Veteran job-seeking using LinkedIn
LinkedIn is proud to support those who have served in the U.S. Armed Forces and, this year, they are continuing to help veterans in their job search. As you launch the next stage of your career, LinkedIn is offering eligible U.S. military members and veterans a FREE 1-year Premium Career subscription, including a 1-year access to LinkedIn Learning.
Transitioning into civilian life may be challenging – and this is where LinkedIn Learning offers a range of courses to suit the needs of active duty military members, transitioning veterans and those veterans already in the private sector.
- LinkedIn Learning: Finding Your Purpose After Active Duty
- LinkedIn Learning: Translating Your Military Skills to Civilian Workplace
Let LinkedIn do the work for you
More than a quarter of professionals say they have no time to search for new opportunities. But with LinkedIn search alerts you can get notifications and updates to a saved search via email, or shared with you on LinkedIn. Use advanced search filters to narrow down opportunities by industry, location, experience level, and more. Once your filtered search is set, simply create the alert.
You can also let recruiters know you’re open to new opportunities by simply flipping a switch on your LinkedIn profile. It’s called Open Candidates, and yes, it’s that easy. Open Candidates is accessible from the “Preferences” tab on the LinkedIn Jobs home page. By flipping the switch, you privately signal to recruiters that you’re interested in new opportunities.
Don’t forget to update your career interests. This helps you appear in the search results that recruiters are regularly scouring. This also helps inform the daily job recommendations LinkedIn sends you and are shown on the jobs homepage.
Discover your earning potential
LinkedIn tapped into its network of more than 530 million members to give you deep salary insights into the compensation landscape. You can also dig deeper into compensation insights about the specific companies you’re interested in, so when the time comes to talk money – you’re ready.
This tool includes salary, bonus, and equity data for specific job titles, and the different factors that impact pay such as years of experience, industry, company size, location, and education level.
Entrepreneur? Create your own job — become a Freelancer
- Nearly 20% of freelancers confirmed they’ll make six figures or more this year with their freelance work, according to LinkedIn
- More than half of freelancers confirmed that they will never return to more traditional, full-time employment
- 80% of freelancers do not actually have any concern about their freelance work being replaced by technology, artificial intelligence, or automation in the next 10-20 years.
LinkedIn ProFinder started as an idea that has grown into a vibrant freelance marketplace being used by more than 70,000 freelance professionals across the nation. LinkedIn has seen client demand surge with weekly requests for proposals growing more than fivefold in one year.
Check out Resume Assistant, a new integration from Microsoft and LinkedIn to help you craft a compelling resume directly within Microsoft Word.
Must-read: How Veterans Can Make the Most Out of LinkedIn by LinkedIn’s Head of Veterans Program, Daniel Savage.
Find out more at veterans.linkedin.com