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Use Keywords and A Special Trick to Find Jobs Online

It's easy to search for jobs, especially online.


But, searching for the job you want? That's more difficult and requires some sleuthing. Fortunately, there are keyword tricks you can use to help you locate the job you're seeking.


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How to Use Keywords and a Special Trick to Find Jobs


This is the search phrase you'll want to use: "site:website.com job title"


You'll want to use this in a Google search:


Google search page


What you're doing is called a "site" search, something commonly used with SEO. Basically, you're searching an entire site for the keywords that best fit the job title, job type, or opening you're looking for. Here's an example of a search for a copywriting position:


"site:greenhouse.io copywriter" | The results are what you see below:


Search results using keyword and ATS trick


You'll see the relevant jobs associated with copywriter and their respective hiring company.


Applicant Tracking Software Systems to Use in Your Job Search


Now, the trick to this is to know the related Applicant Tracking Software (ATS) systems that companies use to handle applications, resumes, etc. You've seen some of these when you apply for a job online. But, it would take a ton of time to find just a handful.


Instead, below is a list of the top ATS systems you can use to search for open positions in your industry or current job title:


  1. Greenhouse.io
  2. Workable.com
  3. Lever.co
  4. PCRecruiter.net
  5. Hirebridge.com
  6. SmartRecruiters.com
  7. MyWorkdayJobs.com
  8. Breezy.HR
  9. ApplicantStack.com
  10. RecruiterFlow.com
  11. InterviewExchange.com
  12. Jobvite.com
  13. iCIMS.com
  14. SelectMinds.com
  15. Brassring.com
  16. Simplyhired.com
  17. Glassdoor.com
  18. Linkedin.com
  19. Dynamitejobs.com
  20. Oneforma.com


The largest one to check frequently is Taleo.net, as many companies use Taleo for their ATS system.


Keep Checking Company Job Boards in Your Job Search


Now, this doesn't mean to ignore the job boards. While this method does give you an edge to look for jobs not usually posted online, you'll still want to check out the regular job boards.


Ideally, look at the job boards associated with the company for which you're applying. For instance, if you're looking for a job at Meta or Apple, then visit those sites for their job boards.


Apple career page


I strongly suggest not checking out sites like Indeed or ZipRecruiter. While they can have some great finds now and again, they're more prone to listing scam jobs. Those are the worst to fall prey to! So, it's best to play it safe and stick to the company job boards or use the abovementioned ATS system list.