How to post a job for free on LinkedIn
Step-by-step instructions for hiring qualified candidates fast
Create a free job post in minutes and share it with the right candidates.
Start your job post
✓ New post
Go to LinkedIn Jobs to begin your job post.
✓ Company name
Enter your company name, or select it from the dropdown.
Enter the title of the open role.
Enter the job location, or indicate whether the job is remote.
Select an existing title from the suggestions dropdown. It’s best to use recognizable and proven titles, not gimmicky ones like “data ninja.”
Write the job description and add required skills
✓ Easy-to-use job templates
✓ Four to six bullet points max
✓ Required hard and soft skills
✓ Links to showcase the company or role
Easy-to-use job templates
Four to six bullet points max
List responsibilities and qualifications in four to six mobile-friendly bullet points, and avoid using overly generic descriptions like “must be able to prioritize work to meet deadlines.”
Required hard and soft skills
Add required skills to your job post. You can add hard skills, like technical language proficiency or mathematical qualifications, as well as soft skills, like leadership or adaptability.
Links to showcase the company or role
Attract more candidates who are interested in your organization’s values and purpose by adding links to company accomplishments, examples of work culture, or any other content that helps your team stand out.
More than 50% of job views on LinkedIn happen on mobile devices, so avoid giant blocks of text, put the most important information up front, and use formatting (like bold) to highlight key parts
Add screening questions
At least three questions
We recommend adding at least three screening questions to quickly identify the most-qualified candidates.
Required screening questions
Indicate which screening questions are must-haves, and choose if your job post will automatically reject candidates who don’t meet all must-have qualifications.
Automatic rejection message
Turn on the rejection email that will be automatically sent to candidates who don’t qualify. This step will save you hours of work and ensure you respond to every candidate. Additionally, it will let them know their applications weren’t lost.
Click “+ Add new question” to select preexisting questions from our library or create your own custom questions.
Post your job for free
Congratulations! You're ready to post your job.
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