How to Set Up and Delete Indeed Job Alerts

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One of the best ways to get new job postings quickly is to set up a job alert (also known as a job search agent) on the job sites you use most often. Job alerts will email you job listings that meet your search criteria, as soon as they are posted, enabling you to get your application in early.

You can set up alerts based on your search queries, so the jobs you get will match the types of positions and companies you’re looking for. Once the alert is in place, you'll receive an email message notifying you when new jobs are posted.

Job alerts will also save you time because you won't have to go back to the website and search as often. That said, it's still a good idea to search Indeed.com manually a few times a week, so you're sure that you haven't missed any relevant job postings.

Here's information on how to set up a job alert on Indeed.com, how to edit or change your alerts, and how to delete alerts if you no longer want to receive them.

The process will be similar on other job sites. You’ll need to register first, then sign up for alerts for the job postings you’re interested in.

How to Set Up Indeed.com Job Alerts

You'll need to register an account on Indeed.com, or you can log in with your Facebook or Google account to set up email job alerts.

Register or Sign In to Indeed. Then search for jobs by job title, keywords, company name, or by the location where you want to work. When you get the search results, click on “Get new jobs for this search by email” on the right side of the page next to the envelope. You will now see "Job alerts active” displayed. You can also sign up to receive email messages from Indeed, with jobs recommended for you.

Once the alert is set up, you will receive a once-a-day notification of new job openings by email. Click on “Job alerts active” to edit, pause or delete your alert. You will also be able to add alerts for additional search terms and/or locations. The Indeed mobile app can also be used to set up alerts and push notifications.

How to Edit Indeed Job Alerts

If you're not getting the right types of jobs or you want to change the frequency of your alerts, you can edit them. You will need to be signed in on Indeed and then click on “Job alerts active” to see a list of your job alerts. Click on “edit” next to the alert to change it. Options to change include:

  • What (job title, keywords, or company name)
  • Where (city, state, or zip)
  • When (daily or weekly emails)
  • Cancel (to go back to the previous screen and not change your alert)

If you're actively job searching, it's a good idea to get daily alerts so you won't be delayed in applying for jobs. If you get them weekly, the jobs could be filled by the time you apply.

Confirming Your Alerts

For each alert you set up, you'll receive an email confirmation from Indeed. Click on the link in the email message to activate your alert.

How to Add New Job Alerts

If you want to receive alerts for different types of jobs, log in to Indeed and go to the drop-down menu in the upper right corner.

  • Select "Alerts" from the dropdown, which will bring you to the page where you can manage all of your alerts.
  • Under “Create an email job alert” enter the keywords (what) and location (where) for which you want to receive job listings. You can also select a radius of miles around the city you selected.
  • Click “Create alert” and you're done.

Upload Your Resume to Apply Quickly

You can speed up the application process even more by uploading your resume to Indeed. There’s also an option for creating a new resume from scratch on the site. Once you’ve got your resume online, it’s easy to apply with the click of the “Apply Now” button.

Here’s more information to review on searching for and applying for jobs on Indeed.com.

The more tools you take advantage of, the easier it will be to get hired quickly, so make sure you’re getting the most of out of the site to expedite your job search.

Beware of Junk Mail Filters

There's one more step to ensure you receive your email job alerts. Add “alert@indeed.com” as a safe sender for any spam blocking software you use, so your alerts don't end up in your junk email or spam folders.

How to Pause or Delete Indeed Job Alerts and Your Account

When you have found a job or changed the type of position you're seeking, it's easy to change your settings. Login to Indeed and click on “Job alerts active.” Next to each alert, you'll see “edit - pause - delete.” Click on “pause” to temporarily stop the alert. Click on “delete” to permanently stop the alert. If you want to turn a paused alert back on, click on “resume.”

If you want to delete your Indeed account, in addition to stopping job alerts, you may see an option to 'Close My Account” when you login. Other options including temporarily pausing your alerts or setting your resume to private. If you can't view these options, contact Indeed Customer Support for assistance.

When you aren't actively job searching, you also may want to delete your resume from the sites where you have posted it on the Internet.