Searching on jobs – LinkedIn

SEARCHING ON JOBS – LINKEDIN

Set up your project
o Project > Create New
o Add project name e.g. Science September Chalk Hills
o Create Project

Set up your search
o ALWAYS use postcode

  • Add Postal code/Zip code (copy and paste the postcode of the school)
  • Choose distance – will depend on area, e.g. within London probably be 5 miles max

o Add job titles

  • Add all relevant job titles e.g. Science Teacher, Biology Teacher, Chemistry Teacher, Physics Teacher, PGCE Science, PGCE Biology, PGCE Chemistry, PGCE Physics
  • Choose whether to set these to ‘Current’ or ‘Current and Past’ job titles. I would say that where you do not have many results you could do both and look at each profile individually but where there are lots of matching profiles just choose current.

o Choose spotlight – Open to New Opportunities

  • Select ‘Open to New Opportunities’ – these are going to be your most likely candidates as they have set their profile settings to show they are looking for a new role!
  • For each of these candidates that are relevant for your job, click ‘Save’

o Message those candidates

  • Click ‘Pipeline’ tab – this will show you the candidates you have already saved who are open to new opportunities
  • Click the empty box next to ‘X results’ and this will select all of the candidates on this page (if there are more than 25, you will need to send a bulk message to one page at a time)
  • Choose ‘Message’ and type a subject and message to bulk send to these candidates
  • For these candidates, it is probably best to acknowledge the fact that they are ‘Open to New Opportunities’
  • To make the message more personal, add their name using the {} button on the bottom left of the message e.g. Hi {first name}. LinkedIn will then send each message individually with the first name on their profile

o Choose spotlight – Are More Likely to Respond

  • Return to your search using the ‘Talent Pool’ tab
  • Remove the spotlight option ‘Open to New Opportunities’
  • At this point, if you do not have loads more on the search, continue to go through them and saving those that are relevant (You can hide those that aren’t)
  • If you have lots of candidates still in the search (probably anything above 50), choose the spotlight ‘Are More Likely to Respond’. This will show you candidates that have replied to 3 LinkedIn InMail’s within the last 30 days so are more likely to
    respond to your message. Continue to go through these and save relevant candidates.

o Message those candidates

  • Click the ‘Pipeline’ tab – this will show you the candidates you have already saved.
  • On the left-hand side of the page, select ‘Uncontacted’ to remove the ones you have already sent a message to that are open to new opportunities.
  • Click the empty box next to ‘X results’ and this will select all of the candidates on this page (if there are more than 25, you will need to send a bulk message to one page at a time)
  • Choose ‘Message’ and type a subject and message to bulk send to these candidates
  • Again, to make the message more personal, add their name using the {} button on the bottom left of the message e.g. Hi {first name}. LinkedIn will then send each message individually with the first name on their profile

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