Job Seeking over LinkedIn requires a lot of efforts and sometimes it requires just a common sense. LinkedIn offers a variety of tools and techniques to network, connect and find jobs.
With more than 20 million companies listed on the site and 14 million open jobs, it’s no surprise to find out that 90% of recruiters regularly use LinkedIn. A study found that 122 million people received an interview through LinkedIn, with 35.5 million having been hired by a person they connected with on the site.
In this article LinkedIn, a new feature is included which will truly amaze the job seekers as shared by Shoaib Hassan in one of his Article. It will not only save their time but as well as fast track their job applications.
Step # 1
Open your account’s “Settings & Privacy” section by clicking on the ME icon from the top bar. On the next page select Privacy and from Job Seeking Preferences choose Job Application Settings.
Step # 2
You will now find a Resume section in the middle of the page. Here you can upload your resumes (docx/pdf) and can use them while sending job applications through Easy Apply feature. When you will upload your first document here it would become as a default to select.
Click on the three dots and choose Remove Default. Then upload another one and continue the same until you have uploaded your multiple resumes
It comes really handy when you have multiple (tailored) resumes and wish to choose the best at time of submitting job applications.
Step # 3
Now that you have uploaded your best-tailored resumes for multiple roles. Now let us try how it works on the actual field when we are submitting the job applications.
Next, once you have found the job you wish to apply / submit your resume for click on Easy Apply.
A dialogue box would open and you would see your default resume has been already attached.
Big Relief! Isn’t it? But wait, you might have a question here that this default resume would appear every time and how can I access my other resumes?
It is very simple. Just click on the cross button next to your default resume and you would have more options.
Now you can simply select here one of your (best tailored) resumes and submit with the job application. Want to add more tailored resume? Then follow the steps above and add more. An investment of time now can save you time for tomorrow.
This is a great feature and support from LinkedIn and I believe if used properly can literally save the time as well fast track the job application process.
Job seekers who have been submitting their generic resumes and always find it a pain to customize it and attach should not worry anymore.
Thanks to Shoaib Hassan for revealing this great feature. What is missing here? Let me know in the comments.