Tips On Searching/Browsing For Jobs

In a previous post, we talked about the difference between matching on and browsing for jobs in WorkInTexas.com. And while that’s an important distinction, we also want the system to be easy to use so we’re taking a few words to detail the easiest way to finds jobs in it. Please understand, this is an unqualified search, meaning you’ll see jobs you may not be qualified for because we’re not checking the job against your qualifications (we do that after you see them). But to see all available jobs, this is the way to do it.

The easiest way is to do a simple text search. On the “Job Posting Browse–By Text page, type in a word(s) that simply describe the type of work you want and click Search. And the more specific you are with what you type in, the more specific your search results will be. For example, searching on ‘driver’ could show you truck driver jobs, chauffeurs, jobs manufacturing golf clubs, and possibly even computer hardware techs. However, searching on ‘truck driver’ will remove three of those four types of jobs, giving you fewer but more relevant results.

Also, if you have something specific you’re looking for, a computer programming language (Java, SQL, .net), a license or certification (RN, CPA, CDL, MCSE), or an employer or location (CVS, Home Depot, Lubbock), if you’ll put that specific term in quotation marks (“ “) you’ll get only jobs that contain that exact thing, again narrowing your results even more. For example: “Java”, “Lubbock”, or “American Airlines”.

There are a number of other search options available on the “Browse for Jobs” page, and we are by no means saying this is the only one that works. But if you want something that’s easy to use and can quickly get you a list of jobs you might be interested in, Job Posting Browse – By Text is the way to go.

For additional information about how to browse, check out this help page.

2 thoughts on “Tips On Searching/Browsing For Jobs

  1. Cynthia Hernandez June 15, 2012 / 12:12 am

    Hello,

    I started a new job on June 4, 2012 with DPS. I wasn’t sure where to enter this information, but wanted to let someone know from your office.

    Thank you for all your help.

    Cynthia Hernandez

    Like

  2. Scott Eychner June 15, 2012 / 12:16 am

    Congratulations!! And thanks for the note.

    Like

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