Let’s say someone has told you about a German or American company in our niche that is hiring. It looks promising.
You would like to monitor its website for upcoming job opportunities, but the site doesn’t offer email alerts. The career page does not even show up in Google. What to do?
NetSnips helps you track changes on job board and company career pages from your iPhone or iPad screen (sorry, Android users).
But online job search is just one example I chose for this post, NetSnips‘ inventor had much more in mind. The app will alert you to updates on any website you choose. Tweet this!
Many new job postings appear on company websites that never turn up in search engine results. That happens a lot, often due to poor web design.
With NetSnips, you will not miss new job postings at such companies once you have put them on your “target” list.
Johannes Erschbamer (Twitter: @ersjoh) from South Tyrol, Italy is the programmer behind NetSnips
With his app, you won’t have to revisit each company’s or trade association’s website only to see if a new job posting has appeared.
Mobile collage of live web snippets
NetSnips can pull snippets of updated content from various sites. It then presents them as a collage of “tiles” that you can arrange on the same mobile screen. This is how it works:
- Tap the + icon on the bottom of the app screen to open its built-in web browser.
- Enter the link to the career page you would like to track.
- Tap the scissors icon on the bottom of the app screen.
- With your fingertips, mark the section to track on the web page. Select the most recent vacancy at the top of the job listings page of your target company or organization. Only mark the header, not the whole post.
- Now tap “Add” on the menu bar on the bottom. This will create a tile with the selected excerpt on the app’s main screen. Done!
From now on, whenever the marked spot on the monitored web page changes, the header of the new job posting appears automatically in NetSnips on your iPhone or iPad.
But how to find such needle-in-a-haystack companies and career pages, and develop your personal target list to begin with?
The Germany-USA Career Center, industry association websites and trade publications offer good starting points.
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About the author: Gerd Meissner is GUCC’s chief content officer. This post has been modified for the GUCC. Its original version appeared on the How-to Tips Blog.