The Following Article will Outline How to Look for a Job on Indeed.
Indeed – http://www.indeed.com/
Because Indeed lists more jobs than any other job site, it is crucial that you look on Indeed when you are looking for a job. You also need to correctly use the Search tool. Indeed offers both basic and advanced searches; using these effectively will help you find the jobs you’re looking for.
Let’s go step-by-step through both basic and advanced searches.
Please note: Indeed’s format is constantly changing; therefore, there is a small chance the information in this article could change over time.
How to Do Basic Searches
Indeed makes basic searches super easy. Go to the Find Jobs section. There you will find two search bars. One is What, which is the job title you are looking for. The other is Where, the location where you want to work. Enter the job you are looking for in What and the job location in Where and click the Find Jobs button. Different jobs will pop up. Apply for the ones that meet your criteria.
How to Do Advanced Job Searches
The difference between basic and advanced job search is the ability of the advanced to look up jobs with more defined criteria. In many cases I recommend this as you can be very exact in what you are looking for avoiding jobs that do not match what you are looking for. Below you will find step by step how to use the advances job search function.
Step 1 – On the Find Jobs page, click Advanced Job Search, found in right middle corner beneath the Find Jobs button.
Step 2 – On the advanced job search page, you will find the following categories: With All of These Words, With the Exact Phrase, With At Least One of These Words, With None of These Words, With These Words in the Title, From This Company, Show Jobs of Type, Show Jobs From, Salary Estimate, Location, Age, & Display. Below you will find information on how to use each of these categories.
A) With All of These Words – This category is for searching key words. For example, if you were looking for a C# developer job, you might enter the key word “C#.”
B) With the Exact Phrase – Use this category when you want to find a specific job title or kind of job. For example, enter the exact phrase “entry level” if you are looking for an entry level job.
C) With At Least One of These Words –Use this category if you’re looking for a certain type of job, but the key words don’t have to be in any particular order. For example, if you were looking for jobs only in the pharmaceutical industry, choose this option and enter “pharmaceutical” into the search box.
D) With None of These Words – This category helps you narrow down your search by eliminating jobs that contain an unwanted word. For example, if you are looking for a customer service job but do not want one that requires a quota, you would type “quota” and no jobs with the word quota in the description will pop up.
E) With These Words in the Title – Using this option, you can look for jobs with key words in the title. For example, if you were looking for an accountant job in accounts payable you might type “accounts payable” to ensure those jobs pop up in the search results.
F) From This Company – In this search option, you can search for jobs being posted by a specific company. For example, if you wanted to work for the Acme Corporation, you would type that in the search. For the most part, I would not recommend using this category because it will greatly limit your search.
G) Show Jobs of Type – This is a drop-down menu which gives you the option of choosing the type of job you are interested in: All Job Types, Full-time, Part-time, Contract, Internship, Temporary.
H) Show Jobs From – This is a drop-down menu which gives you the choice of what sites you are interested in looking for jobs on: All Web Sites, Job Boards Only, and Employer Web Sites Only. For the most part, I would keep it open by selecting All Web Sites because you will have access to more jobs.
I) Salary Estimate – In this section, select a yearly salary range, such as $50,000 or $40K-$90K. For the most part, I would not recommend putting anything in this section because many companies do not include salary in their job listings.
J) Location – Select the location of the job you are searching for, either by city or ZIP Code/postal code. From a drop-down menu, select how far of a commute from the location you are willing to do: Only In, Within 5 Miles of, Within 10 Miles of, Within 15 Miles of, Within 25 Miles of, Within 50 Miles of. For example, if you are looking for a job within a 15-mile radius of Milwaukee, Wisconsin you would select from the drop-down Within 15 Miles of and enter “Milwaukee, WI” in the location box. If you wanted a more exact search, type in a ZIP Code/postal code and select Within 15 Miles of in the drop-down.
K) Age – For this section, select from a drop-down how old a job you want to search for. In other words, how long that job has been posted. The drop-down choices are: Anytime, Within 15 Days, Within 7 Days, Within 3 Days, Since Yesterday, Since My Last Visit. When you first start using the tool, I recommend choosing Anytime. When you have done a few advanced searches and have seen many of the old jobs, then change to Yesterday or Since My Last Visit to only be shown new jobs.
L) Display & Relevance/Date – These sections allow you to choose how many jobs you want to see per page and how you’d like them displayed, by relevance or date the job was posted. Relevance will show you jobs that are the most relevant to your search criteria; therefore, it is recommended.
How to Create Job alerts on Indeed
Like most job boards, Indeed allows you to create job alerts so that you can be notified daily about job opportunities. Indeed sends job alerts based on searches you have done. For instance, if you search for “Teacher in Hartford,” you will be sent similar jobs in your alert. You can set up job alerts in two easy steps.
Step 1 – Click your email icon in the top right corner. In the drop-down menu, choose My Subscriptions.
Step 2 – On the Subscriptions page, it asks if you would like to receive daily emails. Select Get a Daily Email with Recommended Jobs. You will also be given the option of receiving other marketing emails. I would not check this because you will receive emails about non-relevant jobs and other solicitations.
Quick Apply Job on Indeed
The great thing about Indeed is the ability to quick apply for jobs. Some jobs allow you to apply by simply clicking the job and then hitting the Apply button. Quick apply uses your Indeed resume profile instead of having to go through a long application process, saving a ton of time. It also allows you to apply for many jobs in a short amount of time.
By following the advice given in this article, a job seeker will be able to create effective Indeed profiles and apply for jobs on the world’s largest job platform.