THE GOOD

One stop for any job search:

Indeed.com is a job search engine, which aggregates job postings from thousands of sources and posts them on one site. Instead of visiting five or six different online job sites, Indeed brings the power of many into the power of one. This saves you lots of time in your job search. When you apply to a job on Indeed, you will most likely be redirected to another search site to apply. This can be slightly irritating, but it's worth it for the efficiency gains from only having to search one job site.

Best keyword tool for a targeted search:

Instead of thinking up more categories for you to parse your job search criteria, Indeed simply walks you through a progression of keywords on their advanced search tab. Simply enter a phrase like, "social media marketing." You can also exclude information such as a location you don't want to work in. It's more efficient to include or exclude words, phrases, or companies rather than having a user check an industry box, a job category box, or any other random criteria. Using Indeed.com's method, you simply enter text of what you want to show up in your job search.

Mobile product that covers every user:

Indeed.com provides their job search engine product in convenient format for almost all smartphones, tablets, or other Internet-enabled mobile devices. Dedicated iPhone, iPad, and Android apps can be downloaded. Indeed does not have a dedicated BlackBerry or Windows app, but its mobile-optimized website renders well on all mobile devices to let you search on the go.

THE BAD

Lacks strong career resources:

What's not part of Indeed's focus is comprehensive career resources for people looking to develop or enhance their careers. Indeed does provide forums for certain sectors of the labor force as well as some salary information. Both are useful, but many job seekers benefit even more so from resume writing tools or articles on career advice and networking.

THE DETAILS

Details
Job Site Type Job Search Engine
Year founded 2004

FEATURES

Title
  • Free Browsing Users can search and browse for jobs on the website without creating an account or signing in.

  • International Users can browse for jobs outside of the U.S.

  • Most Recent Users can browse the most recent jobs on the site.

  • Nationwide Users can browse for jobs available in all 50 U.S. states.

  • Salary Range Users can search for jobs based on a specified salary range.

  • Categories The website offers specific categories, such as industry, to narrow the job search.

  • City or Zip Code Users can target their job search to a specific city or zip code.

  • Company Users can browse jobs by company.

  • Exclude Job Postings Users can exclude job postings based on certain criteria, such as staffing agencies or lack of salary information.

  • Job Title Users can search jobs by job title.

  • Job Type Users can filter the search by position type, such as full-time, part-time, remote, contract, or internship.

  • Keywords Users can search for jobs using keywords.

  • Other Advanced Filters Users can conduct advanced job searches to filter results on very specific criteria.

  • Saved Searches Users can save job searches to use at another time.

  • Experience Users can search jobs based on the experience level required.

  • Create Account The website enables users to create an online account to access additional features.

  • Email Alerts Users can receive alerts via email for jobs posted that match preselected criteria.

  • Post Resume Users can post a resume on the job website.

  • Tailored Jobs The website delivers tailored jobs based on the user's profile, experience, or resume information.

  • Salary Information The website offers salary and compensation statistics for different positions.

  • Career Articles and Advice The website provides a collection of articles on career advice and other topics.

  • Interview Prep The website offers assistance with interview preparation.

  • Job Forums The website offers job forums for discussion on careers.

  • Networking Resources The websites provides networking resources for job searchers.

  • Resume Resources The website offers resume writing, evaluation, or distribution services.

  • Email The company provides email support.

  • FAQ The company has a dedicated section for answers to frequently asked questions about job searching.

  • Apply Free Users can apply to jobs without paying.

  • Quick Apply The website offers a feature to help users apply to multiple jobs quickly.

  • Multiple Resume Upload The website enables users to upload and store multiple resumes.

  • Android App The service provides an Android app.

  • iPad App The service provides an iPad app.

  • iPhone App The service provides an iPhone app.

  • Mobile Website The job site has a mobile-optimized website compatible with mobile devices.

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