How To Edit a LinkedIn Job Posting for Best Optimization—Expert Guide
Posting a free or paid job on LinkedIn is simple and hardly takes more than a few minutes, but it’s common for recruiters to go back and tweak job posts. They usually want to fix errors in the original draft or optimize the post for better ranking in job search results on the platform.
Our guide will help you figure out how to edit a job posting on LinkedIn in a fast and efficient manner. We will clarify:
What can and cannot be changed while editing job posts
How to edit the budget on a Linkedin job post
How to have other users manage your job posting on LinkedIn
We have also compiled some tips on improving the quality of your job posts to attract quality candidates within a short time.
Protip: Learn how to post a FREE Job Ad on LinkedIn
Breaking Down How To Edit a Job Posting on LinkedIn
LinkedIn allows users to edit open job posts on the Manage job posts dashboard. The dashboard is not visible on the homepage for personal or company page accounts. You must first click on the Jobs icon on the navigation bar—the Manage job posts button will be located towards the bottom left.
Once you’ve accessed the dashboard, you’ll find a section for your posted jobs, with separate tabs for the open, draft, closed, and expired jobs. You can only edit jobs listed under Open or Draft. Here’s how you edit the desired job post:
Locate the job post you need to edit
Click on the ellipsis button (⋯) on the top-left corner of the job post
Select Manage job from the drop-down menu—this will open a detailed view of the job
Navigate to the desired pane you want to edit—currently, LinkedIn enables you to edit certain parts of the Job info section and a couple of controls in the Settings tab
If you tweak the Job info section, press Continue to sift through various options. Click Finish to save the changes
Changes to the Settings tab are automatically updated
After making the necessary changes, click on the ellipsis button at the top-right corner of the screen and select See all my job posts—the option will take you back to your dashboard view
The overall user experience is pretty smooth as long as you’re aware of the limitations of the job editing function.
LinkedIn Job Editing Function Explained
LinkedIn’s job editing function often confuses users. For example, when you go to the Job Info screen, you only see the editing icon for the Job description and Screening question sections. Does that mean you cannot edit any other info? No!
The user interface on the job editing page may be lacking, but you can practically edit anything that falls under the following six sections:
The Basic info page holds the primary details of the job like:
Workplace type (on-site, remote, or hybrid)
The Job details section lets you:
Edit the job description
Add or remove key skill tags
This section allows you to add or delete screening questions
Once you click on the edit icon, you’re taken to the Job details page by default. You can use the backs arrow or the Continue button to navigate to the rest of the sections.
Can You Edit the Way You Receive Applicants on LinkedIn?
While most particulars of the job can be tweaked, you cannot edit the way you’d like to receive applicants (i.e., whether by email or an external website) as of recently. If you want to change this aspect, you have no option but to start afresh and repost the job.
Can You Edit the Job Location on a LinkedIn Job Post?
Yes, editing a location in a LinkedIn job posting is possible. All you have to do is navigate to the Basic info page on the editing screen. Use the back arrow button to navigate to this page from the default Job details screen.
You can also add a screening question on the Applicant options page asking whether a candidate will be willing to relocate for a job.
How To Adjust the Budget for a LinkedIn Job Posting
The job editing option on LinkedIn allows you to manage how much you want to spend on a particular listing. You can:
Increase or decrease the daily or overall budget of the post
To edit the budget for a job, navigate to Promote your job to get more applicants page. You’ll find all options to tweak the daily or monthly budget for the post. The rate is pay-per-click—it is provided by LinkedIn and varies for different jobs or locations.
If you choose to tweak the total budget, the platform will offer real-time estimates on how many days the jobs will be promoted based on the value you enter.
Can You Allow Multiple Team Members To Manage a Job Posting on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn allows multiple people to manage job posts only for accounts created:
If you posted a job under a personal account, you’ll be given a unique job poster ID, but there’ll be no option to share it with a team member.
