Log in to Linkedin with your computer, the Linkedin app or via social media. Learn about the most common login problems, how to create a LinkedIn account, and how to deactivate or delete your Linkedin account again.
LinkedIn is a social networking website, launched in 2002 and based out of Sunnyvale, California, USA. Unlike other social networks, like Facebook and Twitter, which focus on personal relationships, LinkedIn has a strong focus on professional networking, allowing workers and employers to create connections with one another.
Through the service, employers and employees are able to build relationships with other professionals and potentially enhance their recruitment and employment prospects, respectively. As of 2016, the business is owned by Microsoft and LinkedIn is estimated to have more than 500 million total users around the world.
The LinkedIn Jobs section is one of the most popular functions on the platform. Linkedin Jobs allows employers to advertise vacancies to other LinkedIn members, while workers are able to use this feature to find and apply for jobs and other career opportunities. By building a professional profile online, networking with others and listing their credentials, workers also improve their chances of being head-hunted.
The Linkedin Jobs section can be found here.
Use the search function to fin jobs in your area or field.
How Do I Create a LinkedIn Account?
Registering for a LinkedIn account is free and easy and can be achieved from the main homepage at www.linkedin.com. In the centre of the page, you should see a form saying ‘Get Started, It’s Free’. Here, you can enter your first name, last name, a valid email address and your chosen password. Then simply click the ‘Join Now’ button.
It is important that you use a real email address, and that it is an email account you still have access to. Moreover, the password you choose for the site needs to be at least six characters long.
On the next page, you will need to select your country of residence from a drop down menu. You also have the option of entering your ZIP or postal code, although this is not a mandatory field. Click ‘Next’ and you will then have to enter your job title and current employer’s name. You may also need to select your industry.
Alternatively, if you are a student, you should click ‘Yes’ next to the text which says ‘Are You a Student?’ and then enter the name of your school, college or university. Click ‘Next’ and then you will have the option of customising your LinkedIn feed by following the instructions on screen.
Finally, before you are able to make full use of LinkedIn’s services, you will need to verify your email address. To do this, open your email inbox, click on the email from LinkedIn and follow the link contained within. If the email is not in your inbox, you may need to check your spam or junk mail folders.
The direct, official Linkedin Sign Up page is located here.
How Do I Log In to My LinkedIn Account?
Once you have successfully created your account, the LinkedIn login procedure is fairly self explanatory. At the top of the homepage, you will see two boxes marked ‘Email’ and ‘Password’. Simply enter the email address you signed up with and the password you chose during registration into these fields and then click ‘Sign In’.
Assuming you entered the correct information, you will be redirected to your own personal home screen. If there was a problem with your login details, you will be informed and redirected to a login form, where you can try again.
You can also navigate to, and bookmark, the official Linkedin Sign In page at either:
Why Can I Not Log In to LinkedIn? Typical Login Problems.
In rare instances, users may experience issues when attempting to log in to LinkedIn. Typically, however, the explanation will be one of a few common problems, and each of them has an easy solution too. The first thing to check is that you have definitely entered the right login information.
Remember, you need to enter your full email address, including the suffix, and your password has to be at least six characters long. Passwords are also case sensitive, so take care when using different cases and double check that the CAPS LOCK function on your computer keyboard is switched off.
If you have forgotten your password, you can solve this by clicking on the link labelled ‘Forgot Password?’ on the login screen. On the screen that appears, enter your email address, or your phone number if you have linked one to your account, and then click submit. You will then be sent a password reset link.
Occasionally, users encounter an ‘Unexpected Problem’ message when signing in. Usually, this is caused by a server problem and will be resolved by trying again a few minutes later. If the issue persists, you may need to update your web browser to the most recent version, try another browser, or clear your cache and cookies.
Where Can I Download the LinkedIn App?
The LinkedIn mobile app is a great option for those who wish to utilise LinkedIn on their mobile or tablet device and it is currently available on devices running either the Android or iOS operating systems. It can, therefore, be downloaded from the Google Play Store and the iOS App Store.
In addition to the main app, LinkedIn also offers a number of additional mobile app services. These include LinkedIn Jobs Search, which allows users to search the site’s job listings, and LinkedIn Lookup, which helps users to find contacts and coworkers easily. More information can be found by clicking here.
To find the Linkedin App, search the store for “Linkedin”.
To find the Linded Jobs Search app, search the store for “Linkedin Jobs Search”.
How Can I Delete My LinkedIn Account?
If you wish to delete or deactivate your Linkedin account, the please visit our guide here.
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