Creating the right search list on Linkedin takes a lot of time. That’s why it’s smart to save your search url. Plus, those search results often change as people get new jobs. Let’s talk about how to save your Linkedin search and get weekly notifications for new results.
Where are Linkedin Saved Searches / Search Alerts found?
Saved searches (or Search Alerts – same thing) are located at the top right hand side of your screen. Don’t see the ability to save search? There are two search criteria required for you to save your Linkedin search (more on that in a moment). First, here’s what it looks like (see below).
How to Save Searches on Linkedin
In order to save your Linkedin search on a free account you’ll need to:
– Search for People search (not company or content)
– Include a keyword in the search
People Search with no Keywords shows no Save Search option (below)
Adding Keywords to the same People search enables Saved Search (below)
How to save your search and create a search alert
Click ‘Create search alert’
Select how frequently you want to receive alerts (weekly below) and if you want Linkedin to send you alerts by email (yes below). Push ‘Save.’
How to name your Linkedin Saved Searches / Search Alerts
Your saved search is automatically named after the keywords you used in your search. In the example below the only keyword our search used was “analytics” – so our search was automatically named as that keyword.
Managing your Saved Searches on Linkedin
When you click ‘Manage’ you’re given the option to delete your saved search, turn off email notifications, and change the frequency of the alert.
Viewing/Locating your currently Saved Searches on Linkedin
Locating your existing Saved Searches on Linkedin is incredibly cumbersome right now. If you go to Linkedin search there’s no option anywhere to view your saved searches. Even if you do a people search.
So where are they? You must do a people search that includes a keyword. Once the search results appear you’ll see your Saved Searches.