Free App to Get Job Search Results

Posted on August 21st, 2014 | By Gerd Meissner

NetSnips helps you track changes on job board and company career pages from your iPhone or iPad screen (sorry, Android users).

But online job search is just one example I chose for this post, NetSnips' inventor had much more in mind. The app will alert you to updates on any website you choose.

Tracking price drops at your favorite online store is another example. I used it in a past blog post here on how to monitor websites.

What's different with this app? NetSnips won't flood your inbox with email alerts. Tweet this

Many new job postings appear on company websites that never turn up in search engine results. That happens a lot, often due to poor web design. With NetSnips, you will not miss new job postings at such companies once you have put them on your "target" list.

Johannes Erschbamer (Twitter: @ersjoh) from South Tyrol, Italy is the programmer behind NetSnips.

With his app, you won't have to revisit each company's or trade association's website only to see if a new job posting has appeared.

Mobile collage of live web snippets

NetSnips can pull snippets of updated content from various sites. It then presents them as a collage of "tiles" that you can arrange on the same mobile screen. This is how it works:

  1. Tap the + icon on the bottom of the app screen to open its built-in web browser.
  2. Enter the link to the career page you would like to track.
  3. Tap the scissors icon on the bottom of the app screen.
  4. With your fingertips, mark the section to track on the web page. Select the most recent vacancy at the top of the job listings page of your target company or organization. Only mark the header, not the whole post.
  5. Now tap "Add" on the menu bar on the bottom. This will create a tile with the selected excerpt on the app's main screen. Done!
From now on, whenever the marked spot on the monitored web page changes, the header of the new job posting appears automatically in NetSnips on your iPhone or iPad.

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About the author: To achieve success in business, you need to attract and raise attention for your product, service or brand online. But how to stand out? Useful and unique content gets more "shares" and "likes" on social media and rises to the top of Internet search results. Gerd Meissner (Twitter: @Gerd_Meissner) is a book author and former journalist who has specialized in content writing services.

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