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By Joy Okumoko

Looking for a job on LinkedIn all by yourself can quickly become a full-time job in itself. You could spend days or weeks combing through your feeds for job ads or hoping your connections will share a job opportunity.

But there’s a simpler and smarter way to improve your job search results by joining a community of fellow job seekers.

In this article, we’ll cover some of the top LinkedIn groups for job seekers with at least 200,000 members. This can exponentially increase your network and with it your chances of landing your dream job.

1. Linked:HR

LinkedIn groups LinkedHR

Linked:HR is home to more than one million job seekers and HR professionals. The popular HR group was created in September 2007 and is managed by Next Dimension Media.

It is a well-organized community with a dedicated website and specialized Community Business Forum, Job Board, HR Resume Page, and Events Calendar, among others.

Members are mostly encouraged to post in English with preference given to discussion items. A discussion item usually includes a question. Questions are more visible at the top of postings, especially ones with less than 50 words.

2. The Recruiter.com Network

LinkedIn groups The Recruiter.com Network

Over 800,000 members can’t possibly all be wrong about The Recruiter.com Network; which is one of the largest recruiter networks you can find on and off LinkedIn.

The Recruiter.com Network group was created in November 2007 as a platform where recruiters can post vacancies, and find and hire top talent across different industries.

To maintain quality and decorum, conversations and comments are moderated and must be approved by the admin before being posted. Members who contact other members in a spammy way for commercial purposes will be blocked.

3. Banking Careers

LinkedIn group Banking Careers

If you’re a job seeker, recruiter, or professional in the banking or financial industry, you’ll find over 500,000 other like-minded professionals in the Banking Careers LinkedIn Group.

This LinkedIn Group is powered by the Carfang Group and was created in March 2009. Discussions in the Banking Careers group centre solely around financial risk management and related topics.

The group features loads of career advice that can help you advance your career in the banking and finance industry. You can also make valuable connections and land job opportunities as a member.

4. HR Jobs

Linkedin group HR Jobs

Recruitment is usually the job of the HR department, but what if you’re an HR professional in need of a job, an HR job? Well, you can find HR jobs and networking opportunities by joining a group like HR Jobs.

HR Jobs currently has more than 300,000 members made up of job seekers, recruiters, and other seasoned HR professionals. You not only find job opportunities in this group, but you also get career advancement tips.

The group was created in March 2008. It is a platform where beneficial HR content is shared and connections made. Posts have to be approved by the admin before going live.

5. Digital Marketing Jobs LinkedIn Group

LinkedIn group Digital Marketing etc

This group’s name is as lengthy as the list of different professionals, recruiters, and job seekers it caters to. The full name of the group is Digital Marketing SEO SEM Mobile Apps Data Internet Media Brand CRM PR Email Affiliate Jobs.

There’s something for everyone whether you’re into digital marketing, SEO, SEM, or mobile app development.

Jobs, connections, courses, advice, and tips on digital and online marketing are also widely available in this group which has more than 300,000 LinkedIn members.

The group was created in March 2008 as a hub for all kinds of online marketing professionals, developers, and content creators, among others. Members are warned against spam and posting in all caps.

6. Life Science Network

LinkedIn group Life Science etc

If you’re a professional in the life sciences, pharma, biotech, medical, clinical, and healthcare fields, among others, you can get up-to-date news and job-related information from this group.

Instead of guessing where to find your next job opportunity, simply join this group, post, share, and explore all the immensely beneficial information available.

Here’s your chance to connect, learn, improve, and hopefully land your dream job in the life sciences and medical fields. Created in July 2009, the group has more than 300,000 members.

7. Aviation Jobs

LinkedIn group Aviation Jobs

With a LinkedIn Group like Aviation Jobs, your aviation career can take flight more quickly than you expected.

With over 200,000 aviation job seekers, recruiters, and professionals in the group, you’re certainly in good company.

The group is powered by Aviation-Job.eu and caters to flight and cabin crew, aviation maintenance, commercial and cargo airlines, airport jobs, and government operations.

8. Oil and Gas, Engineering, Construction, Mining Jobs and Artisans

LinkedIn group Oil and Gas and others

Recruiters, job seekers, and other professionals can find a lot of opportunities in the Oil and Gas, Engineering, Construction, Mining Jobs and Artisans LinkedIn Group.

The group which was created in October 2010 currently boasts of more than 200,000 members. As the name suggests, members come from the oil and gas, engineering, construction, and mining industries and also include artisans.

The group caters mostly to professionals from the Middle East, UK, Africa, and other offshore locations.

Members are not allowed to post a CV or resume, general news items, or engage in spammy activities.

Join a Job Seekers LinkedIn Group Today

The journey of job-hunting can be tiresome and time-consuming, so don’t go at it alone if you don’t have to. Join a job seekers’ LinkedIn group today and you could land your dream job by tomorrow.

Joining a LinkedIn group is one powerful strategy for getting a job via LinkedIn. You should also explore other LinkedIn features that allow you to find and land your dream job.

By Joy Okumoko

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