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Leveraging Linkedin's powerful search engine to source your next hire

Ever wondered how a professional recruiter manages to source candidates through the most powerful tool of them all?


Look no further than Linkedin!



Conducting a thorough LinkedIn search for the right people to apply to your company is an important step in the recruitment process. By using LinkedIn's advanced search features, you can narrow down your search to find the best candidates for your open positions. Here are some tips to help you conduct a successful LinkedIn search:

Use keywords: Start by using relevant keywords in the search bar to find candidates that match the skills and qualifications you're looking for. You can also use LinkedIn's Advanced Search feature to search for specific keywords within a candidate's profile.

Filter by location: If you're looking to hire someone

: Search for groups related to your industry or job titles you are recruiting for, and look at the members of the groups. Many times, you can find potential candidates there.

Filter by industry: If you're looking to hire someone with experience in a specific industry, use LinkedIn's industry filter to narrow down your search. This will help you find candidates who have experience in the field you're interested in.

Filter by experience level: If you're looking for entry-level or experienced candidates, use LinkedIn's experience level filter to narrow down your search. This will help you find candidates who match the level of experience you're looking for.

Utilize LinkedIn Recruiter or Recruiter Lite: If your company has a LinkedIn Recruiter account, you can access even more advanced search options and save your searches for future use. This can be helpful in keeping track of potential candidates you might want to contact later.

Use Boolean search: Boolean search is a way to combine keywords and phrases using “OR,” “AND,” and “NOT” to create more complex and specific search queries.



Check groups: Search for groups related to your industry or job titles you are recruiting for, and look at the members of the groups. Many times, you can find potential candidates there.


Check the Companies tab: You can also use the Companies tab to search for specific companies and see the employees that work there, which can be a great way to find candidates who are currently working in the field you're interested in.


Utilize Company Pages: Follow the company page of the companies you are interested in recruiting from, and see the recent updates and employee changes.

Utilize Referral: Ask current employees if they know anyone who would be a good fit for the open position, and check their LinkedIn connections.

And that's it! Get in touch if you'd like to have #hirelikeapro free recruitment package!



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