Earlier this year LinkedIn have announced a set up upgrades to the basic free account, that are designed for job seekers. Job seekers can upgrade their account and pay on the monthly basis for those new Job Seekers LinkedIn accounts. This makes LinkedIn a platform now where both recruiters and job seekers can use the basic accounts for free, and both can now upgrade to a paid accounts to find each other easier.
Job Seeker Premium Account has 3 different levels:
- Job Seeker Basic – $19.95/month
- Job Seeker – $29.95/month
- Job Seeker Plus – $49.95/month
Included in all three levels are the following features:
- Get noticed by recruiters and hiring managers with a Job Seeker Badge
- Zero in on $100K plus jobs with detailed salary information
- Move to the top of the list as Featured Applicant
- Contact anyone directly with InMail – Response Guaranteed
- Who’s Viewed My Profile: Get the full list
I got a LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium – Job Seeker account, so a midrange one. It is very easy and straightforward to purchase it with your credit card on your LinkedIn profile. It is sold as an indefinite subscription, so your card is automatically billed every month until you find a job and notify LinkedIn by email to downgrade your account and stop charging you if you wish so.
When you upgrade to LinkedIn Job Seeker Premium Account – you get asked to choose if to show your Job Seeker Badge. It is a small brown briefcase icon that shows next to your name if you wish so. You are also offered to reach out directly to the Hiring Managers by LinkedIn InMail.
On the centre of the screen LinkedIn does a bit of semantic searching and match making with your profile and the jobs advertised in your area. It will try to suggest a few jobs you might be interested in – that are advertised on LinkedIn.