Appying for jobs on Indeed

(14 Posts)
ohwell02 Tue 31-Oct-17 13:43:34

Has anyone any experience or tips to give on this site?

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Sunshineandshopping Tue 31-Oct-17 13:45:20

It's an aggregator site, better to apply on proper job boards like cv library jobsite monster etc

Swizzlesticks23 Tue 31-Oct-17 13:47:02

I like it. It has jobs from other sites like cv library etc.

I would use them all though

TheInterruptingSheep Tue 31-Oct-17 13:47:25

Yes, I’ve been using Indeed for a while and got my current job via their site.

MusicToMyEars800 Tue 31-Oct-17 13:48:06

I apply on indeed, and got my current job through indeed, Also have had lots of call backs from other jobs I applied for.

Don't really have any tips to give, but good luck with your job search smile

ssd Tue 31-Oct-17 13:48:10

why do they advertise jobs that say no longer on indeed site when you click on them?

SaltySeaBird Tue 31-Oct-17 13:50:24

Hmm we’ve posted jobs on there in the past but the applications are very mixed. Better to apply direct if you can see the company or recruitment agency rather than the Indeed system.

Cover letters and CVs both come through with poor formatting in my experience, plus a proper email with attachments is in my opinion far better to receive.

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 31-Oct-17 13:57:25

why do they advertise jobs that say no longer on indeed site when you click on them?

It’s just an aggregator; it collects up job links from elsewhere and displays the info they have. They don’t monitor to see if the jobs are still active or when the closing date is.

ssd Tue 31-Oct-17 18:43:54

whats an aggregator?

Whoopsiveovershared Tue 31-Oct-17 20:32:45

Employers can post jobs directly on to indeed. However, I've found the quality of applicants from there to be very low. I get about 10 totally unqualified people for every one that I might consider. Better to apply directly to the company if you want to be taken seriously.

EBearhug Wed 01-Nov-17 11:14:31

whats an aggregator?

it collects up job links from elsewhere and displays the info they have.

ssd Wed 01-Nov-17 19:45:41


ssd Thu 02-Nov-17 08:53:10

maybe this explains why I'm still job hunting after a year, I get emails from indeed every week and some of them daily, but the jobs lal seem to be gone or are rubbish jobs to start with

can anyone advise then what's the best way to find a job? I dont have anything specific, it's more that I'm looking for around 30 hours and everything I see if 16 hours or less

Whoopsiveovershared Thu 02-Nov-17 09:20:20

Well there is your reason, ssd. You need to think hard about what type of job you want, what skills, qualifications and experience you need to get that job. Just being the right amount of hours is not a good enough reason to want a job. I suspect that may come across in your applications.

Are you tailoring your applications to each job? Detailing how your skills and experience match the job requirements? Is your CV detailed enough? I find the standard Indeed ones are very basic. Oh, and I'd include your contact details. I've found so many of the people I contact via their Indeed e mail accounts never actually receive my e mail.

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