Guide: using Indeed job search

Updated 9 March 2023

The beginning of a job search can be a nerve-wracking and exciting time all at once. It includes moments of waiting and uncertainty as well as the chance to advance your career and land a role that’s a great fit for you. Regardless of your experience or circumstance, everyone needs support during a job search, and we’re here to help.

Searching for jobs on Indeed allows you to tailor results to your requirements. You can look for jobs by salary, industry, job title, experience level and more. You can also set up job alerts to make sure you don’t miss out on the newest opportunities.

Get the most out of your Indeed job search by following these steps:

  1. Create a free Indeed account and upload your CV

  2. Browse positions by location in the search bar

  3. Filter results based on your requirements

  4. Set up job alerts to stay up to date

  5. Research companies to learn more

  6. Explore average salaries by company and job title

Tips for using for your job search

There are many ways to find jobs through Indeed. Here are several features you can use to make your job search more efficient.

Create a free Indeed account and upload your CV

Creating a free Indeed account allows you to save jobs that you want to apply to later. These jobs will appear on your My Jobs page so you can return to them when you’re ready to apply. Once you’ve applied, you’ll be able to track your status from the same page. It’s the easiest way to keep track of all the opportunities that catch your eye.

Once you’re ready to apply for a job, you can either go to the company website or apply with Indeed CV. Indeed CV is a flexible template that lets you fill in your relevant experiences and skills. Thousands of employers search Indeed CVs looking for candidates every day—uploading your CV allows employers to see and contact you for opportunities they have open.

You can also click the “easy apply” option available on some job postings. This feature allows you to quickly submit an application using your Indeed CV. If you’d prefer for employers not to see your CV, simply go to settings and click the “Private” option.

Browse positions by location on the Indeed search bar

If you are early in your job search and browsing for positions or companies that interest you, you can use Indeed to find job postings on your computer or on mobile. Use the “where” box of your search to specify the location where you want to work. You can search broadly in a city or narrow your search to a specific postal code. From there, you can use filters or add job titles as you find postings that sound interesting to you.

Filter results based on your requirements

If you know the exact qualifiers you are looking for in a job, you can use Indeed’s filtering both in the search bar by filling in your job title and location, and the option bar on the left-hand side of the results screen.

Once you press “enter” after you’ve added your search terms, you will see several results listed in addition to a box with various filters on the left. Use these to narrow your results down by job type, distance, salary, location, company and experience level.

You can also use advanced search techniques to narrow in on the right job. You can search for specific companies or job titles by adding “company:” or “title:” to your search. If you’re looking for jobs in other countries, search for international postings on Indeed International.

Set up job alerts to stay up to date

Next, set up job alerts as you explore. Job alerts are email updates about new jobs that fit the criteria you’re interested in. It’s a convenient way to see new job postings as soon as employers post them.

You can create multiple job alerts to be sent to you either daily or weekly. From your account, you can manage alerts by setting how often you’d like to receive email updates and pausing or deleting alerts.

You can also download Indeed plugins for Chrome, Firefox and Google Toolbar. These apps allow you to get alerts from within your internet browser, get updates about new jobs and messages from employers.

Research companies to learn more

If you’ve found a job that’s interesting or want to learn more about a company to prepare for an interview, visit their Company Page. On company pages, you can find millions of company reviews, Q&A, photos, job openings and average salaries.

Researching a company before your interview can both help you determine whether it is a good fit for you, and ask informed questions to your interviewer.

Related: Why work for companies with benefits?

Explore average salaries by company and job title

Understanding average salaries for the company, position and experience level you are interviewing for can help you when asked about your compensation expectations. It might also help you select appropriate salary brackets when filtering your job search. You can find average salaries by company and job title on Indeed Salaries.

No matter where you are on your job search journey, Indeed has tools for your to find and get jobs that are right for you.

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