Indeed Tips To Help You Find a Job

By Indeed Editorial Team

Updated February 27, 2021 | Published February 25, 2020

Updated February 27, 2021

Published February 25, 2020

Searching for a job can be an exciting time in your life, especially if you are looking to find your dream job after completing your education or learning a new skill. Indeed makes it easier to find a wide range of jobs in the industry in which you want to work. Using some of the most helpful tips can simplify your job search process and increase your chances of landing the job you want. In this article, we will discuss some of the top Indeed tips.

Using Indeed for your job search

Although you can find a number of job boards online, not all of these boards offer the same tools and resources designed for improving the way you search for opportunities.

At Indeed, you can search with several different parameters or filters in place, such as location, job title, experience level, salary, industry and how long you plan to stay in the position. It can feel a little overwhelming to search hundreds or even thousands of positions, so having the option to filter your results can help you focus your search on what you really want.

Another tool that Indeed offers is the option to set up job alerts. Using these alerts will help you make sure you never miss a position that fits what you want to do in your career.

Other tools and resources help you maximize your job search and increase your odds of getting hired. Using all the tools that benefit you and your career goals will make it easier to be aware of what positions are available and apply instantly.

Helpful tips to use Indeed

When it comes to searching for a new job, tips to make it easier are always helpful and welcome. This time in your life is often both exciting and nerve-racking, especially if you worry about missing out on a job that appeals to you and aligns with your goals.

Use these tips to improve your job search process on Indeed:

Set up a profile

You can use Indeed without an account or profile, but when you do so, you are browsing as a guest, which means you cannot set up job alerts or use the other available tools. The first tip to improving your job search is to set up an account on Indeed. The account is free and it allows you to enter information about yourself, your experience and education and what you want to do. Your account also allows you to save jobs that you may want to apply for later, which will appear on the My Jobs page of your profile.

An account also makes it easy to review the status of jobs for which you have applied. The My Jobs page also includes all the jobs you have submitted applications for, so you can see where you are in the process if the employer has this feature set up.

Related: Q&A: How Long Should You Wait To Hear Back About a Job?

Add your resume

After you set up your personal profile, the next tip is to upload your resume through Indeed. Although you can apply for jobs directly through the websites of the companies that have the positions posted, many offer the option to apply instantly with the information you have in your Indeed profile. When you have your resume uploaded, you can include this with a single click rather than having to locate the file and attach it to a separate application.

It is helpful to upload your resume to your profile before you start applying for positions. Indeed Resume is a flexible template that makes it easy to fill in your relevant skills, education and work experience.

Employers with open positions often use Indeed Resume to search for candidates as well, so even if you do not see or apply for a position, using this tool could help you appear in searches. When you have a resume uploaded through this tool, you are potentially allowing employers to contact you directly regarding open opportunities for which you may be a good fit.

Use the "easy apply" feature

Indeed also offers a tool that allows you to apply for an open position instantly with one click. This feature, called “easy apply,” is offered on many job postings on the site. When this appears as an option within a job listing that you want to apply for, simply click the button and which quickly submits your application with the information you have listed on your Indeed Resume. It's a faster method than the regular apply function.

Browse by location

When you search by job title, salary or industry, you may get hundreds of listings, including positions in areas that are far from where you live or want to live. Browsing positions by location can help you narrow down the search field and view jobs that are close by. Within the search bar, you can include a specific zip code or a city and state to only see open positions in a specific area.

After adding the location, you can then add job titles of positions that interest you or add filters to eliminate some of the positions that don't interest you as much.

If you would like to learn more about a specific position or career option, view the Career Paths page, where you can view common job duties, salary information and education and experience requirements for more than 100 jobs.

Related: Guide: Using Job Search

Set up job alerts

Job alerts are updates that come through your mobile device or email inbox when a new position becomes available and fits the criteria you have established. With job alerts in place, you can be one of the first candidates to apply for a job when an employer posts it on the site.

You can use this tool to set up a single alert or multiple alerts with different criteria, as well as receive information daily or weekly. Managing alerts is also easy within your profile, as you can establish the frequency of receiving them or modify the alert parameters.

If you prefer to see alerts on your laptop or desktop computer, consider downloading plugins for the web browser you use. Indeed plugins are available on Firefox and Chrome, as well as on the Google Toolbar. With the plugin installed, you will see immediate alerts and updates about new positions, along with any messages from employers that you may receive through your profile.

Use the mobile app

Indeed has a mobile app available for both Android and Apple devices. This app features many of the same functions available on the website, allowing you to stay connected to potential openings as they become available. The functionality of the app includes job searches, resume posting and applying for positions.

Apply right away

When you see a job that interests you, it is easy to apply instantly through Indeed. You can use Indeed's website or mobile app to submit your application. When you are one of the first to apply, you may be able to increase your chances of being interviewed.

Research companies

If you find a job or company that is particularly interesting to you, it is helpful to do some research on your own to learn more about the company. This research can help you understand what it might be like to work for the company, as well as prepare for an interview where you might face questions about the business and its history.

Indeed company pages often include reviews, photos, average salaries and questions and answers from current and former employees. You may also learn more about the culture of the company. By performing some research, you can make sure it is a good fit for you and outline any questions you may have to ask the person conducting the interview.

Related: What is Corporate Culture?

Identify job search filters

The filters within Indeed's job search function allow you to establish parameters so you are only viewing jobs that fit within your desired path or industry. You can filter with specific keywords, job types, salary information, company, level of experience and location. Advanced search techniques allow you to include more specific parameters to identify only the positions that are within a certain area or have an exact job title.

Consider international opportunities

Indeed also has an international component on its site, featuring listings for jobs that are available outside of the United States. If you have an interest in traveling abroad and experiencing another culture as you gain work experience, you can use this area of the Indeed website to find opportunities that come from top international job boards, newspapers, individual company career pages and content websites.

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