Hack your job search with WorkStep search filters

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When you’re looking for a new job there’s a lot of important info beyond the job description: there’s your commute time, hourly wage, shift schedule, and even how often you get paid. But sometimes employers don’t post this info in the job ad. So you might do all the work of submitting a job application only to find out that it’s not a good fit for you.

That’s where WorkStep comes in. Because we work directly with employers, we have info like what shifts they’re hiring for or whether they require a background check. And our search filters work in the background to help you find exactly the right job with no extra work for you.

So how does it work? When you fill out your profile, you’ll be asked some questions about things like minimum hourly wage, how long you’re willing to commute, and what shifts you want to work.

We use this information to filter out any jobs that aren’t a match. Then we send you a weekly digest with all the jobs that match your skills and preferences, so you don’t have to waste time sifting through everything else.

Here’s how those filters work.

1. Go to the job preferences section.

Click on your name in the upper right corner and then click job preferences.

2. Set your preferences.

Often people leave their current job because their commute is too long or the schedule doesn’t work for them. WorkStep lets you filter out those jobs, so you don’t waste your time applying to a position that doesn’t work with your lifestyle.

Hourly Rate: Set your minimum hourly rate.

Type of job: Pick whatever industries you’re interested in.

Commute time: Choose how you’ll be getting to work and how far you’re willing to commute.

Shift: Do you want day shifts only? Looking for side gig on the weekend? You decide!

You can even filter for jobs that don’t require background checks or drug screening.

3. Search for jobs.

When you visit the jobs page you can automatically filter jobs using the preferences you’ve already set up. Just click on “my preferences” in the search bar.

If you don’t have a profile yet, you can also set the filters yourself. Click on “More” to see more options like hourly wage.

The next step? Once your profile is filled out, you’ll start getting a weekly email of jobs that match your skills and preferences. Then you can use your profile to apply to as many jobs as you want. (We found that applicants who apply to at least 3 jobs get hired faster, so go for it!)
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