How To Better Your Recruitment Process Using Indeed

Posted by Emily Lennox on Aug 4, 2017 9:29:50 AM

In Recruitment Solutions, recruitment

Indeed is one of the biggest job sites in the world, meaning that it is a great tool when it comes to searching for your dream candidates. As well as this, it is great for finding insights on who your competitors are, salary levels, and even things like which job title will provide the best results. So, this blog will tell you how to find your dream candidates using Indeed!

The Competition


Indeed’s CV database can tell you who the biggest employers of people with the skills you are looking for are. This means that you know whose talent you are trying to attract, as well as giving you the opportunity and ability to research these companies and find out how they attract talent for themselves.


Indeed can also tell you the average salary for the role you are advertising, as well as how much your competitors are paying for those roles. To find this out you simply have to use the job search function as if you were a candidate, and using filters such as experience level or location, you can see the “salary estimate” for the role. If your role is being advertised with a completely obscure salary package it might be having a negative effect on the talent you attract, so this information can be a huge benefit when finding your perfect candidates.


Job Title

I’ve said it many times before, but using a job title that candidates will be likely to search for will bring in better results than a job title which no one would have heard before. So, by using Indeed’s data you can see the most common things that someone in a role would call themselves, and use the most popular ones to better your job advert.


Another brilliant feature provided by Indeed is the Job Trends report, which lets you enter a job title and see statistics like how many job seekers have searched for it, and the amount of job postings for roles with this title over the same period. If there are fewer people searching for the job title than ever before, it might be best to try other options.

Similarly, the Industry Employment Trends report can give you an idea of the amount of jobs posted within your industry, the top keywords searched for in relation to that industry, and the top locations for those roles.


Hopefully this has given you an idea of how to better your recruitment process using Indeed, and you now feel ready to go look at some recruitment statistics. To boost your advert's success even more, check out our guide on how to write a job advert!

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