Looking for Your Next Job Opportunity? Get Found via LinkedIn Search

Learn the types of people finding you via search and how to adjust your LinkedIn Profile to boost your search results further

June 21, 2017

With more than 20 million professionals including recruiters, hiring managers and decision makers using LinkedIn search every week, making simple improvements to your profile can make the difference in being discovered for a new job or professional opportunity. That’s why today we’re announcing new search features that can help:

Know how you’re being found in search on LinkedIn

  • Search Appearance

With our new Search Appearances feature which begins rolling out this week, you can now go to your LinkedIn Profile on both mobile and desktop and see how many people found you from a LinkedIn search. You can also see the companies and job titles of the people who found you in search to help signal what types of opportunities you may be a fit for. Click through to see open jobs at each company as well as who the hiring managers are so you can follow up for more information. 

Optimize your profile for search

  • Profile Completion Meter

If you’re not being discovered by companies or people with job titles that matter to you, simple updates can help you spruce up your profile. Within our profile completion meter, you can see personalized recommendations on what profile sections you should add to increase your chances of showing up when a recruiter, potential business partner or candidate does a search on LinkedIn.

Here are some things you can do now to improve discoverability of your profile:

  • Make sure you have a profile photo - it will help get you recognized and connect to potential opportunities. Members with a profile photo receive up to 21x more profile views and 9x more connection requests.

  • Members with current positions are discovered up to 16x more in recruiter searches

  • Members with more than 5 skills are 27x more likely to be discovered in searches by recruiters

  • Including the city where you are based makes you stand out up to 23x in searches

In addition to these features, we’re working to bring you even more insights, such as the keywords that other members are searching to discover your profile. With these new search insights, LinkedIn can help you find your way in to your next opportunity. Be sure to stay tuned for more tips.