LinkedIn is an excellent job search website for working professionals.
If you are looking for better opportunities in your current career or are you looking to make a mark in a completely new field/career, then you can let companies, recruiters, and your LinkedIn network know that you are open for work and are keen on changing your career and would like to take up new opportunities for growth.
LinkedIn will help you to get your profile to appear in the search results and will help put them in front of the prospective job recruiters.
In order to let recruiters know that you are open to work on LinkedIn, you will have to enable the #OpenToWork hashtag feature.
How to Let Recruiters Know You Are Open to Work on LinkedIn
Let’s go through step-by-step process on how to let recruiters knows that you are looking for a job change and are interested in new job opportunities to come your way.
Step 1: Log in to your LinkedIn profile and click the “Me” icon at the top of the screen. Now, you simply need to click on the “View Profile” button.
Step 2: Below your profile image and profile details, you will need to click the “Open to” button and you will be presented with two options: 1) Finding a new job and 2) Hiring. Click on “Finding a new job”.
Step 3: A new pop-up window will come up where you will need to add your job preferences. You can fill Job title, job location, whether you are open to remote work, start date (immediately, flexible), and job types (full-time, contract, part-time, internship, temporary).
Once you have completed this information, simply click “Add to profile” and you are done.
Step 4: You will now see under your profile that you are open to work. You can also see in detail once you click the Open to work option as shown below.
So this is how you can enable this feature.
How to Remove #OpenToWork feature from your LinkedIn profile
Here are the steps to remove #opentowork feature in your LinkedIn profile.
Step 1: From your LinkedIn profile click the “Me” icon at the top of the screen and also click on the “View Profile” button. You need to click the “Open to work” option below your LinkedIn profile details.
Step 2: A pop-up will appear and you will need to click the “Delete from profile” button at the bottom of the pop-up.
Step 3: Another pop-up will come up and you have to click “Delete” and then you will no longer will sharing with others that you are open to work.
So you have learned how to enable and disable the #opentowork feature of LinkedIn.
I hope you will find this tutorial on LinkedIn open to work feature useful and informative.
In case you have any questions or queries, you can let me know using the comments section given below and I will be more than happy to help you.
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