The following table summarizes the steps required for adding more team members to an eligible LinkedIn account:
Type of Account
Go to the Super Admin view on your page
Select Admin tools at the top of the page
Choose Manage admins from the drop-down menu
Click on +Add admin
Type the team member’s name (the person should be a 1st-degree, 2nd-degree, or 3rd-degree connection)
Select the right person from the predictive list that appears
Assign a role to the member—if you want them to manage jobs, make them a Super admin or a Content admin, not a Curator or an Analyst
Hit Save to complete the designation process
LinkedIn Recruiter account
Open LinkedIn Recruiter and select Users on the dashboard
Select Add users from the menu
Choose Add users by email
Type the email address of the member in the textbox provided
Hit the plus (+) button to add the member
Assign the role and access limits of the user—you can pick a preset role (like a Hiring Manager) or customize a new role
Click on Confirm to save the changes
Tips for Editing a LinkedIn Job Post for Quality Optimization
Before you start editing your LinkedIn job post, check out our top-tier tips for optimizing the listing and boosting its visibility:
Use role-specific hashtags—Using the right hashtags helps your job pop up in relevant search results. View jobs similar to your role already posted on the LinkedIn job board and find out which hashtags are used by the top-ranking listings
Pay attention to your job description—According to the best hiring practices on LinkedIn, jobs that fare well on the platform:
Include gender-neutral words to encourage diversity hiring (such as “expert” instead of “superhero” or “manager” instead of “girl boss”)
Add a skill assessment test—Edit your job to add a short skill assessment test based on the role you’re hiring for. Such tests filter out bad candidates and improve the efficacy of your hiring funnel
Let candidates know what you offer—LinkedIn has thousands of jobs for most roles. Quality candidates are more likely to apply to your job if they know what benefits and compensation you’re offering and how they compare to similar listings
Share the post in your network—The best perk of hiring on LinkedIn is the option to use your personal network for greater visibility. If your share your job post on your account with the Share that you’re hiring feature, you can easily attract the attention of your 1st-degree and 2nd-degree connections
Editing Job Posts on LinkedIn—FAQs
We have answered the most common doubts users have about editing and managing job posts on LinkedIn. Check them out in the following sections.
How To Renew, Pause, or Stop a Job Posting on LinkedIn
LinkedIn doesn’t allow you to renew jobs. All posted jobs are open for six months by default unless closed manually. You can close (i.e., stop) a job by accessing the Close job option on your Manage job posts dashboard.
Closed jobs can be reposted, but it will be considered a new post, which means the candidates who applied earlier can apply again.
As for pausing jobs, the feature is only applicable to sponsored job posts. When you add a hiring budget to a job, the listing will be promoted till the allocated amount is exhausted. After that, the job remains paused until you add an amount to its hiring budget. You can also choose to close paused jobs.
Where Is a LinkedIn Job Post Visible?
LinkedIn job postings are visible on the site’s Jobs dashboard. Any user can locate the job using appropriate keywords or hashtags relevant to a specific niche. Additionally, sponsored posts are sent to suitable candidates as text or email alerts.
Your LinkedIn job post isn’t directly visible to your followers or connections unless you share it as a status update.
How To Show a Job Post Update on LinkedIn
If you want to let your connections or followers know about your vacancy, it’s best to share your job as a status update. You have two options:
Go to the Manage job posts dashboard. Navigate to the job you want to share and choose Share in a post from the drop-down menu. You can also go for Share in a message if you want to DM the job to someone
Open your LinkedIn homepage and click on Start a post. Select the Share that you’re hiring icon to create a new job or post an existing one
Can You Hide a Job Posting From a Candidate on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn doesn’t allow you to hide a job post from one or more candidates. If you’re posting from a personal profile, you can choose to remain anonymous by going to the Improve your job post page when you create or edit your job and unchecking the box that says Add your profile to your job post.
What Other Platforms Are Good Alternatives to the LinkedIn Job Board?
Free job posts on LinkedIn are usually overpowered by paid listings in terms of visibility. The platform’s pay-per-click job posting plans may also not be for everybody.
As a recruiter, it’s good to explore the plans and benefits offered by other online job boards. That way, you can choose which platform complements your hiring needs the best. We have compiled detailed guides to some of the top job boards below: