Stop Blog! Indeed has indexed over two million jobs in the last 30 days – over 65,000 new jobs each day.
Indeed’s index has grown by over 30% since our launch in November last year. We are adding new sources daily and now have over 300 independent job sources. Indeed dwarfs any other job search destination on the web, making it a ‘must use’ for job seekers. Please spread the word!
Fast Company has published a list of the 25 Top Jobs for 2005, based on four criteria: job growth, salary potential, education level, and room for innovation. The ranking relies on data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and Salary.com.
It is curious that there is almost no overlap between this list and the top 25 jobs in Indeed’s Jobgeist index of most frequently occurring jobs. Most frequent occurrence is, of course, not the same thing as the ‘best’ jobs according to Fast Company’s criteria. Nevertheless, it shows how sensitive such rankings are to small changes in assumptions when there are thousands of different job titles.
Put a live job feed on your blog or website! We’ve just introduced the Indeed Jobroll so you can now add a custom feed of jobs to your site. Simply run a job search on Indeed and click the link ‘Create a Jobroll’ in the right margin. You can specify the number of jobs to display and modify the format to fit the design of your page. For example, here is a Jobroll for Media jobs in New York City:
Fortune reports that 75% of employees in the US are looking for a new job, based on a recent survey by SHRM. That’s about 100 million people. A desire for more money, better career opportunities, and dissatisfaction with current jobs are cited as the top motivations.
Anyone who has spent time looking for jobs online knows what an intensely frustrating experience it can be. Job listings are spread through literally thousands of job sites, newspaper sites, niche sites, association sites and company career pages. Many job seekers struggle daily with the impossibility of checking all these sources.
So, if you know any of those 100 million people, please tell them about Indeed. From the feedback we’ve had, we know it is already making some people’s lives easier.
And for those who’ve found another job, Fortune’s Ask Annie column has some useful tips on how to go about quitting your current job.
We received a lot of requests for an advanced job search function, so we made it a priority and added it today. It has a number of powerful features, but we also designed it to be as clean and simple as possible. Here are some of the things you can do:
- search on all words, any words or an exact phrase
- exclude specific words
- specify words in the job title
- specify the company
- restrict results to jobs published since a certain date
We hope this makes it even easier for people to find the jobs they want. Please let us know what you think.
We also hope it helps one commentator suffering from some kind of ‘job seeker’s block’ who said Indeed “would be great if I knew what I wanted to do. Then I wouldn’t have to stare blankly at the ‘what’ box until the cursor stops blinking.” Our answer: try our Advanced Search to give yourself a jolt!