LinkedIn is one of the most popular places for professional networking and job searching. You can find just about any type of job, whether it’s part-time, full-time, remote, or hybrid.
Maybe you or someone you know in your network may have landed a job through LinkedIn in the past, but did you know that you can also post a job posting for free on LinkedIn?
In this article, we’ll show you how to do this. You will also learn how to manage your vacancies and close them before or after hiring a candidate.
How to Post a Job on LinkedIn for Free
Posting a job on LinkedIn is easy, and the best part; you can start for free. Here’s how to get your job posting to millions of other LinkedIn members in minutes.
1. Define the details of the job
- Log in to your LinkedIn account and click on Works. Otherwise, just go to www.linkedin.com/jobs.
- Go to the left menu and click on Post a job offer for free.
- You will be redirected to LinkedIn Talent Solutions. Log in with your existing LinkedIn username and password if necessary.
- Fill out the form with the required information and click on Get started for free.
- On the “Job Details” page, you will find a sample job description. You can use it as is or modify it. It will save you time.
- Otherwise, just click Delete this model to start your job description from scratch.
- Click inside the job description box to edit the template or to start writing.
- Under the Add skills section, you can add skill keywords to those already pre-populated for you. This makes your job posting more visible to the right candidates.
- To add more skills, just click on the Add a skill , enter the skill, or select from the options provided when you start typing. You can add up to ten skills.
- Click on Overview to see what your job posting will look like when it goes live.
- Close the preview box when you are done and click Carry on.
This will take you to Applicant options page.
2. Configure candidate options
- Under the heading “How would you like to receive candidates?” »Heading, click on the Receive candidates by drop-down list to choose between E-mail and External website.
- You can change the receiving e-mail address by clicking in the E-mail address box and changing the pre-filled email address. Otherwise, leave as is.
- LinkedIn recommends that you add at least three screening questions that applicants must answer in order to apply. To do this, go to Add screening questions section.
- You can modify the fields of the form to your liking by selecting or defining custom entries for the applicants’ education levels and work experience.
- Uncheck the Diploma required checkboxes if you want to make the requirement optional.
- You can click on the X on the far right to remove any screening questions that you do not want to show to candidates.
- In the second section “Add screening questions” you can add more than 14 screening questions. Simply hover your mouse pointer over any screening question to reveal the details.
- Click on the + sign to add additional screening questions to the previous ones.
- Applicants who do not meet your requirements can be archived, filtered, and sent an automatic rejection message explaining why they were not selected.
- To do this, go to Qualification parameter section and check the appropriate box.
- You can also modify the rejection message template to your liking. The message will be sent by LinkedIn to rejected applicants three calendar days after their application.
- You can still edit the message from the Settings page.
- Click on Overview to view a live version of your job posting. Your progress is saved as a draft by default, if you need to go back to a previous section to make changes.
- You may want to familiarize yourself with LinkedIn’s employment policy before posting the job to avoid any conflict of interest.
- Otherwise, just click Post a job for free once you have finished. Your job offer will now be published in your feeds.
What happens after posting a job posting on LinkedIn?
Once you click the post button, LinkedIn will review your post within 24 hours, publish it (if all goes well), and let your loved ones know you’re hiring. This is done in the hope that they can help spread the word.
Your connections can post and share your vacancies on their own networks, helping you gain even more exposure. You also have the option of promoting your job posting for a daily fee.
If you do, your job posting will be displayed in search results, at the top of search results, at the top of job recommendations, displayed via an alert for qualified candidates, and you will receive smart alerts for candidates. qualified.
To start promoting your job posting, click Promote employment.
You can choose how much you want to spend daily to promote your job posting.
Manage your job offers
You can easily manage your job posting on LinkedIn. Here you can edit your job details, view the job as a candidate, copy job details, share it in a post or message, copy the link and even close the job post. Here’s how.
- Access your LinkedIn account and click on Works.
- Click on Manage the job offer on the left side panel just below the Post an offer button.
- Click on the three dots (Following) to display additional menu options.
- There are several options available. Make your choice by clicking on it.
How to close a job posting
There are two easy ways to close a job posting on LinkedIn. Here’s how.
- Access your LinkedIn account and click on Works.
- Click on Manage the job offer.
- Click on the three dots button.
- Click on Close the job or click Manage work, then click Close the job.
- Check the warning information and click to Close the job posting.
- Your job offer will be closed and candidates will no longer be able to apply.
Hire the best
Now that you know how to post, manage, and close a job posting on LinkedIn for free, we encourage you to create your first job posting and observe how it performs. To hire the best, it’s important to clearly define your ideal candidate and streamline your message to provide enough detail about your brand and the position.
Use the screening questions to filter out unqualified applicants and while you are at it (if you are posting from your personal profile) make sure your profile is well optimized as applicants can check you out.
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