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How to Create Google Alerts for Jobs Search?

Last Updated on April 17, 2022 by Admin

Google Alerts is a great solution if you’ve ever spent hours searching for a specific job opening but didn’t know the best way to find it when it popped up. It is an email notification service, but it also collects news stories and web articles based on your desired topic. It can keep you updated with your industry or just your favorite company. Find out how!

What is a Google Alert?

Google Alert is a free service from Google that allows you to subscribe to email alerts or RSS feeds of specific words, phrases, and topics. You can find out when Google indexes new content related to the terms you are interested in.

For example, if your search for “job” generates an alert about a job opening, it is likely the perfect time to apply for the position.

You can get emails when new results for a topic appear in Google Search. For example, you can get info about news, products, or mentions of your name.

How to use Google Alert

Google Alerts is a great way to track your interests and stay up-to-date with what’s happening. To set up alerts, go to Google Alerts and enter your keywords.

You can also pick how often you want to get alerts, how many per page results, and other criteria. You can even have your alerts sent to an RSS feed on your favorite website or blog.

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How to set up Google Alerts

1. Things to Consider before setting up the alert

Before setting up the alert, think about what you want to be notified about. Do you want to know about new jobs posted everywhere or just for specific companies? Do you want to see when a company hires or has changed its vacancies? Once you have decided on the specifics, go to Google and set up your alerts.

It would help if you were specific about the types of jobs you want alerts for, the types of media you want to be alerted about, and your location. It would also help decide how often you want alerts and what time frame you want them delivered in.

2. Create an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Enter a topic you want to follow in the box at the top.
  3. To change your settings, click Show options. You can change:
    • How often do you get notifications
    • The types of sites you’ll see
    • Your language
    • The part of the world you want info from
    • How many results do you want to see
    • What accounts get the alert
  4. Click Create Alert. You’ll get emails whenever Google finds matching search results.



Advanced Tips:

It’s 2022. Obviously, when a potential employer gets your resume, they will Google you. There are a wide array of Google Alert tactics. However, there’s no need to get too fancy too soon. Start with the basic level. We recommend creating Google Alerts such as:

  • [INSERT SPECIFIC KEYWORD] + hiring
  • [INSERT SPECIFIC COMPANY] + “press release” + jobs
  • [INSERT SPECIFIC LOCATION] + [INSERT OCCUPATION] + [YOUR CITY] jobs
  • [INSERT SPECIFIC INDUSTRY] + [YOUR CITY] + “company expanding”
  • Jobs in [INSERT SPECIFIC INDUSTRY] + [YOUR CITY]
  • Hot jobs in [INSERT SPECIFIC INDUSTRY]

Examples;

Construction+jobs+Mumbai

“BIM Modeler”

Job openings in LNTECC

Other terms could include “recruitment,” “job openings,” “careers,” “new positions,” and your city if you’re not able to relocate, etc.

3. Edit an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to an alert, click the Edit pencil icon.
  3. If you don’t see any options, click Show options.
  4. Make your changes.
  5. Click Update Alert.
  6. To change how you get alerts, click the Settings gear icon, check the options you want and click Save.

4. Delete an alert

  1. Go to Google Alerts.
  2. Next to the alert you want to remove, click Delete.
  3. Optional: You can also delete an alert by clicking Unsubscribe at the bottom of an alert email.



Conclusion

There are many reasons why people use Google Alerts – to stay up-to-date with the news, make sure they know if their favorite celebrity is in the hospital, or see if their name comes up on the internet. Google alerts can also be used to track your company’s presence on the web to help you find a new job.

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