job alerts

Help! I’m being inundated with job board emails!

Larry Wilson, MSW, LSW | Social Worker, Career Counselor

Many folks I talk with are frustrated and overwhelmed with the emails they receive from Indeed, CareerBuilder, ZipRecruiter and other job boards.  Usually this is the result of registering on the site, then being offered notifications of jobs similar to ones you have viewed. 

If you accept this offer, then find that many of the jobs in your inbox don’t fit your profile, it can be very discouraging.  Plus it takes longer to plow through them to find the needle in the haystack – that ideal job.

What to do then?  I recommend two things….

Using Craigslist in Your Job Search

Larry Wilson, MSW, LSW | Social Worker, Career Counselor

Job listings may not be the first thing you think of when you think of Craigslist.  Housing, items for sale, or personals might come to mind instead.  But Craigslist can be a rich source of jobs in a variety of fields.  This post discusses what to look for and how to find it on Craigslist.


Searching for Job Openings Using Google

Larry Wilson, MSW, LSW | Social Worker, Career Counselor

Most job seekers who use the Internet to look for positions use one or more sites that cover a wide array of job openings.  These may include Indeed, LinkedIn, SimplyHired, ZipRecruiter, Monster, CareerBuilder, GlassDoor, and others.

These sites encourage users to post their resumes, and to sign up for email alerts. Signing up for email alerts has for many of my clients resulted in an almost unmanageable volume of marginally useful alerts.

Fortunately, there’s another approach available…