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hat is geolocation? Why do we need it on social networks? And does anyone even use it in real life? Nowadays, people don't ask such questions because tagging with a location is a normal thing for them. Humanity is so accustomed to a light version of being. I am used to getting smartphones and determining the location of a necessary person easily.

But why do this on LinkedIn? I am sure; often, your work connects with location specifically. It is essential to be able to facilitate the search for jobs and desirable assignments. So, one should understand how to change location on LinkedIn. Below, you find step-by-step instructions of changing location. All you require are your desktop or smartphone and an internet connection.

The 1st method on how to change location on LinkedIn. Using a desktop

I would like to begin by explaining how to change location on LinkedIn with the PC version. Why so? The bulk of work's applicants works with a computer for ease of use.

Step 1.

Go to the LinkedIn website and log into your account. If your login and password were not saved, you have to enter them again. Be attentive with your data, because in this way you save time.

Step 2.

To change the location of the job search, you need to open your Homepage. The next action is to click on the main photo of your profile or your name (under the photo).

The Homepage of LI
The Homepage of LI

Step 3.

At the right-hand side of your avatar, find the image of the pencil (it is above the column with a place of your education). Click on it to continue.

Your profile page on LI
Your profile page on LI
Some interesting statistics: Remote job openings nearly doubled since 2020 on LinkedIn.com. 

Step 4.

If you see a dialogue box «Edit intro», you do all great. Now, you have to look for the slider and lower it down until the end. At this stage, your main aim is to find a section «Location». If you do all actions according to my recommendation, you are at the target.

Window where you can change your location
Window where you can change your location
Window where you can change your location 2
Window where you can change your location 2

Step 5.

Only when you fill the first field with your country, you can write the necessary postcode. After you do it, opt city or town among the suggested variants by the website. Don't forget to click on the blue button «Save» in the lower-right corner. You have managed this task, haven't you? Your amendments are saved and now check them up. 

Line where the data on location changes should be entered
Line where the data on location changes should be entered

The 2nd method on how to change location on LinkedIn. Using a mobile app

The young people are potential employees, so this website focuses its attention on them mainly. They usually look for a job using different devices everywhere, whether public transport, parks, restaurants, etc. That is why they should know how to change location on LinkedIn using an application for smartphones.

Step 1. Be sure the LinkedIn app is on your smartphone. Then launch the application and wait for it to load (considering your login and password are entered beforehand). 

Step 2. Now open the Home tab to start changing allocation on this website. Click on your avatar in the upper left-hand corner, just as you did it using a desktop version. 

Your mobile LI app
Your mobile LI app

Step 3. Now you have to see a dialogue box with your name, which is on high of the smartphone's screen. Under it, there are two highlighted in blue variants of action – «View Profile» and «Settings». You should press the first one. 

The opening menu of your LI profile
The opening menu of your LI profile

Step 4. In the new window, on the right-hand side of your main photo, you will see the icon of a pencil. If you find it, you are on the right track. Click on the pencil to continue changing the location on the LinkedIn app.

Your account page
Your account page
It turns out, due to LinkedIn, every 15 seconds, 1 person gets hired, which has increased to 25% of people changing jobs in 2021. 

Step 5. After this step, just as in a computer version, appear a pop-up window «Edit intro». Now, lower down the list until the sector «Location». Did you work out? I am sure about you.

Window where you can change your location on mobile
Window where you can change your location on mobile
Line where the data on location changes should be entered on mbile
Line where the data on location changes should be entered on mbile

Step 6. The last stage is to provide information about your location in the field «Country/Region». Pay your attention that the next two ones – «Postal code» and «City/District» – will be available to fill in only after writing the country. Add the postcode and elect your city or town, which the LinkedIn app will offer you. Once you complete this operation to press the blue button, «Save» below.

Excellent! Now you know how to change location on LinkedIn using a desktop and a mobile application. I hope my instructions with screenshots were comprehensible and valuable for you. The information about your location on LinkedIn can be altered with ease.

FAQ

Does location matter on LinkedIn?

On the one hand, geolocation allows you to find a needed vacancy for you, and on the other hand – to look for the most qualified person close to an employer. According to the experience, the indication of location is a piece of meaningful equipment for achieving such kinds of goals, which make easier a task for both sides. So, in finding convenient jobs, don't neglect the rules on how to change location on LinkedIn.

Can you have multiple locations on LinkedIn?

Let's clear up this question once and for all. For one thing, your double-location would confuse any potential employer and prevent the obtaining of desirable work. And secondly, no less important reason, with multiple geolocations, you may be deceived by a swindler.


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