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How to let recruiters know you’re looking for work! without your boss finding out! Hurrah!

  • Publish Date: Posted over 7 years ago

You want a new job, but don’t want your current employer finding out that you’re seeking bigger and better opportunities.  Well, fear not! LinkedIn’s "Open Candidates" has arrived! What is this new feature? Well, it allows you to signal to recruiters (yes that’s us!) that you are ready for them to match you to your dream job! 

Don’t worry, no one else on LinkedIn can see that you’re open to new opportunities, not your connections nor your current employer. It’s a completely confidential way of sharing the opportunities you’re looking for, with recruiters only. It allows you to drill down and be specific from the offset so that you can let them know they types of companies and roles that are of interest to you. It's great for contractors as it allows you to be specific about your availability dates.  By setting these preferences it opens you up to being searched by hundreds of thousands of recruiters who use LinkedIn to find fantastic professional talent (yes that you!).   

Watch the video below to find out how to use Open Candidate:


Oh, another thing, it’s so clever it's wired to hide your preferences from recruiters at the company you work for, so no need to worry about someone you work with finding out! Get started now and change your preferences so we can find you that dream job