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Four tips for searching for people, companies and jobs on LinkedIn

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LinkedIn, a social network focused on the professional area, has undergone a change both in its look on the web and in the search system. Customized, the tool now helps the user to find people, vacancies and companies in a quick and simple way. The function is also equipped with features that allow you to filter the results, finding the content that really matters. Among the options available are the restriction by area of ​​work or even schools attended. If you use LinkedIn as a tool to find vacancies, check out these tips to use it better.

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1 of 3 Tips help you search for people, companies and jobs on LinkedIn – Photo: Disclosure / Linkedin

Tips help you search for people, companies and jobs on LinkedIn – Photo: Disclosure / Linkedin

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To find a specific person, enter their name in the search bar. A list of suggestions will be displayed automatically. To select one, just click on the name. If the desired person was not found, hit «Enter» to access the results page, where you can choose custom filters.

2 of 3 LinkedIn search lets you find people by name, job title and school – Photo: Playback / LinkedIn

LinkedIn search allows you to find people by name, position and school – Photo: Reproduction / LinkedIn

LinkedIn currently allows you to narrow your search results according to companies where the contact works or worked, location, schools attended and specific keywords. When the desired user is found, it is possible to send messages, add them as a contact or follow them.

2. Search for job or university

In addition to users, it is possible to search for a specific profession, university or company using the same method. The results follow the same types of filters, but in this case, it is also possible to create a search alert for companies and professions by clicking on the button above the filters. This feature allows the user to receive, by email, the main updates in the search results at the desired frequency. Currently, it is even possible to save previous searches.

3 of 3 Social network sends alerts for vacancies and companies – Photo: Reproduction / LinkedIn

Social network sends alerts for vacancies and companies – Photo: Reproduction / LinkedIn

3. Keyword searches

One of the filters available when searching for users allows you to add keywords to help find a specific person. With it, it is possible to limit the results according to the first and last name of the desired contact, in addition to their title and current company or school attended. These changes are persistent and remain in effect until the user removes them.

4. Search using AND, OR and NOT

LinkedIn also allows operators to use the terms AND, OR and NOT in searches to complement the filters. If you want to search for a person by the university where you studied, but you don’t know which one was right, you can search for: João Fernandes (UFRJ or UERJ), for example. In these cases, you can use parentheses and quotation marks to specify phrases and terms with more than one word.