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Google Power Job Search Tips

How many of you use Google for job searching? While the majority of our readers may use Google all the time, are you taking advantage of its advanced search features in relation to your job search?

Watch this YouTube video to see how to drill down to obtain more meaningful job search results.

While you’re there, be sure to watch the companion video on how to automate your Google searches via Google Alerts and receive results via email.  Note: Unless you want to be innundated with emails, I recommend setting the alerts to once per day. I originally used the “as it happens” option and instantly had a tsunami of alerts in my inbox.

Job Search Gadgets and Widgets

From About.com

There are widgets, gadgets, and tools that will help expedite your job search and manage your career. If you’re actively job hunting, you can add an application to your Facebook or MySpace profile so you can view the latest job listings without having to search.

The key to successfully using these tools is to pick and choose. Don’t download every widget and gadget that’s available – you’ll clutter up your desktop and your browser, and the jobs will get lost in the shuffle.

Browser, Desktop, and Web Widgets

  • Google Gadgets – Google has a selection of handy gadgets you can download and add to your desktop.
  • Indeed Email Job Alerts – Sign up to receive new job postings from Indeed via email.
  • Indeed Job Search Tools -Indeed has job search plugins for Firefox and for your Google Desktop, an application for Facebook, a button for your Google Toolbar, and more services from Indeed.com.
  • my.indeed.com – Create a my.indeed account and access your saved jobs, notes, and searches from any computer.
  • SimplyHired Job Search Tools – Add job alerts to MySpace and Facebook, add a job search widget to your iGoogle homepage, your blog, or your desktop, access job listings from your cell phone, or sign up for one of the other services that will help you find jobs fast.
  • SimplyHired Email Alerts – Set up an email alerts so you can get new job listings on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Yahoo! Widgets – Download widgets to help expedite your job search.

Read the full article at http://jobsearch.about.com/od/jobsearchtips/a/widgets.htm.

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