Four filters for better job search

Searching for jobs is often not much fun.

You want to be as efficient as possible so that you can find the best jobs in the shortest amount of time.

In this article, we will explore using filters to improve your search efficiency.

In case you missed it, the first article in this series was on 6 red-hot advanced search tips for Jora.

Four really useful filters

Jora provides a number of filters that can help you find only jobs that you are interested in.

Based on recent user experience research sessions, I think it is clear that many more users could benefit from using the filters.

Job seekers are sometimes too focused on the list of results and don’t notice that very useful filters are available.

The most useful filters are:

  1. Distance filter — find just jobs nearby
  2. Listed date filter — find just recently advertised jobs
  3. Job type filter — find just part-time or casual jobs of “fly-in-fly-out” jobs
  4. Salary estimate filter — helps you set a minimum annual salary for advertised jobs

1. The Distance filter

When you search for jobs in Jora and you include a suburb or town name, the geographic area searched will be a circle that has a diameter of 100 kilometres.

That is a big, big area.

If you are in Sydney, that is the distance from the Harbour Bridge to Katoomba.

If you are in Melbourne, it is the distance from Frankston to Sunbury.

If you only want a more local job you really need to use the distance filter after you get the initial results.

You might consider using exact location if you want a job within walking distance or near a particular train station.

You might set the filter to within 5km if you are happy getting to work by bicycle or by bus or if someone local can drop you at work.

You might use within 10km if you are willing to spend about 20 minutes commuting.

2. The Listed Date filter

Job ads can last on Jora for up to 60 days. You might only be interested in the most recent jobs.

This filter lets you show only the job ads that are most recent. You can choose one of these settings:

Use the Last 24 hours filter if you use the site everyday and only want the new jobs.

The Last 7 days filter can be useful if you only visit the site once a week.

3. The Job Type filter

There are different type of job employment hours and conditions. For example: full-time, part-time, casual/temporary or contract positions.

You might only be interested in part-time jobs.

Rather than include “part-time” in your search query, it is more efficient to search for the job by title and then use the job type filter to find just the part-time jobs.

You can choose one of these job type options:

4. The Salary Estimate filter

The salary estimate filter is useful if you have a good idea of the minimum annual salary that you are willing to accept.

The salaries are estimates based on similar jobs with known salaries.

Currently, you can choose only one of the five annual salary options:

What about the other filters?

There are also filters for Location (where the job is based), Title (e.g. Courier or Lawyer) and Source (e.g. woolworths.com.au).

So there you have it – some great filters that let you take control of your job search so that you never miss out on the jobs that are most relevant for you. Please let us know if there are other filters that you would like to see on Jora search results. Contact me at support@jora.com.