Friday, December 18, 2015

4 steps to make resume alert email you right candidates

When relevant candidates post their resumes - you want to know about it ASAP, right?
That is what resume search alerts are good for.

Step #1: Create your first resume search alert

- Open Create Resume Alert page.
- In "What" field type your most important keyword (for example: "nurse").
- In "Where" field type location where you search for candidates (for example: "New York, NY").
- Click "Activate".

Step #2: Create more alerts

Simple alert from step #1 would match only some resumes.
How to catch all relevant resumes?
Create as many alerts as you need.
  • Create alerts for every relevant keyword you are interested in.
  • Create alerts for every location you are interested in.
If you want resumes from everywhere - keep "Where" field empty.
If you want resumes from US only - type "USA" in "Where" field.

Step #3: Fix alerts that email you unwanted resumes

In previous steps you already created resume search alert.
If it emails you too many unwanted candidates - edit alert to make search filter stricter.
  • Open email with alert that sends you too many mismatching resumes.
  • Click "Update this alert" link at the bottom of that email.
  • Add 1 or 2 extra keywords that resume must have in order to deserve your attention.
  • Define exact location (e.g. postal code) and distance for your search.
  • Click "Save".

Step #4: Use Boolean search

Boolean search allows you to create more sophisticated alerts.
These alerts match more resumes and, at the same time, filter out unwanted resumes.
For example: (nurse or rn) psychiatric

If you have any questions - please ask in comments below or email

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