Tips for Using LinkUp.com to Job Search

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LinkUp is a job search engine that uses a unique method of uncovering jobs that are often hidden from other search engines. It may seem simplistic, but LinkUp accomplishes this by simply listing current job postings on company websites from around the country. LinkUp's methodology is to monitor thousands of small, mid-sized, and large company career sections in order to connect applicants with jobs.

As a result of the in-depth monitoring, the listings are from real companies and there are no duplicates because listings are only pulled from the direct company source. Also, listings are always current because they update when the company updates their website.

Why Company Websites?

There are multiple benefits to searching for jobs listed on company websites. Firstly, you can find some job listings that are not on other job search websites. Secondly, there is often more competition for jobs on large job search websites like Monster and Indeed, whereas there is less competition for jobs listed on company websites.

If you know what companies you want to work for, searching for listings only from those companies’ websites can also help narrow your search, and save you time and effort.

Using LinkUp to Job Search

Job applicants can search jobs by title, keywords, company name, city, state, or zip code.

The advanced search includes specific titles, exact phrasing, and words to omit, as well as the length of time the job has been listed. Additionally, users can filter listings by company, job tags, city, or distance.

It’s also easy to sign up for email notifications of jobs. You can set the types of jobs and the location that you want updates on.

Once you do that, you'll get a list of new jobs that fit your criteria as they're posted.

Advanced Search Options on LinkUp

LinkUp also offers a more detailed, sophisticated search accessed by clicking on “advanced” next to the “search” button. You can specify jobs by keyword or exact phrase. You can even specify all jobs without a certain word. You can also search by company, location, and time posted. You can then sort results by either best match or most recent.

You can search for jobs with particular job tags too. These tags range from “accounting and finance” to “automotive” to “legal.”

There are also ways to narrow your list of job vacancies after you click “search. You can narrow the list by clicking on filters situated on the upper left-hand side of the page. Filters include tags, cities, and distances. You can also browse jobs by employer name, including those companies with the most job listings.

You can also choose to save a job, email it to yourself (or someone else), or share it with others on social media. You can view similar jobs, and see all jobs at the same company. You can even have LinkUp alert you when the job is no longer available.

How to Apply For Jobs in LinkUp

Once you have generated a list of jobs, click on the job title to see a complete description.

You can apply from the employer's job listing page by following the instructions. Those instructions will vary based on the company's hiring process.

Many employers will ask candidates to complete a registration form and/or application and may offer the opportunity to upload a resume and/or cover letter.

How to Set Up LinkUp Job Alerts

It is simple to set up alerts whereby the site will email you new listings that match your searches by email. Just enter your email address under "email new jobs that match this search" on top of the search results page and click on “send.”

You can also create a user login for LinkUp, either by using your email and creating a password, or by connecting through a social media account (such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, or Yahoo!). With a LinkUp account, you can save searches, receive emails when a position is no longer available, and view your search history.

This is also another way to set up regular job alerts.

Resources for Employers

LinkUp has a section geared to employers who are looking to maximize their visibility. There are several options available, such as Pay-per-click ads, Pay-to-post, and Social recruitment through Facebook and Twitter. Businesses can also take advantage of data services, webinars, and events in order to advertise themselves and their career opportunities.

LinkUp International

LinkUp also offers international job searching through their websites LinkUp Canada, and LinkUp United Kingdom which lists jobs throughout Canada and the UK, including England, Scotland, and Ireland. The websites allow you to search for job postings the same way you would in the U.S., with just as many options.