LinkedIn offers free premium Job Seeker accounts for one year for individuals who have served in the Armed Forces or are currently serving. The Job Seeker account includes:
The upgraded functionality available with the Job Seeker account is most helpful when you are actively searching for a job. You will get the most value when you are seeking your post-military service job and ready to apply and interview for that employment.
At the end of the one free year, you will no longer receive the Job Seeker benefits and you will return to a standard account. It will cost you $29.99 to continue with the Job Seeker account.
To upgrade to a Job Seeker account, you must first create a standard LinkedIn account. To ensure you are eligible to receive the free Job Seeker account, add the following to the Experience section of your LinkedIn profile:
After you have done this, go to https://linkedinforgood.linkedin.com/programs/veterans/premiumform and click on the link to “Free Job Seeker Account”.
You will then need to provide several pieces of information, including your name, email address, current LinkedIn account URL, and military status information.
Please be patient, as the Job Seeker upgrade typically takes 7-10 days to be approved and go live.
Simply click “Free Course on Lynda.com” and complete the same process outlined above. Once again, approval takes 7-10 days and, upon approval, you will receive a product key to access Lynda.com sent to the e-mail address associated with your LinkedIn account. Please use a non-government e-mail to ensure you receive your product key. You do not need to have requested your free Job Seeker account to redeem your free one-year subscription to Lynda.com.
Still have questions? Check out Lynda.com’s video tutorial, Get LinkedIn Premium and Lynda.com subscriptions.
Still searching for more in-depth assistance regarding your transition, education, or job search? Contact your installation’s Transition Readiness staff and ask the Marine For Life Network on LinkedIn.
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