Now you Can Privately Signal to Recruiters You’re Open to New Job Opportunities
LinkedIn just introduced a new feature called “Open Candidates” — a way to signal that you’re open to being recruited for a new job, without letting your boss know.
Historically, the only way to announce to your LinkedIn network that you were looking for a job was to literally make it the headline of your profile. It’s hard for recruiters to miss, but it’s also a giant warning sign to your colleagues that you’re looking for a change.
Once you flag yourself as an open candidate, you’ll show up in recruiters’ LinkedIn searches, even if nothing else about your profile shows you’re looking for new opportunities.
Just go into your LinkedIn preferences and select the “Let recruiters know you’re open” option. You can even choose what kind of opportunities you’re looking for. Here’s what it looks like:
Change your settings now: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/home/preferences