Automae Your Job Search With Webapp-Supercharging iftt.

There are a lot of ways to find a new job online, from job searching sites to a simple Google trick. Weblog Apartment Therapy notes another way to keep an eye out for openings without a lot of manual work: get email alerts with previously mentioned If This Then That (ifttt).

If This Then That is a great webapp that lets you combine webapps and perform actions when something noteworthy happens. Apartment Therapy uses this to make job searches easier:

Turns out that many job sites have RSS feeds, and that happens to be one of the triggers on IFTTT.

visit your favorite job search site, and enter in the parameters you want to use for your particular hunt. For example: I use Craigslist, which is a great place to find local stuff if that’s what you want. Tap the RSS button in the corner and then highlight the link in the address bar that pops up. That’s the address for the RSS feed, and that’s crucial. Enter the link in the box on IFTTT and move to the next step.

From there you can get email alerts, SMS alerts, or whatever other kind of notification you want. It’s certainly easier than combing those job postings every day, which can take a lot of time and seem like a waste when there isn’t anything applicable. If you’ve got a few job sites you frequent, too, it can really help consolidate all your possible work into one place (your inbox) for easy organization. Check out the full how-to at Apartment Therapy for more info.

The Jobseeker’s Secret Weapon: If This, Then That | Apartment Therapy


About Buzz Smith

Welcome. My name is Charles “Buzz” Smith and I’m the SR Curmudgeon of Consulting Services at OPI National Outplacement. My role, in addition to agitating our sales personnel, and consultants is to take the lead on delivering outplacement and career transition services that are effective. I blog about career stuff when my wife of 40 years, Linda banishes to the garden.

Posted on January 12, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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