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Old 03-05-2016, 12:46 PM
 
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I have been job hunting and I have been using Indeed.com to apply for jobs. I was recently told that I should not do that and instead I should see what company is hiring and then go their ACTUAL website and then apply.

I don't know of anyone that has gotten a job off of Indeed.com and I was wondering if anyone actually has.
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Old 03-05-2016, 01:09 PM
 
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It works, just that companies have way more ads than actual hires.
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:14 PM
 
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Don't blame indeed.com that you are not getting jobs. That is only a platform that pulls jobs from many other job sites into one place.


It could be for a number of reasons why you, or people you know, haven't gotten a job by applying on indeed.com. Way too many to even list here. But it is not due to indeed.com. That wouldn't even make sense.


Try linkup.com if you want to apply directly to company's websites that are hiring. They search company website for open positions just like indeed searches other job sites.
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:17 PM
 
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I always search for a job on the company website after finding one on any of the boards. I have found them even when the job board ad hides the company, often the company site ad is word for word the same.
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Old 03-05-2016, 09:47 PM
 
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I have been job hunting and I have been using Indeed.com to apply for jobs. I was recently told that I should not do that and instead I should see what company is hiring and then go their ACTUAL website and then apply.

I don't know of anyone that has gotten a job off of Indeed.com and I was wondering if anyone actually has.
I recently applied to a company through Indeed and got a real live phone call from the manager asking me in for an interview. So I guess I'm living proof that it can work.
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Old 03-06-2016, 07:27 AM
 
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I used to believe Indeed didn't work at all but lately it has worked miracles. I just applied to one company and recently heard back. I say don't ever cut an avenue when job hunting including Craigslist (gasp) I have even gotten a decent job from Craigslist two years ago (full-time with great benefits)

I say use all avenues because one will lead to your job. Good luck
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:04 AM
 
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The problem I found with Indeed is when I applied for most vacancies I got redirected to the company website and then I am requested to go through an online job application registration. I have a MS Word file with 12 pages full of several log in credentials so that I can apply for jobs easily in those companies where I have previously registered but there is always a new company where I dont have a registration. I am tired of going through those tedious and time—consuming online job applications, I invest a large amount of time in them and in most of my applications I even dont get any reponse from the employer. If I am lucky I get a response like "in this occasion we decided to pursue other candidates" or "we regret to inform you have been unsuccessful" but no reason at all why I was unsuccessful, they always say "we have several candidates and we cant give explanations". Sometimes I get ridiculous replies, I remember when I applied for an internship an I was rejected because I didnt have enough experience while I have close to 2 years of relevant experience. There is nothing worse than being rejected by a computer.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:09 AM
 
Location: Colorado
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I got my current job (been there three and a half years now) through Indeed.com. I actually got asked in the interview how I heard about the position, and when I told them, the response was, "So people really *do* use that to look!" (I guess they'd been told to advertise it there, and were a bit skeptical.)
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:19 AM
 
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Indeed.com works well for what it was design to do, which is pull in all the jobs from the other job sites. Think of it as the Trivago of job sites.

I like to use it to receive alerts for the type of jobs that I am investigating, using their email alerts based on specific key words. So in my case it is used mainly to keep up with the hiring trends in my target job sectors.
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Old 03-06-2016, 08:41 AM
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Just remember that Indeed has blind spots, places it will never post jobs from or may only post some jobs from. Don't trust that it will bring you everything.

If there's a place that you really want to work, you should continue to check that place's web site for openings.
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