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Are you Using LinkedIn Updates For Job Search?

Did you know you can search all of the updates on LinkedIn

for job postings?

Start from your Homepage on LinkedIn. But make sure you

start from the toolbar at the top of the page. Why, because

when you hover over the drop down arrow next to people, it

will give you a selection to choose from. The list include

1. people 2. updates 3. jobs 4. Companies 5. Inbox and

6. groups.

You want to select updates because this part of the search

includes the 10 filters from LinkedIn’s SIGNAL. The filters include

time, location, industry, network, company, school, groups, topics,

seniority, and update type.

So the first search term you want to enter into the search box is “HIRING”.

This will return all of the updates on

LinkedIn that have the word “HIRING” in it. The next step is your choice as

to which filter you want to use. I

usually search for location next then industry. And from there you have 8

more filters to you for search.

A lot of times the quantites of updates will require filters. One search I did resulted in 389,900 updates. Way to

many to look through. You can search by degree of connection or just the most recent results. LinkedIn SIGNAL’s

filters can show updates to within the last minute.

Good luck in you search for people companies, or JOBS!

LinkedIn’s SIGNAL, Are You Using IT? Signal can be used for job searches,

sales searches, and customer searches. Signal is a compilation of all updates

from all of your connections on LinkedIn. It includes updates from LinkedIn

AND tweets shared from only your connections, but not from Twitter. Signal

now has 10 filters that enable you to filter down to an update posted within

the last minute. But the more popular filters are at the top: 1) Network,

2) Company, & 3) Location.

So if you have a lot of connections you will have a lot of updates to filter through. If you have only a few

connections, there will be a lot less filtering. Once you have all the filters set to your parameters you can save

the search. You can save up to three searches. If there is a search that is particularly interesting you can share it

with your connections or in one of your groups and if you feel really adventurous you can leverage the other social

network and post it on Twitter.

If you are in job search it is really easy to find job postings. If you search for the word #hiring, #job or #jobs

all of the listing and updates will appear. Next you can filter by area (Chicago Metro) and then by occupation, and

finally narrow it down to your connections 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. So have fun searching using the updated SIGNAL.