Looking for work? Though LinkedIn is first and foremost a professional networking site, it’s also a helpful way to search and apply for job openings. Many companies advertise open positions on LinkedIn and accept applications directly through the site.
You can search for jobs without having a LinkedIn account by using the site’s job search page. But if you want to apply for a job, you’ll need an account – either a free basic one or a paid premium one. LinkedIn offers a premium Career account specifically for job hunters, which offers more options than a free basic one. The Career account starts at $29.99 a month, though you can try it out for free for the first 30 days. You can then cancel before the time is up if you don’t want to pay for it. We’ll look at the options for the free account.