Job Search 101: How to Set Up Personalized Job Alerts Through E-mail

Are you looking for ways to job search more efficiently? Do you wish that potential opportunities could come to you, rather than having to search through multiple company websites and search engines?

If your answer to both of these questions is “yes”, the following tip will help incorporate both factors into your job search. Save time when you are looking for opportunities, and set up e-mail alerts on your favorite job search websites (LinkUp, Indeed, etc.). Follow the steps below to set up your own job alerts that will be delivered directly to your e-mail.
As you’ll see in the screenshots from Indeed, once you’ve created your search terms for the type of position you’d like to look for, there will be a blue “Get new jobs for this search by e-mail” hyperlink below. Click this hyperlink, and insert the e-mail address you’d like the notices sent to. Click “Save Alert”.

After you click “Save Alert”, the following message will ask you to check your e-mail for a confirmation.

An e-mail will pop into your inbox, and you simply will want to activate your job alert by click the appropriate link.

Done; it’s as simple as that. Now, every time an opportunity becomes available that fits within your search criteria it will show up in your inbox.

Would you like additional tips and tricks to make the most of your job search? Do you have a specific question? Connect with the Career Services Department today!