Cool Tools to Search for Jobs Online

Cool Tools to Search for Jobs Online

Stop wasting hours searching for jobs online. If you are spending more than 10% of your time searching online for jobs, you are wasting your time. Use these cool tools to automate the search process, so you can focus on networking into the right role.

Monitor 87 Social Media Channels with IFTTT

Put the Internet to work for you--get job alerts and company information emailed directly to your inbox, automatically!

Put the Internet to work for you–get job alerts and company information emailed directly to your inbox, automatically!

Setup an application called “ifttt” — “If This Then That” — to send you an email whenever you are mentioned on Twitter.

Sign up for a free account at http://ifttt.com/

Browse and use recipes for pre-made monitoring, such as:

  • Sending an email alert when your target company is mentioned in The New York Times.
  • Sending an email alert when your name is mentioned on Google+.
  • Track all new Twitter followers.
  • Email tomorrow’s weather, so you know whether to bring an umbrella to your interviews.
  • And anything else that you need to know or can think of.
  • Create an Evernote page with saved hashtag searches on Twitter.

Be as creative and detailed as you need to be to monitor your online presence effectively.

Set Up Google Alerts

Sign into your Google account, and visit http://www.google.com/alerts.
Use your name as the search query and determine what information you want searched:

  • Everything, News, Blogs, Video, Discussions, Book
  • How often you want to receive email alerts
  • How broad you want the results to be (Everything, Only the Best Results)
  • Where you want the alerts sent.

Now select the phrases that you want to monitor:

  • Your own name.
  • The name of an executive with whom you hope to interview.
  • The names of companies you are targeting.
  • Industry topics of interest.
  • And anything else that you need to know to enhance your job search.

Some tips:
Using quotation marks results in these sample search results:
Removing the quote marks makes it more likely that you will receive results that are irrelevant.

You can modify these alerts at any time, so start with broad results and you can refine them over time.

Set Up Alerts from Job Boards

Let Indeed.com, Glassdoor.com, Monster.com, Dice.com, and LinkedIn do the legwork for you. These automated alerts (sometimes called “agents” or “saved searches”) will generate the results you need without your having to visit each site every day. Considering the fact that you should be spending more time on human connections than on scouring the job boards, this is an easy method to ensure you are not missing any good opportunities without requiring you to commit endless time to the process.

Now select the phrases that you want to monitor:

  • Job title
  • Geographical region
  • Industry
  • Job characteristics
  • And any other specifics of your target job that you want to know about.

Setting up alerts will save you time and frustration in your executive job search. If you need assistance in setting up these alerts, or in any other aspect of your job search process, please call Five Strengths.

 

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Amy L Adler markets senior executives with persuasive executive resume writing, compelling LinkedIn profile development, and masterful job search coaching, so they can identify and obtain the executive career of their dreams.