How to Set Up Indeed Job Alerts

Instructions for Signing Up for Indeed.com Email Job Alerts

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A good way to save job searching time is to set up Job Alerts on Indeed.com and the other job sites you use. You can set up alerts based on your search queries. You'll receive an email message notifying you when new jobs are posted.

Using a Job Alert will ensure you get new jobs as soon as they are posted. In addition, it will save time because you won't have to go back to the website and search as often.

That said, it's still a good idea to search Indeed manually a few times a week, so you're sure that you haven't missed any relevant job postings.

Here's information on how to set up a Job Alert on Indeed.com, how to edit or change your alerts, and how to delete alerts if you no longer want to receive them.

How to Set Up Indeed.com Job Alerts

You'll need to register to create an account on Indeed.com, or you can log in with your Facebook account to set up email job alerts, which are notifications of new job postings.

Register or Sign In to Indeed. Then search for jobs by job title, keywords or company name and the location where you want to work. When you get the search results, click on Get new jobs for this search by email on the right side of the page next to the envelope. You will now see Job alerts active.

Once the alert is set up, you will receive a once a day notification of new job openings by email.

Click on Job alerts active to edit, pause or delete your alert. You will also be able to add alerts for more search terms and/or locations.

How to Edit Indeed Job Alerts

If you're not getting the right types of jobs or you want to change the frequency of your alerts you can edit them. You will need to be signed in on Indeed and then click on Job alerts active to see a list of your job alerts.

Click on edit next to the alert to change it. Options to change include:

  • What (job title, keywords or company name)
  • Where (city, state, or zip)
  • When (daily or weekly emails)
  • Cancel (to go back to the previous screen and not change your alert)

If you're actively job searching, it's a good idea to get daily alerts so you won't be delayed in applying for jobs. If you get them weekly, the jobs could be filled by the time you apply.

Confirming Your Alerts

For each alert you set up, you'll receive an email confirmation from Indeed. Click on the link in the email message to activate your alerts.

How to Add New Job Alerts

If you want to receive alerts for different type of jobs, log in to Indeed and go to the drop-down menu in the upper right corner. Select Alerts from the dropdown, which will bring you to the page where you can manage all of your job alerts. Under Create an email job alert enter the keywords (what) and location (where) you want to receive job listings for. You can also select a radius of miles around the city you selected. Click Create alert and you're done.

How to Delete Indeed Job Alerts

When you have found a job or changed the type of position you're seeking it's easy to change your settings.

Login to Indeed and click on Job alerts active. Next to each alert, you'll see edit - pause - delete. Click on pause to temporarily stop the alert. Click on delete to permanently stop the alert. If you want to turn a paused alert back on, click on resume.

Beware of Junk Mail Filters

There's one more step to ensure you receive your email job alerts. Add alert@indeed.com as a safe sender for any spam blocking software you use, so your alerts don't end up in your junk email or spam folders.

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