Almost everyone is familiar with the concept of a Job Alert, where job seekers select criteria such as Classification, Work Type, Location, or Salary, and have jobs matching those criteria emailed directly to them.
The evolution of internet enabled mobile devices has further enhanced the convenience and time saving benefits of this functionality. You can review your latest job matches anywhere that you can read your email, such as on your mobile phone on the bus on the way to and from work.
Most commonly, Job Alerts are associated with actively looking for a new job, and as such, aren’t utilised by those that don’t consider themselves active job seekers.
Truth be told, almost all of us are open to new opportunities, should the right one be presented. Creating a Job Alert means that you will never miss an opportunity when it arises, and if you’ll only consider moving for your dream job, you can be highly specific with your criteria when you create your alert.
In the meantime, until your dream job arises, you can use your Job Alert to keep an eye on current salary rates and have more information to negotiate your next salary increase.
Job Alerts can also be a useful tool for employers, enabling you to stay abreast of industry hiring trends, track demand for specific types of jobs, know the current market salary rates or to simply monitor your own job adverts.
Visit www.jobla.com.au to set up your own alert – you never know what opportunities are just an email away.
*Jobla is part of the Intermedia Group, publishers of HM magazine and hotelmanagement.com.au