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Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!
Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!

Are you spending hours looking through job postings? STOP!  Set up alerts on the different job websites including LinkedIn.

In my new book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make your Next Career Move, the eighth chapter discusses job websites and how to set up alerts.

Excerpt from book: Get Back to Work

First, a disclaimer: Using job boards should not be your primary means of looking for work!

With this said, there are many valuable job-related websites in existence today . Some of the best ones that I have found are listed in Appendix C . In addition, there are sites such as Indeed and Simply Hired that aggregate job listings from thousands of websites, including company career pages, various other job boards, newspapers, and even state and federal job boards . It is also a good idea to search for professional organizations affiliated with your specialty, as these organizations may have a page on their website for companies to post positions .

Do not forget to explore federal, state, city, county, and school websites . Keep in mind that applying for a state or federal job is a usually a more detailed process and it might take a while to apply for just one job . To help ease the process, try to find someone in your area who has experience with applying for state or federal jobs . If you do opt to utilize job boards to upload your résumé, be sure to periodically review the information you have uploaded to ensure that it is current and that old versions of your résumé are not still floating around . You don’t want to spend all of your time scrolling through job boards, as it should be spent networking or making connections with companies where you want to work .

So, to use your time wisely, create alerts on these job sites . Alerts are emails sent to you when the site finds new results that match keywords that you have entered . The value of doing this is that it will save you those endless hours of searching job listings . You can then set aside time each day to review these alerts in your email .

To create an alert, simply go to one of the job sites on the Internet, set up keywords that relate to the type of position you want, and enter your email address . An alert will then be automatically generated every time a specific keyword or term that you have entered appears on a website . Anytime a job is posted with that keyword, you will be notified by e-mail . Set up multiple alerts so that all of your keywords are in not in one alert .

Please share any tips below that you have found to be helpful when you were, or are, looking for work.

For more information on my new book, Get Back to Work: Smart and Savvy Real-World Strategies to Make Your Next Career Move, visit www.GetBacktoWork.biz.

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