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    For a long time, I have been wrestling with the best way to use the INDEED job board.

    I search every day so look for jobs since I last looked, sorted by date and without search terms.

    Since I look every day I would expect to see the most recent jobs at the top. But no, I see jobs that are 7, 14 or even 21 days old above some newer jobs. This I find confusing and annoying because I am then unwittingly looking at jobs that are very old and that I have already viewed. This is the only job board that really gives me a problem and  I end up spending more time than planned on the site.

    Are there any other INDEED users that can suggest a way around this, please?

    Posted by Metroman
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    • Reply by aislinggray

      Thanks for reporting back.  It’s a pity it impacts the user experience in such a way.

    • Reply by Metroman

      Hi thanks for the link, I’ll try that tomorrow am.

    • Reply by aislinggray

      Hi Metroman, hmm.. this sounds very frustrating.  You could try their help centre here to try to get to the bottom of it: https://www.indeed.co.uk/support/contact?zlang=en_GB

      • Reply by Metroman

        Hi, feedback is that these are sponsored adds that are ranked higher than others. As they say, this I what helps keep the service free to job seekers.

        Knowing that means I can act accordingly. Interesting funding stream.

    • Reply by Metroman

      Hi there and thx.

      I use the sort by date in the advanced job search page so the date on the left-hand side is already selected.

      I have re-created the problem by selecting temporary jobs,  all web sites, within 25 miles of Chester Cheshire, since my last visit, 20 results per page and sorted by date. as I write that generates 58 jobs on 3 pages.

      Most of page one is just posted jobs, then the last 4 are|: Just posted, 30+ days, 10 days and 30+ days.

      Page 2 starts: 9 days, 2 days, 7 days and just posted.


      I can only assume that this is due to the compensation INDEED receive and some jobs are ranked higher despite the search criteria as I think it says at the top of every list.

      I am hoping someone may have an idea of how to negate this because I find it very confusing, to say the least.





    • Reply by aislinggray

      Hi Metroman, nice to meet you on here.  I’ve just had a look at the Indeed website to see if I can help you.  On the left hand side of the results page, there is a ‘sort by’ option which lets you click on ‘date’ or ‘relevance’.  If you click on date, it should automatically list the jobs by most to least recent.


      Hope this helps!


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