Applicant tour

Contents

  1. Sorting and viewing ads
  2. Hiding and favoriting ads
  3. Quick search
  4. Advanced search
  5. Applications
  6. Scheduling interviews

4. Advanced search

To do an Advanced search, click on "New advanced search" near the top left of the page. (Click the image to enlarge it. The image shows the page on a large screen; its appearance is different on a small screen, like a phone.)

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Now check off all the fields you are interested in, all the countries in which you would consider working, and all the position types relevant to you. For example, you might check off "Macroeconomics; monetary" and "Econometrics"; you probably also want to check off "Any field", to cover recruiters who have no preference for a field. Let's suppose you also check off all English-speaking countries and the first three position types, all of which include an Assistant Professor. Perhaps you might also take a Post-Doc, so you also check off that. On your first search, leave the cutoff date at its default, to cover all the ads posted so far this season. The next field asks you how frequently you want to be notified by email when positions satisfying my criteria are posted. At the moment set this at "Never". (We'll come back to this setting.) Finally, to be able to re-do this search with a different cutoff date (and possibly different criteria), give the search a label. Here we call it "Assistant Prof.".

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Now click "Save and search". All the ads satisfying your criteria are displayed. (The search shown was done very early in the season, when few ads are displayed. Many more will be displayed as the season progresses.)

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You can now go through this list, deciding which ones you're interested in and which ones you'd like to hide.

Suppose that you go through all the matching ads and decide that there are currently no other ads you want to look at. However, if new ads are posted that satisfy your criteria, you want to see them. What you can do is edit your search by going to the form near the top right of the screen, making sure "Edit saved search" is checked and clicking "Go".

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That takes you to the form that gives the criteria for your search. In the future, you want to know only about ads posted on or after today, so you go to the date field and enter today's date (entered here as June 1, 2014) You want to be notified once a day (let's say) when new ads satisfying your criteria are posted, so you select "Every day" in the "Notification frequency" field.

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Then you click "Save and search" at the bottom of the form. Only ads posted so far today (of which there may be none) are displayed. But now once a day you will be notified if ads satisfying the criteria are posted. If you don't get a notification, you don't have to come to the site and check for new ads.

When new ads do appear, you can process them as before and update your cutoff date to the current date.

Of course, even if you choose not to be notified, you can come to the site and manually do a search with a new cutoff date. To do so, you don't need to go to the page to edit your search. You can change the cutoff date in the form on the advertisements page. For example, here we're redoing our search for a cutoff date of July 1, 2014.

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