Setup alerts to be sent to your email
- Make a list of job titles to search for (Example: receptionist, office assistant, or secretary).
- Create email alerts at all of the sites you register with.
- Sites to find job listings:
- Check your email for listings that were sent to you only a couple of times a day (like early morning and lunch). I receive about 20 emails each day with listings featuring my selected keywords.
Sign up for RSS feeds.
RSS stands for Really Simple Syndication. It’s a service that will keep you updated on the latest content from websites you are interested in. You save time by not needing to visit each site individually.
Which RSS feeds should you sign up for?
Use Google Alerts.
Google Alerts is a free service that email you when Google finds new search results.
- a Craigslist job search by keyword
- a job search by keyword for a particular company
- most of the same uses as RSS feeds, if you want the results emailed to you
- Use Google Alerts to Job Search [The Undercover Recruiter]
IFTTT stands for If This, Then That. It is a free service that allows to you to connect multiple internet services and create your own “recipes” to trigger actions. For example, you can create a “recipe” to get an email or text message when a job posting is live. While I have not used the service, I have read that it is a powerful tool that can be used to cause calendar entries to be created, text messages to be sent, and Twitter updates to be made.
Others posts in this series:
- A Job Search To Do List
- How To Spend Your Unemployed Days
- 5 Step Guide to Surviving a Layoff Financially
- Unemployment: Why Did This Happen to Me?
- Working Mom Unemployed: Now What?