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- Industry: Higher Education
- Company size: 1,001–5,000 Employees
- Used Daily for 6-12 months
Great For Established Professionals
Honestly, LinkedIn jobs has been one of the more useful software for jobs searching in my experience. The emails come in very clean and organized. Other job searching software send an army of emails your way with unwanted career advice and tips. LinkedIn Jobs just sends you jobs, which is nice.
This software give me emails everyday with jobs that I would not have otherwise heard of if it were not for LinkedIn Jobs. The customization for job search optimization is a nice touch, especially for the automated emails.
I dislike how LinkedIn Jobs does not send many entry-level jobs. It seems as if LinkedIn Jobs focuses more on established professionals than students fresh out of college.
- Industry: Construction
- Company size: 2–10 Employees
- Used Monthly for 2+ years
The best job posting software for small business
Linkedin jobs helped us find our last 3 technicians and installers. We were able to weed out the applicants that did not meet our criteria as well as view job history to make proper determinations. The number of potential employees was astounding compared to other software and websites we used in the past for hiring.
Linked in comes with pre-populated job templates that make job posting super-efficient. You are able to filter for applicants that meet your exact criteria, as well as auto-reject those who do not so you or an employee are not wasting time reviewing the wrong applicant.
You pay for results, meaning when someone clikc on your job you are charged. If the job description and qualifications are not set up precisely you can pay for views from unqualified applicants.
Reasons for Choosing LinkedIn Jobswith linked in we felt like we were getting true professionals applying for our job postings.
Reasons for Switching to LinkedIn Jobslinked in seemed to be a better value due to the parameters we could input for potential employee qualifications.
- Industry: Marketing & Advertising
- Company size: Self Employed
- Used for 2+ years
Good points and bad points of recruitment
There can be no doubt that this profile-based job alert system is pretty good.
The one-click application process is a bonus.
Sometimes, however, all you receive is an automated acknowledgement from the recruiter, not necessarily the fault of LinkedIn, but perhaps they (LinkedIn) ought to force ALL recruiters to actually formalise a rejection so at least you know where you stand.
Possibly the strongest point in favour of LinkedIn Jobs is the fact that when you indicate you are looking for a job, you are fed relevant jobs based on your profile without being plagued by irrelevant jobs from fishing recruitment consultants. There can be no doubt that in terms of relevancy, LinkedIn tends to be more "transparent" than the average aggregate job site because more jobs pro-rate are placed directly by the actual recruiters rather than commissioned intermediaries.
The fact that your job seeking is based on your public profile is of benefit to both you as the user and to recruiters out there - assuming there is honesty on both parties!
It is also helped by the fact that direct-recruiters seem to have made a LinkedIn profile part of their recruitment requirements, which reinforces the usefulness of LinkedIn Jobs, and you can rely on the fact that unless you see otherwise (often rather obvious from any job advertisements), most positions will be genuine, as it is easy to see which are direct opportunities, and which are through (dreaded) third parties who may be on a fishing expedition.
The process of completing your job profile couldn't really be simpler, and it does encourage you, because your peers will be present and will often see your profile, of being honest and open, which is not a bad thing.
Once the "good and the great" recruitment consultants start posting jobs for their "leading clients", many of which are neither leading nor in fact often even their actual clients, usability and transparency dips dramatically.
The downside might be that you do not necessarily wish your public LinkedIn profile to say you are actively job hunting.
Also, the fact that "busy" HR people are too often self-importantly "too busy" to perform the simple process of tracking and reporting back a rejection, if only out of simple courtesy and good manners, so the oneness is on you to remember that "if you don't hear back within 10 days you can assume they are not taking your application any further".
However, in fairness, this new-found lack of courtesy is part of the problem with modern HR and no necessarily with LinkedIn
- Industry: Telecommunications
- Company size: 10,000+ Employees
- Used Daily for 2+ years
A review of LinkedIn
It is very satisfactory. I have had up to four jobs through the LinkedIn platform. So I am very happy.
I am attracted to the job board on LinkedIn because they have outstanding opportunities there.
I do not like the fact that I have subscribe to their services before they can allow me to interact with employers.
- Industry: Information Technology & Services
- Company size: 11–50 Employees
- Used Weekly for 2+ years
One of the best portals to search jobs all over the world.
It has been amazing so far and has landed me a job with my current company.
You can find jobs suitable for your profile from all over the world. It is very easy to use and send recommendations according to your previous searches and settings. LinkedIn Job Search is an amazing way to connect to your recruiters, send them messages and apply directly through your linked in profile.
Sometimes the jobs it shows are not relevant according to the profile.