Here’s how to use LinkedIn Groups to find a job.
Change the drop down in the ‘Search’ box to groups.
If you know a specific group that you want to join type the group name in the search feature. Below I’ve searched for Society of Women Engineers.
The results below show the group for Society of Women Engineers. Most groups have a conversation site and then a jobs site. Click on the jobs site to see the jobs that have been posted by various companies. Recruiters use sites like these all the time to post jobs.
If you don’t know a specific group you can type in a profession, specific skill and specific location. Below I looked for groups in the field of Engineering. Notice there are over 2,000 groups. You can narrow the search by putting a location.
You can also type in ‘Jobs’ and see all the groups related to jobs. You can narrow the search by location, profession or any other keyword.
So in addition to looking at the jobs posted on LinkedIn, be sure to search jobs posted in various groups. To post jobs on LinkedIn costs money but it’s free to post jobs in the groups. Many companies don’t pay to post. Instead, they’ll post their jobs in different groups.