How can I show my connections on LinkedIn that I am currently searching for a job?

If you find yourself in a job search, this post is for you. If you know someone in a job search,
my guess is that you do, please share it with them and encourage them onward.

Open To Work

LinkedIn’s vision statement has never been more relevant: Create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.

Having watched LinkedIn daily for the last 15 years, it seems that they are more committed than ever to this vision.

There are several ways LinkedIn brings this to their platform. #OpenToWork is the latest example, and several people have asked me about it over the last few days.

While I am usually not an advocate for promotional or gimmicky add-ons, including emojis and special characters on a profile, I am suggesting people use the #OpenToNetwork photo frame. (See how to add this feature below.)


According to LinkedIn, there are over 10 million employers and 7.5 million monthly job postings on LinkedIn. And, 70% of people were hired at a company where they had a connection.

In our 2020 world, where people who might be hiring are distracted and overwhelmed, letting them know you’re available for hire is a good idea.

If you have lost your job in 2020, the year that began with the lowest unemployment rate in more than 50 years, you can benefit from addressing your current situation on your LinkedIn profile, cover letter, and interviews. People understand.

Create a LinkedIn profile that enables you to stand out. The #OpenToWork photo frame is one way to increase your visibility to recruiters, your connections, and all LinkedIn members.

How to add the #OpenToWork photo frame to your profile

  • Tap your profile picture > View Profile.
  • Tap "Get Started" from the Show Recruiters You’re Open box in your introduction card (at the top of your profile).
  • Provide the requested information in the screen that appears.
  • Tap Add to profile.

Open to Work Tutorial

There is no better way to reach a large number of people who can be of help to you during your job search. Each step you take is important and relevant.


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