Indeed provides jobs and hope for people!

Indeed provides jobs and hope for people!

I have been using Indeed.com for 5 years and have told thousands of people about it from all over the world. My clients are successful in their job search and one of the reasons is because they use Indeed.com. I have been a career coach for 14 years. I am committed to getting people back to work within 6 weeks to 2.5 months no matter what!  Indeed helps me meet my goals. I have been using the tool for 5 years.

 

Rebecca Martin

Dear jane Inc.

 

Indeed.com – provides jobs, finds the hidden job market and gets you back to work.

Best Job Search Site: Indeed

Below is an excerpt from an article Adam Pash, editor of Lifehacker.com wrote about Indeed.com

 

The web has changed the way you search when you find yourself in need of a new gig. Last week we asked you to share your favorite job search site, then we rounded up the most popular responses for a vote. Now we’re back with the winner.

Job search site Indeed, considered by many to be the “Google of job search”, led the pack with a commanding 47% of the vote. The rest of the competition was pretty tight, with LinkedIn at 19%, Craigslist at 14%, Monster at 12%, and Dice at 8%.

 

I couldn’t wait to blog about my favorite search engine Indeed. I love indeed. I can’t tell you how much I love indeed. It has truly revolutionized the way job seekers, recruiters, career coaches, hiring managers, human resource professionals, and the public relate to getting a job or posting jobs online. It’s easy, informative, fast, and definitely a one stop solution for finding jobs and candidates online. I can get salary information, learn about the good, bad and ugly on a company when I am engaging in the forums, I can find out about what’s really going on in a company because of how many job openings they have. Employers get hundreds of candidate resumes per hour coming right to their desktops. Job seekers find the hidden job market.

Job seekers can survey their professional environment without having to pay for Hoovers or Dunn and Bradstreet. In job search we call it “surveying your professional environment.” What does this mean? Well it means that you need to know what’s going on in your profession and in your local market. What’s happening with local companies.  Indeed will tell you everything. They will let you know who is hiring and what they are hiring for and how much they are paying.

Indeed will list where the job description came from, the salaries the company is paying and then you can go into the forum section and learn so much about the company from all the discussions. You can post questions and people who have worked or work for the company past and present will answer your questions. You can get a lot of information for free. You can also tell if the company is in a growth mode or going through major changes by the number of postings on indeed.com.

Job seekers learn so much from Indeed.com. Most people that have been employed for so long don’t even know how to write a resume or how to even get started. I tell them go to indeed.com and use the posted job descriptions as the cliff note version to build their first draft resume. Find job descriptions that match their backgrounds to get some ideas.

Also, there are so many job boards and internet resources for certain industries and professions. For example Indeed pulls from higheredjobs.com and idealist.org for the higher education field and the nonprofit field. So this helps job seekers who are focused in their job search. There are so many reasons to use Indeed.com. I could go on and on. I could spend my life on Indeed.com and never ever get bored of it.

Now of course I eat sleep and breathe job searching and career coaching. I am a former recruiter and headhunter and now a career coach. I am overly committed to helping my clients find jobs and get hired. I don’t promise it but I do make sure it happens. I guess you could say it’s in the DNA. Once a recruiter always a recruiter. That’s what makes me and dear jane unique. All of our career coaches and trainers are either former recruiters or human resource professionals that have been recruiters. Indeed makes our job so easy.

The information below was taken from Indeed.com’s website:

Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 26

Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. As the leading pay-for-performance recruitment advertising network, Indeed drives millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field and is the most cost-effective source of candidates for thousands of companies.

Indeed is a privately held company founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, with investors including The New York Times Company, Allen & Company, and Union Square Ventures. Indeed have offices in Austin, TX, Mountain View, CA, and Stamford, CT. For more information about Indeed, see our blog and media coverage or contact.

About Indeed
Indeed is the #1 job site worldwide, with over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month. Indeed is available in more than 50 countries and 24 languages, covering 94% of global GDP. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. As the leading pay-for-performance recruitment advertising network, Indeed drives millions of targeted applicants to jobs in every field and is the most cost-effective source of candidates for thousands of companies. Indeed is a privately held company founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, with investors including The New York Times Company, Allen & Company, and Union Square Ventures. Indeed have offices in Austin, TX, Mountain View, CA, and Stamford, CT.

Starting today, veterans and military spouses can upload their resumes at www.indeed.com/military. Employers can sign up to be notified when employer services launch.

Joining Forces is a national initiative led by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to support military families in the areas of employment, education, and wellness. The initiative is a public/private partnership combining the efforts of government agencies with commitments from private companies to improve the lives of military families.

To learn more about Joining Forces, please visitwww.joiningforces.gov. For more information on Indeed Military, please visit www.indeed.com/military.

Below is the type of report dear jane Inc. receives monthly from the marketing department at Indeed.com. It is so inspiring and it’s very very different than what you are reading about in the newspapers and hearing on television.

Now you know why I don’t watch the news or read the paper. J As a career coach for the past 14 years and having been through the two of the worst economic downturns in the history of our nation since the great depression of 1929.  I would not be able to provide hope for people who feel hopeless during their career transitions.

I like to stay positive and read reports like this. I am not a Pollyanna I just choose to read the facts. I coach people into jobs everyday and utilizing a tool like Indeed.com allows me to be successful at getting people back to work quickly and we always have fun through what seems to most clients at the time to be a very painful process.

Indeed’s May Industry Employment Trends show job postings increased in twelve of thirteen industries last month.

