Show Hiring Managers That You’re Ready To Work

By Indeed Editorial Team

Updated September 2, 2022

Published July 20, 2020

The Indeed Editorial Team comprises a diverse and talented team of writers, researchers and subject matter experts equipped with Indeed's data and insights to deliver useful tips to help guide your career journey.

Ready to work is a feature on Indeed that allows you to signal to hiring managers that you’re immediately available to work. Simply turn the feature on to become discoverable to hiring managers filtering applicants that are ready to work.

Confirm the ready-to-work option

I’m available to start work immediately: I'm available to start immediately means you're immediately available for any job. Turn this off if this no longer applies to your situation.

Confirm the ready-to-work option on your profile.

Note: If you previously used the #readytowork tag in the summary of your resume, we now recommend removing that tag.

Upload your resume to Indeed

Upload your most current resume document to Indeed. By uploading a resume to Indeed, you can quickly apply to multiple jobs, rather than individually uploading a resume for each job application.

When uploading your resume, you will be prompted to select if you want to enable the ready-to-work feature. When enabled, employers will be notified that you’re ready for immediate employment opportunities.

Related: How To Write a Resume During COVID-19

Ensure your resume is set to searchable on Indeed

Your resume must be set to searchable on Indeed in order for employers to filter by “ready to work” and view your resume. Setting your profile to "searchable" makes your resume discoverable to hiring managers searching Indeed for candidates like you. You can make your resume searchable or unsearchable at any time.

Hiring managers will have the option to filter by “ready to work now” availability as they review resumes. This option is ideal for companies who are urgently hiring and need employees to start as soon as possible, rather than waiting the conventional 2-week notice period for an employee to start work.

By turning on the ready-to-work feature on your Indeed resume, your resume will show up in relevant search results for companies who are hiring now.

Read more: Companies Hiring Now

More tips for finding a job fast

In addition to turning on ready to work, here are a few other tips for finding a job fast.

1. Search for urgently hiring companies

If you type “Urgently Hiring” into the Indeed search bar in the “what” field and enter your location in the “where” field, you will be able to view jobs that companies have identified they are urgently hiring for. This is beneficial to your job search because you can be sure these are all jobs that employers are actively looking to quickly fill.

2. Consider searching for remote or WFH jobs

COVID-19 may affect the ability for some companies to have all of their employees gathered in an office or place of business. By searching for Work From Home (WFH), Remote, or Temporarily Remote jobs, you may be able to get to work sooner rather than waiting for businesses to be allowed to work in a physical location again.

To search for these jobs, type “WFH” or “Remote” in the “where” field in your Indeed job search.

3. Prep for virtual interviews

It is likely that you may have to interview for a job virtually. This may be the first time you have ever had to do an interview via a video call. Make sure to practice for this situation so that you are prepared to confidently interview for your next opportunity.

Read more: How To Succeed in a Virtual Interview


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