Effective use of LinkedIn for Job Postings (Its Free!!!!)

“LinkedIn” I guess most of you reading this must be on LinkedIn. Well, As of October 2009, LinkedIn had more than 50 million registered users. Not surprising by the pace it’s growing, it’s the preferred destination for Professionals.

The reason for writing this post was to share some of the effective ways for Job Postings on LinkedIn.

The other day I cam across a Group of LinkedIn – Job Openings, Job Leads and Job Connections!, to my surprise, there were more than 96,828 members in that group. (http://www.linkedin.com/)

Just imagine if one can post his / her requirement in this Group, the kind of exposure your posting will receive will be huge. This does not mean that you will get resumes instantly (in some cases you might)

Enough of selling, lets get straight to the point, Effective ways to use LinkedIn for Job Postings:

– Join specific Groups ( Technology , Domain, Region)

– Try to follow the discussions in that particular group ( Contribute )

– You can post your jobs ( in the job section only ) and publish to its members

–  This Posting can be viewed by all the members in that particular group

–  Try to pick and choose groups selectively ( Maximum number of groups one can join is 50 )

– Always keep the comments section open when u post a job, these help professionals to respond to your Postings.

– Always mention your contact details (Mail Id) at the end of the mail.

– Try to put your companies Career Page link, so that the candidate can also apply directly ( Increasing your company’s database )

– If you are creating a Group, always provide a crisp Group info, and make sure that you respond to the quires put across by professionals. ( Relevant one’s )

– Ensure that you also put across a one liner in your status section, and link it to your Twitter Account ( This gives your posting maximum viewership )

– Job Posting in Groups is FREE, so make the most of it.

PS: There are certain specific rules set by the admin of Groups, do adhere to those rules. Also some groups where your request for joining the group would be reviewed by the admin, and then followed by an approval.

I am sure that you would also come across a few more ways to make it more effective during this process. I am looking forward for your inputs on the same.

Happy Recruiting


Rambling Recruiter


About ramblingrecruiter

A student of Social Media, Social Hiring, Employer Branding and Employee Branding.

Posted on January 11, 2010, in Rambling Recruiter and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Hi Amy,
    Thanks for your feedback.
    I am sure that you would also come across a few more ways to make it more effective during this process. I am looking forward for your inputs on the same.

    Rambling Recruiter

  2. Hi Rambling Recruiter,

    Those are some real nice tips!!!
    Appreciate you sharing em with us 😉

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