Highlights:

  • Job postings increased in all but one industry – real estate
  • Transportation and manufacturing job postings increased the most over the last quarter
  • Job seeker demand for construction jobs rose 21% over the year

Real estate job postings slump

Job postings continued to climb in May; the industries tracked by Indeed’s Industry Employment Trends increased by a combined average of 4% since April.

Job postings increased over the month in all but one industry, real estate.  Job postings in this underperforming industry declined 3% since April, 16% over the last quarter, and 11% in the last year.

Despite recent declines in real estate, construction job postings increased 5% in May – the industry’s fourth consecutive month-over-month gain.  The most popular keywords used to search for jobs in the construction industry last month were constructionwelder, and electrician.

Job seeker clicks – a measure of labor interest – on construction jobs reached 5,826,5126 in May.  This represents a 21% increase in clicks compared to a year ago and a 2% increase over the prior month.  The three job titles that received the most job seeker clicks were project managerproject coordinator, and laborer.

Quarterly growth

Transportation and manufacturing had the largest percentage increase in job postings over the prior quarter at 33% and 20% respectively.

Hospitality job postings increased 15% quarter-over-quarter as the industry entered the summer travel season.  Summer job trends and search ideas are highlighted in our recent summer job search post.

May 2011 Industry Employment Trends

Industry Job Postings Quarterly Change
Transportation 154,748 33%
Manufacturing 149,270 20%
Healthcare
862,890

 

16%
Hospitality 114,958 15%
Retail 431,614 11%
Construction 131,847 10%
Education
128,812

 

8%
Information Technology
416,702

 

6%
Human Resources
66,482

 

6%
Accounting 168,203 5%
Media 52,781 5%
Financial Services and Banking
268,274

 

-1%
Real Estate
26,590

 

-16%

 

 

Job Market Competition

Unemployed per Job Posting

How hard is it to find a job in your city? Here’s the number of unemployed per job posting
for the 50 most populous metropolitan areas in the U.S.

Updated April 2011

Rank Change Metropolitan Area Job Postings vs.  Unemployed Persons Ratio
1 Washington, DC 1:1
2 San Jose, CA 1:1
3 1 Baltimore, MD 1:1
4 1 New York, NY 1:1
5 1 Cleveland, OH 1:1
6 1 San Francisco, CA 1:1
7 -4 Boston, MA 1:1
8 4 Oklahoma City, OK 1:1
9 -1 Hartford, CT 1:1
10 -1 Austin, TX 1:1
11 3 Seattle, WA 1:1
12 -1 Milwaukee, WI 1:1
13 2 Richmond, VA 1:1
14 -1 St. Paul, MN 1:1
15 -5 Columbus, OH 1:1
16 3 Denver, CO 1:2
17 Salt Lake City, UT 1:2
18 -2 Charlotte, NC 1:2
19 1 Pittsburgh, PA 1:2
20 -2 Virginia Beach, VA 1:2
21 2 Dallas, TX 1:2
22 -1 San Antonio, TX 1:2
23 3 Philadelphia, PA 1:2
24 Atlanta, GA 1:2
25 Indianapolis, IN 1:2
26 4 Kansas City, MO 1:2
27 Phoenix, AZ 1:2
28 6 Louisville, KY 1:2
29 2 Houston, TX 1:2
30 -8 Birmingham, AL 1:2
31 7 Chicago, IL 1:2
32 -4 Nashville, TN 1:2
33 Tampa, FL 1:2
34 -5 Providence, RI 1:2
35 8 Cincinnati, OH 1:2
36 -1 Memphis, TN 1:2
37 -1 Portland, OR 1:2
38 2 St. Louis, MO 1:2
39 -7 San Diego, CA 1:2
40 2 Orlando, FL 1:2
41 3 Rochester, NY 1:3
42 -3 Jacksonville, FL 1:3
43 -2 Buffalo, NY 1:3
44 -7 New Orleans, LA 1:3
45 Detroit, MI 1:3
46 Sacramento, CA 1:3
47 Las Vegas, NV 1:3
48 1 Los Angeles, CA 1:4
49 -1 Riverside, CA alt=”Job posting icon” v:shapes=”_x0000_i1204″> alt=”Unemployment icon” v:shapes=”_x0000_i1205″> alt=”Unemployment icon” v:shapes=”_x0000_i1206″> 1:4
50 Miami, FL 1:4

Based on preliminary March 2011 employment data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and subject to change.

 

 

 

5 Responses to Indeed provides jobs and hope for people!

  1. The Recruitment Consultant Partner June 24, 2011 at 9:51 am #

    Hi Jane, insightful article there. When developing an advertising program for recruiting, ideally your goal should be to attract the most qualified candidates for the money you have to spend. In this light, Internet advertising is very appealing. Job postings on the Internet and online resume database searches cost considerably less than newspaper ads and the services of recruiting firms. As job sites compete with one another, the price of online job listings continues to decline, and traditional newspaper ads are becoming even more expensive by comparison. In general, the more people who will see your job advertising, the more you will pay to place it.

  2. indeed jobs atlanta July 21, 2011 at 11:42 am #

    Hi There,

    I really like your post. Very interesting. I just bookmarked your blog and i’ll make sure to visit it atleas twice a week. If you have some exclusive information on this topic please feel free to email me. Good Luck and best wishes. 🙂

    • admin November 30, 2011 at 6:41 am #

      Thank you so much and I am so sorry I never replied to you!
      Take care,
      Rebecca

  3. celebrate jobs June 30, 2017 at 6:43 pm #

    Hey you covered everything in a single post. Great work

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