In the digital world, LinkedIn has become a haven where managers and employees come together. Employers can find good workers to get the job done, while employees can find themselves a new career path. Anyone can search for people, jobs and articles from all over the world. Of course, if you want to work locally or in a specific area, you need to specify which one via location settings. Otherwise, you’ll have a hard time finding the exact position you want and employers won’t be able to see you in their local search.
Fortunately, you can change your profile location in any app or browser where you can access LinkedIn.
To get started, go to your profile via the “Me” icon on the LinkedIn homepage. Next, go to the “Settings & Privacy” drop-down menu. There, next to the “Account” section, you’ll find “Site Preferences”. There, click “Change” right next to the text “Name, location and industry”.
When you’re done, you can click “Edit entry” and go to your country of residence. Select the appropriate country via a drop-down box and then you can select a state or province within the area. Depending on the region, you can also go all the way to the city or county. Don’t forget to hit “Save” when you’re done.
If you’re already on your profile page, you can change your location settings directly here if you want.
Start by clicking on the “Me” section as before. This time go to the “View Profile” tab and click “Edit” in your promotion area. Your profile will become editable and you can go to your login area. There, go to the “Country” section and select your domain from the drop-down menu.
If you’re on an Apple device, changing your location is as easy as on the desktop. Tap your profile picture via the taskbar to get started. Next, click the “Edit” segment on your login card and navigate to the “Country” segment. Of course, select your country, province/state and, if applicable, your city/region. Click save and you’re good.
The process on Android is very similar to iOS. Click on your profile picture, edit the profile and scroll down the list selecting everything that applies.
Also, an interesting note for all mobile devices is the “USE CURRENT LOCATION” selection. After using this, LinkedIn automatically changes your location based on your phone’s GPS – a nice touch.
According to the LinkedIn FAQ, if your city name doesn’t appear in the dropdown, try a different zip code available in that city. It happens sometimes, but not always. Also, city names only appear on your full profile. If you look at a search result, only your regional location is shown. Someone calling you needs to see your entire profile to get your exact location.
Here you go – a breakdown on how to change your location on your LinkedIn profile. While the process is different on each device, it’s a reasonably simplified one regardless. Now be sure to change your position if you only want employers and professional colleagues to consider it! Use this feature to find a new career in your area or perhaps find potential job matches elsewhere in the world.