The Easy Way to Let Recruiters Know You’re Interested in a New Job on LinkedIn |

There is an easy way to let recruiters know that you are open to a new position, what kind of job and where. In this video, I’ll show you how to set it up.

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I want to show you something that most people don't pay attention to on their LinkedIn profile. So here's let me just show you this on mine. So, the first thing I'm going to show you is, as you scroll down your dashboard, you can see this thing called career interest. Notice, let recruiters know you're open. So let's click on that. Hit's going to take us to the career interests dashboard.
So the next thing is, let recruiters know that you're open. LinkedIn makes the point of saying, we take steps to not show your current company that you're open, but can't guarantee complete privacy. I think they can be pretty good about it. But I just want to point that out; it is worth turning on.
Share your career interest. Now, where are you in your search? if you click on that, "actively applying," "casually looking," "not looking but open to offers," "not open to offers." So I'm just putting it that way, because I'm not looking for anything.
"When would you like to start a new job?" It gives you a sense, gives you a number of choices- as soon as possible, 1-3 months, 4 to 12, I'm willing to wait for the right opportunity.
Add a title. You can start typing in different titles. So I'm putting my own which is coach or head coach or assistant coach or a life coach or a health coach. And again, different types of titles are available to you. I'm going to use a couple of IT titles here. Developer (It helps if I type it correctly). Again, it gives a couple of different options for their drop down. Remember, LinkedIn always likes it when you use something in their data dictionary. So again, use their options, not anything else.
Near my home. And again, you can change this. The address is going to calculate the times and provide you with recommendations. Anywhere in the world! Now, again, different types of location options. Type of work-- full time or contract. Now for you contractors who might be watching this, hey, you're looking for another assignment, right? You click on this, you indicate that you're active, because your assignment is going to end. Never change this. Company size. Type of industry. Again, folks, this is something that's real simple to activate. It will take you about three minutes, tops, more likely a minute and a half to two. And, yes, They are going to try to upsell you on a couple of things with these options here, but you don't have to select them.
I'll just simply say, as you know, LinkedIn is a great platform. Finding out additional information about opportunities, activate these things so people are reaching out to you.


Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter

Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter is a career and leadership coach who worked as a recruiter for more than 40 years. He is the host of “No BS Job Search Advice Radio,” the #1 podcast in iTunes for job search with more than 1400 episodes and his newest show, “No BS Coaching Advice.” He is a member of The Forbes Coaches Council. “No BS JobSearch Advice Radio” was recently named a Top 10 podcast for job search. was also recently named a Top 10 YouTube channel for job search.

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