What are Job Alerts and How do They Work?

Summary: Job Alerts can help your candidates receive information automatically by job category and/or location that they specify.


Job Alerts in Jobvite are for internal candidates to elect to receive job alerts from their own organization, rather than needing to go in and look at the All Open Requisitions Dashboard Widget or Requisitions tab, as well as for external job seekers who have an interest in working for your organization and want to be alerted when new positions are available that meet their interests. 

With enrollment in Job Alerts, the recruiting staff then does not have to be so active in reaching out to employees through internal Jobvites (via the Employees tab) or prospecting through existing external candidates to invite them to apply to new openings. 

While external candidates will sign up for Job Alerts on the Careers page of your website, internal candidates will sign up by navigating to the My Account>Job Alerts tab.


To add a new job alert, click Create New Alert.

Next, you can specify the Job Category and Location of the jobs which you'd like to receive alerts about.


The Job Category drop down pulls the Categories from Admin, as does the Location drop down.
Once the appropriate selections have been made, click Save.

You will now see the Job Alerts that you've created listed under your company name.


Once a Job Alert is created, you have several options:

  • Let it run as normal so you receive job alerts when the criteria you've set it met
  • Delete job alerts - by clicking the trash can icon, or clicking Delete All Job Alerts
  • Edit the Category or Location of a created job alert by clicking the pencil icon
  • Renew Subscription when the time period for the job alert is up

Note: Job Alerts are enabled by default on your Career Web Site.

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