It’s not the easiest thing in the world to find a remote job online, but it’s also not impossible. There are a lot of job boards that offer remote jobs but none of them is as big as LinkedIn, which for the longest time, did not offer the possibility to search for a remote job on its platform.
You couldn’t search for remote jobs on LinkedIn pre-2018.
Not too long ago, if you wanted to search for a job on LinkedIn, the first thing you had to do was pick the city and country you live in or want to work in, which meant there was no way you could’ve been able to distinguish between remote and non-remote jobs. This is because posting job openings also did not have the option to post them as a remote one unless you mentioned deep down in the description.
LinkedIn is the world’s biggest platform that was made to connect professionals from all around the world with one another and with businesses. And because of that, searching for jobs on this platform was and still is very convenient.
This is because of one of the platform’s best features: Connections. When you are connected to someone on the platform, it means they know you and may have possibly worked with you in the past.
Your connections can also be connected to certain businesses, this can be very good for you if you’re applying to a position in that business since your connections can be used as referrals. You can basically have them vouch for you, your experiences, and skills, which will definitely increase your likelihood of landing that job.
So, what’s new?
Although it took LinkedIn quite some time, you can finally filter job locations as work from home and it will help you find all the jobs that don’t require you to be present at the office, how cool is that?
With LinkedIn’s new update, you not only can search for remote jobs around the world, but you can also search for them in one specific country since some remote jobs still require you to be in a certain country.
This article will show you the exact steps you need to take in order to start looking for remote jobs on LinkedIn, whether they are worldwide or just in your country.
So, follow along!
How to Search for and Find Remote Jobs on LinkedIn
Create an Account
The first and most important step you’re going to need to take is to create an account with LinkedIn if you don’t already have one.
Doing this is as easy as it gets, all you have to do is go to LinkedIn dot com, and click on Join Now on the top right-hand corner of the page as you can see in the image below.
After that, all you need to do is fill up the rest of your information, your experiences, and even upload your updated resume (CV).
Keep in mind that the more details you mention in the description of your experiences and skills, the more chances you’ll have at being found in the search results, hence making you more likely to be hired when you apply for jobs on the platform, or better yet, you may even be contacted by businesses you’ve never heard of if they like your profile.
When you’re done with that, it’s time to upload a friendly but professional profile picture, to show your connections and businesses that you are serious and professional when you need to be.
Search for Remote Jobs
Once you’re done creating your account, log in, go to the home page, and at the top of the page, click on “Jobs”.
Once you’re on the Jobs page, all you need to do is type “remote” in the search jobs text field, and “worldwide” in the location text field. Hit “Search” and all the remote jobs available are going to show up.
As you can see, there are currently more than 170,000 remote jobs posted on LinkedIn.
But that’s not all. You can also search for these jobs in a specific area or country by typing it instead of “worldwide”.
You can also try typing other variations of “remote”, such as “work from home”, or “home working”. Finally, depending on where you live and where you would like to work, you can try searching in a different language that matches your country of preference.
If you’re looking for a certain type of job or want to work in a certain domain, then you can look that up with the word “remote” in the search field. An example of this would be typing (“remote “marketing”) in the search field.
As you can see, there are 55,000 remote job openings in marketing alone.
Some job openings give you the option to use LinkedIn’s famous Easy Apply feature. This means that you don’t have to waste 30+ minutes of your time filling out an application form for a job that you may or may not land.
Instead, all you need to do is press the “Easy Apply” button and LinkedIn will do the rest for you. This way your LinkedIn profile is used as a resume and businesses can look at it for reference and decide whether you’re a good fit for them or not.
This also means that you need to keep your LinkedIn profile updated at all times so that your potential employers know all about your skills, education, and experiences.
How to Passively Receive Offers of Remote Jobs on LinkedIn
As we said, looking for remote jobs isn’t that difficult, but doing it all the time over and over can be time-consuming. This is why we recommend you use one of LinkedIn’s best features that will enable you to receive remote job offers (or any job offers for that matter) without your having to go back and search every time.
Sounds interesting to you? Let’s find out how you can do it!
First, go to LinkedIn and log in to your account. After that, go to the Career Interests page by clicking on it.
If you don’t see anything on that page, that means you have to click on “Go to Profile” as you can see in the image below!
Once you do that, it should take you back to your profile and a popup should show up. In this popup, you can add your job preferences, preferred locations, start dates, and job types. This means that you can add information about the jobs that you are interested in receiving offers.
The last part is the one that matters to us, the job types. After you scroll down, you can choose one or more of the following options, as the image below clearly shows:
After you have chosen your preferences and checked the “Remote” box, all you have to do is press “Add to profile” and you’re done. But before you save, you will have the option to either share this information with recruiters only or with the entire LinkedIn community.
For now, it’s best you only shared it with recruiters as you don’t need everyone knowing if you’re open for work.
Now that you saved this, you’re going to start to receive job offers from businesses who may be interested in you and in what you have to offer. It’s best you started practicing how to take online interviews, just so that you are well-prepared whenever you get a job offer.
Doing this does not mean you shouldn’t keep on looking for remote jobs and waiting for them to come to find you. This is just one way to automate things and tell businesses and companies that you are available.
You should still keep searching for remote jobs as new ones are posted on the internet every day.
LinkedIn is not the only place where you can find remote jobs or jobs in general for that matter. There are tons of websites and job boards that are specialized in remote job offers that we think you should be aware of.
So, where can you find remote jobs other than on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn is the best platform for professionals, but it may not be the best place to find remote jobs.
One of the best places to start looking is JobsPresso. This website keeps being updated with new remote job offers, and it spends a lot of its resources on verifying these jobs so that you know what you’re getting yourself into.
The chances of you falling into the hands of scammers are basically 0, unlike some of the other websites that aren’t really specialized in remote jobs but add them in anyway.
If you feel lost by now and don’t know where to look exactly, you’re lucky enough to be here, as we have an entirely free course dedicated to landing your first remote job.
This free course includes all the places where you can find and apply for remote jobs. Check out Lesson 1 of the Remote Success Free Course for not only a list of all the places where you should be looking but for a video lesson that explains everything in great detail.
LinkedIn is a great platform to be on as a professional, and now they’ve added the ability to search for remote jobs on it, it’s become an even better place.
But this doesn’t mean it’s the only platform that allows you to find and directly apply for remote jobs, as we said earlier, there are tons of them! We hope you have found what you were looking for and we wish yo