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LinkedIn's Latest Features: A Guide for Healthcare Job Seekers in 2024

February 1, 2024

LinkedIn’s release of new job search features is good news for healthcare professionals! Here’s everything you need to know about these updates:

1. Filter Jobs with Options Specific to Nursing

Now, you can filter jobs by nursing specialty, shift, schedule, and license!


The new specialty filters are:

  • Aesthetic
  • Ambulatory Care
  • Behavioral Health
  • Correctional Health
  • Critical Care Transport (CCT)
  • Emergency Department
  • Forensic
  • Geriatrics
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Home Health
  • IV Therapy
  • Long-term Care
  • Military
  • Neurology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Occupational Health
  • Pediatrics & Neonatal
  • Perioperative & Operating Room
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitation
  • Respiratory & Pulmonary
  • Transplant Nursing
  • Urology
  • Allergy and Immunology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Cardiology
  • Critical and Intensive Care
  • Dermatology
  • Endocrine
  • Gastroenterology
  • Healthcare Management
  • Hospice & Palliative Care
  • Medical-Surgical
  • Nephrology
  • Nursing Education
  • Orthopedics
  • Primary Care
  • Radiology
  • Research
  • Telehealth
  • Urgent Care
  • Wound Care

The new license filters are:

  • RN
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • CNA
  • Certified Home Health Aide
  • Advanced Practice Nurse
  • CRNA
  • LPN / LVN / RPN
  • Nurse Practitioner

The new schedule and shift filters are:

  • 8 Hours
  • 10 Hours
  • 12 Hours
  • Weekends Only
  • Monday to Friday
  • Day
  • Evenings
  • Night
  • Per Diem



2. Enhance Your Profile with Healthcare-Specific Skills & Experiences

LinkedIn has introduced over 65 new nursing credentials and 35 skills that align with various specialties. For example, you could select “Pediatrics & Neonatal”, “Hospice & Palliative Care”, “Home Health”, “IV Therapy”, or “Critical and Intensive Care.” 


Over half of employers prioritize skills when looking for candidates. To maximize your chances of attracting their attention, consider adding the top five skills relevant to your desired nursing role in the "About" section of your LinkedIn profile to stand out! 



3. Streamline Your Search with Job Collections

This feature uses AI to categorize open roles into different sectors and settings, allowing you to explore relevant opportunities more efficiently.


Whether you are looking for roles in healthcare leadership, clinical positions, or nonclinical roles, Job Collections simplifies the job search process. By visiting the Jobs tab and exploring the various collections, you can discover jobs aligned with your passion, interests, and specific criteria such as remote work options or parental leave benefits. 


4. Tailor Your Job Hunt with the Preferences Page

This feature allows you to highlight aspects such as employment type, location preferences (remote, hybrid, on-site), and minimum pay expectations.


As LinkedIn continues to expand these options, you gain more control over finding roles that align with your professional goals and lifestyle. 


5. Express Interest in Roles with the “I’m Interested” Button

LinkedIn has made expressing interest in a specific company more accessible by adding a company interest button directly within job ads. While this functionality isn't entirely new, its integration into every job ad ensures a seamless and readily accessible way to mark your interest. For healthcare professionals seeking roles within specific organizations, this feature enhances your ability to communicate your preferences to recruiters! 


LinkedIn's latest features provide healthcare job seekers with valuable tools to streamline their search, express preferences, and leverage AI for a more personalized job search experience. Embracing these changes can enhance your effectiveness in finding the right opportunities in the dynamic healthcare industry. Best of luck in your job search!


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