Monday, February 6, 2012

The Art of Finding a #Fab Job Using @indeed

There is definitely an art to searching for a job online.  Be too specific, you end up with zero results.  Too vague, you'll have to sift through more pages than War and Peace.

My favorite site is .  This site is a metasearch site that pulls in jobs from all other websites.  (Think but for jobs instead of travel).  One of it's great features is that it saves your previous job searches at the bottom, so when you come back next time, just click on the link.  Click on advanced search and change the default to display 50 jobs at a time, SO much easier than clicking next every 5 seconds.  It also looks just like a google search, so it's super easy to navigate.  

I also like that you can filter for salary ranges, but be careful.  These aren't always accurate, especially if the employer doesn't provide details.  Better to have too many results than not enough, at least to start.  Also, if you are just starting to get an idea of what type of job you might like when you're done with school, leave the location you are searching for blank.  Even if you want to live in a particular city, this will give you an idea of what types of jobs are out there that you may be interested in. 

The key to a successful search is to try a variety of search options until you find what works best for you.  I usually stick to 5 or 6 key phrases (though my industry and skill set is fairly specific).  Your job search will consist of many different sites, but be sure to include as part of your core plan.

Good luck #collegegirl!

Cheryl Reynolds
College Girl to Working Girl


  1. is a fantastic source! I love the ease of how they consolidate jobs resources, and receive email notifications.

    I help people find jobs all the time for fun and will definitely recommend your blog for helping navigate the job search AND grow into a great career!!!

    I also recommend looking up county/town/chamber of commerce websites to view TONS of local companies you may not have been aware of. So many companies don't post beyond their own site. Just look at the companies you are interested in, and take a look at their websites.

  2. Thanks for your tips! We will definitely dedicate many more posts to the art of searching for a job. It is definitely an art, not a science.