recruiters at your company or affiliated company recruiters.

Take advantage of the LinkedIn platform by leaving a message for recruiters on your profile. This is a good way to signal to recruiters what exact roles you are looking for, salary aspirations and industries you are looking to get into. This should save you irrelevant messages from recruiters, and make streamline your job hunt.



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Originally published by Dan Shapero

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