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Monitor job boards/websites using RSS feeds Search Twitter for job postings Save job links and track your progress through the application/hiring process

Monitor job boards/websites using RSS feeds

What is RSS?

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RSS (Rich Site Summary) is a method for websites to share data; many news-related sites, blogs and other online publishers syndicate their content as an RSS Feed. You'll know it's an rss feed because you'll see the orange RSS icon (to the left).

JobSpot uses RSS feeds as a way to collect (aggregate) job postings into a central source - JobSpot's MyFeeds

How to add an RSS Feed to your account

Most job boards, or company career pages, share job posts using an RSS feed. Look for the orange RSS feed icon, it is usually in the top right or at the bottom of the page.

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Click on the RSS feed link, it will open a page that looks something like this:

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Copy the URL from the address bar:

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In JobSpot, go the Dashboard and click on the Add Feed link.

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Type the label in the "label" field.

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Paste the URL to the RSS Feed in the "link" field.

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Click "Add Feed".

You're done! You can now browse the contents of the feed

How to browse an RSS Feed

To browse the contents of the feed, click on the Browse My Feeds bar, this will expand your available feeds.

With the feeds list expanded, click on the name of the feed you wish to browse. JobSpot will display the job listings on the right side of the window.

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Search Twitter for job postings

How to search Twitter

Did you know that many recruiters, companies, and job boards are tweeting job postings? Well, if you didn't know, now you know... they are! So, if you're searching for the ideal job, then you need to be sure you are getting the latest breaking job postings on Twitter.

With JobSpot, you can search tweets from the Twitter drop-down menu.

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You can also search tweets using the Search Twitter button at the top of the page.

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To search, simply type the job title you are looking for - ie: marketing manager, product manager, etc. We would also recommend include the #jobs hash tag. So, your full search term might be something like: "Marketing Manager #jobs".

Click the search button and JobSpot will return all the tweets that reference your specific search.

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Save Twitter searches

If you want to continue monitoring a specific Twitter search, you can save your search for quick and easy re-use.

To save your Twitter search, click on the Save Search String link.

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How to browse a Twitter search

To browse a Twitter search, click on the Browse My Twitter Search, this will expand your saved searches.

Search twitter
 

With the list expanded, click on the search phrase you wish to browse. JobSpot will display the job listings on the right side of the window.

Search twitter
 

Save job links and track your progress through the application/hiring process

How to save links

JobSpot allows you to browse job listings via RSS and Twitter searches, but what happens when you find a job you are interested in? You want to save it...

JobSpot conveniently allows you to save all the jobs you are interested in, in one spot.

Save links
 

You can save links directly from your Twitter search and RSS feeds. Simply click the blue disk icon to save a link in the Twitter search or RSS feed.

Twitter search

Save links
 

RSS Feed

Save links
 

Sometimes, you will find a job while browsing the web... Can you save that link? You can manually save job links with the Add Job Link button at the top of the page.

Simply click Add Job Link, fill in the appropriate fields, and click Save. It's that easy!

Save links
 

Track job application/hiring process

Beyond just saving job links, you can also use JobSpot to track the application/hiring process. Click on the status drop-down and select the appropriate status.

Save links