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With all of the tools available to job seekers today, one that is frequently overlooked is the RSS feed. While apps and other tools have their use, you’re definitely missing out on some great opportunities if you’re not utilizing an RSS feed reader to help you in your job search.

Let’s look at a few of the reasons why these feeds are so beneficial to you.

1. Organize and Save Your Job Search. Once you’ve found an RSS feed reader that you like, you can simply collect, store and organize feeds from companies and job listing sites. You can create special categories in your reader to help you organize your feeds by job type, company type, or whatever you prefer. You can also set your reader to save all of the new postings you get from your feeds, or you can save them by the items you select.

2. Watch your favorite companies. If you have specific companies that are on your “dream employer” list, follow their RSS feeds. By watching these feeds, you’ll be the first to know about any job openings and you’ll be able to keep track of what is going on with that particular company.

3. Prioritize Your Results. You can also prioritize the results you get back from your subscribed RSS feeds. Most readers allow you to star your favorite items, print them out, save them or even filter new results using certain criteria. Your job search will be better organized and you’ll be much more likely to see the results you want to see, right away.

4. A great time saver. Instead of having to go through numerous job sites and company sites every single day, you can save hours of time simply by grabbing their RSS feeds and having your reader do the work for you. You can simply scroll through the new results every night, using the one tool, and you don’t have to waste time clicking through to different sites, unless they have a job opening you’re interested in.

By using this tool, you’ll be making your job search much more effective all the while increasing your odds of landing the job you really want. Don’t let an opportunity pass you by! Invest a little time gathering up the RSS feeds from your favorite job sites and companies and let your reader do the rest of the job for you. It’s really that simple.

Do you have a question about making your job search more effective? Ask the experts at SelecSource for help today!

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