With an extensive job database from thousands of companies and an app that not only allows you the user to create a profile but allows you to apply for jobs directly from your phone, the mobile app offered by Indeed is “indeed” one of the most comprehensive job-search applications on the market.
Anyone serious about landing a job stands to benefit from at least exploring the Indeed app.
So, why don’t we learn a little more about what this tool has to offer?
Like LinkUp’s mobile app, the Indeed mobile app is available for the iPhone, iPad, and Android (Indeed also has a nice-looking website with many similar functions to its app). Load up the Indeed app and the first thing you will see is a window that looks similar to the left picture.
How to Search Jobs on Indeed
This opening window offers a number of options to the user. Front and center, you’ll see an option to begin a new job search, which can be done by pressing the big, blue New Job Search button.
Below that, you will see a list of any recent job searches that were previously completed.
Press the > button to the right of a recent job search and the search will resume, with any new job postings conveniently included. Finally, scroll further down the window and you will find an option to sign into an Indeed profile.
This can be done by pressing the > button to the right of the SIGN IN text (see left image).
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Creating an Indeed profile with the Indeed app is really quite simple.
First, press the > button beside SIGN IN.
This will take you to the following window:
Then, scroll down until you see the Not a member? Create an account free option:
Click on the Create an account free text.
When you do, you will be taken to a window that looks like this:
Here, you can create a new Indeed account either via your Facebook account or by submitting a valid email address and creating a new password.
As you’ll discover, one thing that’s handy about the Indeed mobile app is that it always provides a BACK button at the bottom of each window.
Let’s click that button now until we return to the app’s main menu.
Now that we’ve returned to the main menu, let’s begin a new job search.
Click on the blue New Job Search button.
This will prompt a new window that looks like this one to the left:
This is Indeed’s primary job search window and here you can complete a search based on a keyword, such as a company name or job title, as well as based on location. What’s also notable is that by pressing the small crosshair button beside the WHERE field, the Indeed app will find your current location and input it automatically into that field. Very neat.
Once you’ve finished putting in information into the above window, click on the blue FIND JOBS button.
A list of jobs that match the search criteria you entered will now appear:
How to Refine Your Job Search Within The Indeed Mobile App
This is Indeed’s job search results window, and here, Indeed provides you further ability to refine your search.
Simply click on the Options button near the window’s top corner.
As you can see, by clicking on this button, you will be given the opportunity to refine your job search, as well as change its sorting method.
Like other mobile apps, Indeed offers the job seeker the ability to save noteworthy jobs. Although it’s worth mentioning – in order to save jobs in the Indeed app, an Indeed profile is mandatory.
However, assuming you’ve created an Indeed profile, to save a job, simply click on the star next to the job you want to save. And to go one step further, to look up a saved job, simply click on the My Jobs button at the top of the job search window. This will take you to a window that looks like the one to the left:
By clicking on the upper double arrow button, you can view jobs that you saved, as well as jobs that you visited and applied for.
Click now on the Back button so that you once more see the list of jobs from your previous job search.
Now, what if you would like to know a little more about one particularly interesting position.
Well, it’s pretty easy to find out a little more about it.
Just click on the arrow to the right of the job. This will lead you to a window similar to the left:
As you can see, you’re given a brief summary of the job here, and, if you scroll to the bottom of the window, you’re also given several other options: first, you can email the position to a friend; second, you can actually apply for the position.
A quick note to remember: not every job in the Indeed app will provide you the opportunity to apply to the job through the app.
However, if this option is given and you would like to apply to the position, simply click on the orange Apply Now button that’s seen above.
This will prompt a new window to appear that looks like the one to your left:
How to Apply For Jobs Using Indeed Mobile App
As soon as you click the blue Apply button, your resume will be sent to the employer, assuming you have a resume saved under your Indeed profile.
Which leads to one final feature to cover about the Indeed mobile app: completing and editing a resume. Both are tasks that the Indeed app allows you to do.
Let’s return to the app’s main menu by clicking on the Back button several times.
How to Post/Upload Your Resume on Indeed
To complete a new resume, one that will be saved under your Indeed profile, scroll to the bottom of the main menu until you see a Post Your Resume option. Click this text.
When you do, this window to your left will appear:
How to Edit Your Resume on Indeed
Click on the Edit Resume button, which will lead you to the following window to your left:
Here, you can input your personal information into the listed fields to create a resume that can be used and accessed anytime you want.