Job Search Help

Job Search Tips
My Saved Jobs
RSS (Really Simple Syndication)
Practical Downloadable Software
Help for users with Disabilities

Job Search Tips provides you with access to approximately 16,000 jobs advertised by over 800 recruiters. To ensure you find the jobs relevant to you both efficiently and quickly please read the following job search tips.

To clearly outline the job search we will look at the following 3 sections.

Homepage Search
Homepage Keyword Search – very useful!
Refinement Options
Advanced Job Search Options
Additional Search Options

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The most popular way to search for a new job is by using the homepage search

To begin your search, simply select your preferred recruiter type. You have 3 options.

  • Employer: Jobs posted by employer only
  • Agency: Jobs posted by recruitment agency only
  • Both: Jobs posted by both employer and agency

Then select the industry sector you want to work in (we have 28 categories in total) and your preferred location.

Example : if you want to search for marketing jobs based in Cork but advertised by corporates only then select
Recruiter type : Employer. Category : Marketing. Location : Cork.

Job search Box

Simply select your preferred recruiter type, the industry sector you want to work in and your preferred location.

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Inserting a relevant key word(s) can help refine your search greatly. You should insert words or phrases that you would expect to see in the job title or job description. As you begin to type your keyword a prompt box will appear.

This prompt box lists relevant keywords, as taken from the job title and description posted by the recruiter. The more popular keywords will be positioned at the top of the list. It is up to you which keyword you wish to select.

It is also possible to create your own keyword and search for relevant jobs.

Example : if you are looking for a job in the area of SAP Consultancy, you will get more specific results if you insert the key words, SAP Consultant, rather than just inserting the word SAP on its own or the word Consultant on its own. If you are looking for a job as a Web Developer, you will get more specific results if you insert the key words, Web Developer, rather than just the word Web or the word Developer on their own.

For more specific results you should tick the box (positioned under the keyword search) marked
"match the exact key word(s)".

Job search Box

You will get more specific results if you insert keywords.

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Once you have completed your search on the homepage you will be presented with a list of jobs relevant to your search.

From this list you can either

  • Click on the relevant job postings
  • Refine your search further by using the filtering options positioned on the left hand side

There are 7 refinement options.  

  1. Recruiter Type
    This allows you to search jobs posted by agency only or company only.
  2. Category
    Similar to the homepage a category should be selected based on the type of job(s) you are most interested in viewing. For example; if you are looking for a job as a HR Manager you should select the 'HR' category. If you are looking for a job as a Credit Controller, you should select the 'Accountancy & Finance' category etc.
  3. Locations
    Refine your search by the location you wish to work in.
  4. Employment Type
    This allows you to choose whether you are more interested in permanent work or contract work or temporary.
  5. Salary
    You can further refine your search by remuneration.
  6. Tags
    Tags are similar to roles. They are terms or labels that best describe the job on offer. Similar to the above filtering options, tags are listed in order of popularity. Therefore the higher the tag the more jobs assigned.

    For example, let say you carry out a simple search on the homepage selecting category only; ‘Marketing'. From the below listings we can see that the tag ‘Marketing Manger (74)' is positioned at the top of the list. This means that a total 74 jobs have been assigned the tag ‘Marketing Manager', making it the most popular tag in this search.

    Note : It is possible to view all tags relevant to your search by selecting More

  7. Refine by Keyword
    This search feature further refines your search. From the job listings presented to you, you can further refine your search by typing in relevant keywords.

    Refine by Keyword

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Cancelling a refinement

It is possible to cancel any job refinement by selecting (undo) positioned under Results Refined By.
Undo a refienement

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The advanced search option allows users to choose a number of additional search criterions to help refine their search, such as;

  • Location(s)
    This search allows you to choose up to 3 locations. Selecting one location will narrow your search.
  • Employment Type
    This allows you to choose whether you are more interested in permanent work or contract work or temporary work. Within the permanent and temporary work options you can further specify whether you are more interested in full-time or part-time jobs

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By Recruiter Users can view details about vacancy advertising clients' and current vacancies they have advertised on at this time. also provides jobseekers at both ends of their career path a facility to view vacancies most relevant to them, within our Executive and Graduate Rooms;
Executive Room Lists all Senior Management Positions currently onsite
Graduate Room Lists all Graduate Position currently onsite

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My Saved Jobs allows you to save jobs of interest quickly and apply at a time that is convenient to you.

If you have found jobs of interest but do not have time to apply, simply save the job by clicking on the plus icon positioned next to the vacancy. You can see what jobs you have selected by clicking on 'view saved jobs'. Should you wish to remove a job from your saved jobs, simply click the remove button.
Save Job Icon :RSS icon example

Once you have finished searching for jobs, enter your email address at the bottom of the "My Saved Jobs" page.

Your 'saved jobs' will be sent to the email address specified.

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RSS icon RSS (Really Simple Syndication)

Jobseekers can now subscribe to customised RSS feeds on notifying them of new job postings!

  1. Simply carry out a job search relevant to you.
  2. Click on the orange RSS Icon RSS icon example on the right hand side of the search page.
  3. Select relevant news reader and add job listings to your personalised page.
  4. Jobs matching your selected criteria will be updated as soon as new jobs are posted onto!

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Practical Downloadable Software is committed to ensuring that every users experience is a good one. We acknowledge that not all users will have access to some of the software used on the site, therefore please find below links to third party software which can be downloaded to your desktop:

Microsoft Internet Explorer Version 7 is best viewed with Internet Explorer 6 and higher at 800X600 pixels.

Download Adobe Acrobat Reader
Adobe Acrobat Reader

This is free software for viewing and printing Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.

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Help for Users with Disabilities

The main functions within are now accessible to disabled jobseekers to WAI level AA.

We strive to continually improve our site and to incorporate additional functionality to help users with disabilities. welcomes any suggestions or feedback.

The following are just some of the many features in place to help users with disabilities navigate easily:

Bypassing Navigation Bars
To skip over the top and left navigation bar to the main page content follow the link marked 'skip to main content' or 'skip to job search' provided at the start of each page. This will take you to the main page content.

Using the Tab Key to jump between links
You can use the tab key on your keyboard to jump from one link to the next. All navigation bars in the site provide a logical order for this.

Zooming in and font sizes
The main content on each page allows for flexible resizing of fonts to meet user requirements. If you find that font sizes are too small simply increase the default font size used in your web browser software (for example, in Internet Explorer font sizes can be changed in the View Menu under 'Text Size'). This feature may not work correctly in all web browsers.

Site Dimensions is best viewed with the Firefox 2 browser or Internet Explorer 6 and higher at 800X600 pixels.


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