Career Corner

Tutorial: using Indeed to search for jobs near you

Out of every ten people searching for a job, at least four must have come across Indeed in the course of their job search. Indeed was founded in November 2004 by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, and several online sites rate it as the number one job search site in 2022. Indeed has a user-friendly interface that makes the entire job search process relatively easy. When you go on the website,, you can type the job title or company that you are looking for as well as your location of choice.

You are also able to narrow your search based on certain criteria like the company’s proximity to your current location, job type, experience level, and education level. One good thing about most jobs on Indeed is that the pay range is typically stated and enough details are provided about the job so you can understand what the position entails.

Besides that, you can also get reviews of companies on Indeed. That is one feature that very few job search platforms offer. These reviews help to answer questions about what the company you intend to apply to is into and what other employees think about them. Also, you can engage representatives of the companies in conversations while still on Indeed and you can still retain your privacy if you wish.