Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Add Google Alerts to your job hunting toolbelt


No, I haven't left this blog dormant. In fact, nearly every day over the past month or so, I've thought about you who stop by to read. In case you are interested in where I've been, let me point you to this blog post: One Voice Walk 2007. I've spent the last month or so doing some online publicity work for that project.

Do you know about Google Alerts? They are one set of tools in your new media toolkit that can help you in your job search.

Google Alerts let you find out about new web pages on topics of interest. I have them set up for my own blog properties, my name, the names of others, and other projects, etc.

For a job search, you should set up Google Alerts for companies you are targeting. Alternatively, you could set up alerts to keep current on what's going on in a particular career, especially if you're looking to make a change.

You do need to have a Google account, which is free, in order to set these up.

What are some ways that you have been using Google Alerts?

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2 comments:

jobs said...

I don't understand really how Google Alert can help you when looking for a job. How?

Daniel said...

Google Alerts let you track specific terms and company names, to help you be on top of news in your industry. They also are helpful in letting you see your efforts in being found; i.e., what other people are able to find out about you online.

Hope that helps!