A Job Seeker’s Friend – Indeed.com

As I was leaving work today one of my co-workers asked if I had ever heard of a website called Indeed.com; I hadn’t, so I decided to do some research to see what it was all about.  At first glance it seemed to be a basic job searching site, similar to CareerBuilder or It’s About Jobs, but the more I looked the more I was impressed.  Here’s what I found:

Indeed.com is a great search engine for jobs, allowing job seekers to find jobs posted on thousands of company career sites and job boards in one easy search.  In just 3 easy steps a searcher can narrow jobs by company, position, wage range, etc.

Step 1: Type in the ‘What’ section words to describe the kind of job you are looking for (i.e. job title, required skills or employer name).

Step 2: Type in the  ‘Where’ section the city, the State or the zip code where you want to find a job.

Step 3: Click ‘Find Jobs’.

Your job search can be narrowed to exclude items by typing ‘not’ before any word, and modified to find jobs containing an exact phrase, by putting double quotation marks around your search terms.  Once you have your search narrowed to the specific position you are looking for, you can create a profile on Indeed.com in order to receive emails when similar job postings show up.  If the specific job you are looking for appears on the list of open jobs you can click “Apply” and you will be taken directly to the company website to complete the application process.

“Indeed was selected by Time Magazine as one of the Top 10 Websites, by PC Magazine as one of the Top 100 Classic Web Sites and by PC World as one of the Best 50 Websites.”

You can visit their blog for more information and to keep up on specific hiring trends and receive tips for completing a job search.

If you have personally used Indeed.com and have any feedback I would love to hear from you.

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