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How to apply to a job on Indeed

We're so happy you're choosing to use Indeed to assist in your job search! Please note that Indeed does not operate as a recruitment service, but rather functions as a job search engine. If you're looking for career advice or career-related resources, please take a look at our Career Guide.

To apply for jobs on Indeed, first navigate to our homepage. Here, you'll find two text boxes labeled 'What' and 'Where'. In the 'What' box, you can enter your desired keywords related to the type of job you're looking for, a company name, or an industry you'd like to work in. To find your desired job in a certain area, enter a city, county, or postcode in the 'Where' box. Once you've set up your search, click 'Find jobs'. 

There are two different types of jobs on Indeed: ones you can 'Easily apply' to by clicking 'Apply Now', and ones that redirect you to the hiring company's own website via the 'Apply on company site' button. The latter will take you away from Indeed's site; please note that these applications can be a bit more involved, so if you have any questions, you'll need to contact the company directly as your CV will be submitted directly through their website.

When applying for jobs on Indeed, you have the option to use your own CV file. We understand you may have taken some time crafting your CV, so if you'd like to apply to jobs using your own original CV file, you may do so by clicking 'Apply with a different CV' whenever an application window pops up. In cases where you're redirected to the employer's site, you may upload it there.

If you aren't ready to apply for a certain position, you have the option to save it first. From our homepage, you can save a job by clicking the three vertical dots in the upper right-hand corner of the job listing and selecting 'Save job'. Opening a job listing in a new tab or window will also show you a 'Save this job' button. Please note that in order to save jobs, you'll need to be signed in; if you have an Indeed account, you'll be able to view your Saved jobs in the My jobs section. 

If you're concerned about a position you come across in your search, please familiarise yourself with our Guidelines for Safe Job Search.

Best of luck with your job search!

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