Landed your dream job? Or have your calendar jam-packed and don’t really want to onboard new clients? Whether you’re a freelancer or a jobseeker, you can use LinkedIn’s Open to Work feature to convey a message that you’re looking for a job or are looking forward to onboarding new clients.
But if you have achieved your goal, then you may be wondering:
Look no further!
Allow me to show you how.
Throughout this blog post, I’ll show you:
Let’s dive in.
How to Add Open to Work to Your LinkedIn Profile
Whether you’re looking for a new job or actively looking forward to onboarding new clients, you can add open to work badge on your LinkedIn profile by heading over to your profile and setting it by clicking on the “Open to” button.
Follow these steps to add an Open to Work badge on your LinkedIn profile:
Click on “Open To” on Your LinkedIn Profile
The first step is to head over to your LinkedIn profile. If you are using LinkedIn on Desktop, we’d advise you to head over to www.linkedin.com and log in to your profile, if not already done. If you’re using LinkedIn on mobile, you can just launch the mobile application and log in to your account, if not already done.
Next, click on your profile picture. As you do, you’ll see a drop-down menu with numerous options, including “View Profile.”
Click on “View Profile” to head over to your LinkedIn profile.
Next, just below your followers and connections, we’d advise you to click on the “Open To” button – which you can see in dark blue. As you click on the “Open To” button, you’ll see a drop-down menu with the following options:
- Finding a new job
As we’re finding a new job and want to add the Open to Work badge to our profile, we’ll select the first one.
Set Your Job Preferences
Upon clicking on “Finding a New Job,” the next step is to set your job preferences. You’ll see the following sections you need to fill/address:
- Job Titles – Select your job title.
- Workplaces – Choose whether you want to work on-site, hybrid, or remote.
- Job locations – If you choose on-site or hybrid, you’d have to add a job location.
- Start date – Choose whether you’re looking forward to joining immediately or are flexible.
- Job types – Choose between full-time, contract, part-time, internship, or temporary.
Also, at the bottom of the pop-up screen, you can select the “Choose who sees you’re open” option and select whether all LinkedIn members can see that you’re available and looking for a job or just the LinkedIn recruiters. If you don’t want your colleagues to find out that you’re looking for a job, we’d advise you to go with the second option. But if you choose the first option, you’ll be expanding your reach. So, depending on your needs and whether you want to show that you’re actively looking for a job or not, you can select either of the options.
Click on “Add to Profile” once you’re done filling in the information. Now, LinkedIn will ask you whether you want to show that you’re actively looking for a job by posting it on your feed. If you want to create a post about it, you can click on “Start a post.” Or you can just select “No, thanks.”
And as you’re done, you’ll see the #OPENTOWORK hashtag at the bottom of your profile picture.
Congratulations, now recruiters as well as people in your network (depending on whether you’re displaying it to them or not) will be able to see that you’re actively seeking work.
If you have already activated the Open to Work feature yet don’t really know how to disable it, allow me to show it to you in the next section.
How to Remove Open to Work on LinkedIn
To remove the open to work badge from your profile picture on LinkedIn, head over to your profile, click on the edit icon in the top-right corner “Open to work” box, and select “Delete from profile” in the bottom-right corner.
Let’s learn how to do it in depth.
Following are the exact steps you need to follow to remove open to work on LinkedIn:
Click on the Edit Icon in the Top-Right Corner of the Open to work Box
“How do I remove the open to work badge on LinkedIn?”
If that’s what you have been consistently wondering after landing your dream job or onboarding new clients, you need to head over to your LinkedIn profile first. To do that head over to www.linkedin.com and log in to your profile on Desktop or launch your mobile application and log in to your account.
Now, click on your profile picture. As you do, you will see a drop-down menu with different options, including “View Profile.”
Select the “View Profile” option to head over to your LinkedIn profile.
If you have turned on the Open to Work feature, you’ll see the #OPENTOWORK text at the bottom of your LinkedIn profile picture. At the same time, you’ll not be able to disable it by clicking on the “Add To” button.
You need to click on the Edit icon in the top-right corner of the “Open to work” box. This box is situated just below the “Open To” button.
Remove the Open to Work Badge
As you click on the edit icon, the “Edit Job Preferences” pop-up will launch in front of you. To turn off the Open to Work feature, click on the “Delete from Profile” option at the very bottom.
Upon clicking on it, LinkedIn will ask for confirmation. Select “Delete” to remove the #OPENTOWORK text on your profile picture.
As simple as that!
And that’s how you can remove the Open to Work feature on your LinkedIn Profile. If you don’t really want to remove it, you can edit your preferences as well.
I hope I was able to help you out.
If you think I missed out on anything, feel free to reach out to me via the Comments section.
Thanks for reading!
And as always, love you guys.
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