Using Indeed to search for jobs
How do I find a job using Indeed? Do you search for jobs for me?
You can search for jobs from the Indeed home page or in the 'What'/'Where' boxes at the top of any page.
To run a search, simply type keywords into the 'What' box describing the kind of job you want, and enter a city, state/province or zip/postal code in the 'Where' box. Then click the 'Find Jobs' button or hit the Enter key on your keyboard.
Take a look at our job search tips for more guidance, or try our advanced job search for additional options.
After you've run a search, click on any job title to view the job details. This takes you out of Indeed to the website listing the job.
How do I submit my resume and apply to jobs?
After you've run a search, click on a job title to view the original job posting. Application instructions should be available on the website where the job is posted, and may be different for each website.
You cannot enter your resume and apply to jobs directly on Indeed. We are not involved with the actual application or hiring process for jobs in our search results, except internal postings for employment at Indeed. Nor does Indeed have any contact information for the companies in our search results.
How do you rank the search results?
Jobs are ranked solely by relevance or date. We do not accept payment to include jobs in the search engine or to improve their ranking.
How do I see only new jobs?
To only show jobs that have been added to the site since you last visited, click on the Show: new jobs link near the top of any search results.
If you want to change this setting for all your searches go to your preferences and for Job Age choose Show jobs published "since my last visit." Click 'Save Preferences' -- all new job searches will now return only listings that have been added to Indeed since your last visit.
Why does the search results page say that there are more results than I can see?
We remove duplicate jobs from our search results. To view duplicate jobs, click the "Repeat your search with the omitted job postings included" link at end of your search results.
How do I find jobs closer or farther from where I'm searching?
Change the radius using the "distance" drop-down box near the top of the results page.
If you want to change the radius for all your job searches, open your preferences, select a different radius, and click 'Save Preferences.' All new job searches will use the radius you selected.
My search is not returning enough results. What can I do?
- Check your spelling: Both the 'What' and 'Where' and make sure the zip/postal code or state/province abbreviation is correct
- Remove search terms: By default our search results contain jobs with ALL of the words in the 'What' box. If you want to find jobs with ANY of the words, use OR between the search terms.
- Increase your radius: You may need to look farther away to get the results you want.
My job search is returning too many jobs. What can I do?
- Refine your search: The left column on the search results page contains links to help you narrow down your search. If the left column is not showing, click "Refine your search" at the top the page.
- Add more terms to the 'What' box: include any words that you would like the job title or description to contain
- Include a location: If you have not specified a location, add a city, state, or zip code to the 'Where' box.
When I search using my zip code, it also returns jobs from other locations. Why?
Jobs are returned within 25
miles of the location you specify by default, but you can change the radius of your search to get the results you want.
My search results are showing my city, but in the wrong state. What should I do?
Add the state to the 'Where' box and search again. If you don't enter a state, we show results from the biggest city with that name. For example, just entering 'Austin' will give you jobs in Austin, Texas. If you want Austin in Ohio, you must enter 'Austin, Ohio' or 'Austin, OH'.
Can I save my job search?
Yes. You may save your job search as a Job Alert email or as an RSS feed. Choose one or both to have new jobs matching your search automatically delivered to you. You may save as many different job searches as you like.
What is a Job Alert email?
If you save your job search as a Job Alert email, you will receive daily or weekly emails containing links to new jobs matching your search criteria. You may set up as many Job Alerts as you like and you may cancel them at any time.
What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a way to subscribe to a website and have new content delivered to you. In order to use RSS, you need an RSS reader. Internet Explorer, Firefox, and other web browsers have RSS readers built-in. There are also online RSS readers like Bloglines or Google Reader, and downloadable programs like NewsNetWire that you can use to view RSS feeds.
How do I get notified if a job becomes available? How do I create a Job Alert?
If you would like to be notified by email whenever jobs that match your criteria become available you can create a Job Alert. A Job Alert will email you on a daily or weekly basis with any new matches to your search.
To create a Job Alert you should first perform a job search. Click on the "Get new jobs for this search by email" link at the top of the results page. Enter your email address and click the "Save Alert" button.
You will then be sent a confirmation email containing a link you must click to activate your alert.
After your alert is activated you will receive your first email within 24 hours.
How do I confirm my Job Alerts?
In every Job Alert confirmation email there is a link that reads, "Click here to verify your job alert". Clicking on this link will automatically confirm your alert. You should start receiving alerts within 24 hours. If your email software does not display this link you will see directions to copy and paste a url (http://...) in your web browser.
How do I stop my Job Alerts?
Click the "Cancel" link at the end of every Job Alert email.
My alert is not giving me the jobs I want. How do I edit my Job Alert?
Click on the "Edit" link at the top of the alert email to change your search. Edit the keywords in the 'What' box and/or the location in the 'Where' box and click on Update to save your changes.
Why aren't I receiving my Job Alert emails?
- Job Alert emails are only sent when new jobs that match your search are found. You can edit your Job Alert to get better results.
- Be sure that you have 'firstname.lastname@example.org' as a safe sender for any spam blocking software.
- Check your spam, junk, or deleted folders. Job Alert emails may have been moved automatically.
I accidentally canceled my Job Alert. How do I recreate it?
Unfortunately we can not recreate a canceled Job Alert, but it is easy to create a new one.
My Job Alerts only show me 20 results. How do I see the rest of them?
Indeed Job Alerts are capped at 20 results per notification. When you click the 'all matching results' link you are taken to our website, which shows all matches for your searches, both old and new.
If you sort the search results by date the first matching results will be the new jobs mentioned in the email.