Want to work at LinkedIn? Find out how to apply...

Want to work at LinkedIn? Find out how to apply...

 February 23, 2022

Every job at LinkedIn is unique, and so is its hiring experience. LinkedIn is there to help candidates along the way. 

LinkedIn's top priority is facilitating a fair, inclusive and transparent process for every candidate. Here's how the company does it.

Find the right opportunity and apply 

Candidates can search open jobs to find the right opportunity for them and express their interest by submitting an application. Once the application is received, the LinkedIn recruiting team will review the application to see if the candidate meets all basic and some preferred qualifications listed on the job description.

In the meantime, potential employees can get to know the LinkedIn platform - see the online course.

Creating a dialogue 

A member of the LinkedIn recruiting team manages every job opening. If a candidate meets the qualifications and is selected to move forward, the recruiting team will reach out to schedule a call to learn more about them and ask some basic questions.

After the initial call, LinkedIn may also schedule a video call with the hiring manager or another team member. At this stage, they’ll ask more detailed questions about the candidate's experience, skills, and technical expertise.

Here are some video interviewing tips to help get candidates get ready.

Getting to interview 

If a candidate is selected to move to the interview phase, they'll next meet with several more team members. Each interview will focus on a different skill area and is a great opportunity to meet new people, learn more about the role and ask any questions.

Depending on the role, candidates may be asked to present a case study or do a whiteboard exercise too - the recruiter will share everything the interviewee needs to know ahead of time. Every interviewer takes notes to share back with the hiring team.

The LinkedIn offices are currently closed in many locations based on local health authority and government guidance. Therefore, its hiring process has moved to a fully virtual experience with interviews and case studies conducted via video chat or phone unless otherwise advised to ensure the safety of its candidates and employees.

Prep for the interview phase on LinkedIn and get resources to practice and receive feedback.

Final decision-making process 

In the final stage, the hiring team will assess each candidate for their potential to succeed in the job. They may need several weeks to reach a decision. LinkedIn appreciates candidates patience during this stage – "we know it isn’t easy to wait," says LinkedIn. LinkedIn advises that if a candidate hasn't been selected, they shouldn't feel discouraged. "We hope you'll apply again."

"If you are offered the job, congrats! We can’t wait for you to join us at LinkedIn to help us connect the world to opportunity."

Candidates can get ready for their start date with some tips on how to succeed in the first 60 days of a new job.

Committed to an inclusive and accessible experience

LinkedIn is committed to offering an inclusive and accessible experience for all jobseekers, including individuals with disabilities. If candidates need reasonable accommodation to participate in the interview process, they can contact their recruiting representative to request accommodation.

Reasonable accommodations are modifications or adjustments to the application or hiring process that would enable candidates to fully participate in that process. 

Examples of reasonable accommodations include but are not limited to:

  • documents in alternate formats or read aloud
  • having interviews in an accessible location
  • being accompanied by a service dog
  • having a sign language interpreter present for the interview

Click here for full list of global Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) statements.

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