Job Seekers Can Get News Delivered with RSS Feeds
When searching for a job, you need to use all the online resources available to receive valuable news about your industry, especially if you have targeted companies or locations in your search.
Really Simple Syndication (or RSS) feeds are a way of pulling the news from multiple websites into a single feed reader (the application that displays your feeds). RSS feeds allow you to read all your news sites in one spot. Essentially, instead of exploring different sites for the news, the news comes to you.
Clicking on this link connects your reader with the feed so that your reader displays the latest posts as they’re published. After you start accumulating tens to hundreds of valuable news sources, having a single place to read them all can be a huge timesaver.
Before you can put RSS feeds to work, you have to decide which RSS reader you want to use. The following two RSS readers are easy to set up and use:
Google Reader: Google Reader is a simple RSS reader, and anyone with a Google account can access it. (Basically, if you have a Gmail account, you can use Google Reader.)
Simply visit Google.com to see your reader. Google suggests a couple of popular feeds to get you started. As long as you’re logged into Google, you can subscribe to any feed you come across on the web by clicking on the RSS link.
*Feedly: Feedly transforms your feeds into a beautiful magazine interface. You can view highlights on an automatically generated cover page and view and share full articles easily. Feedly is also very easy to configure.
Feedly is compatible only with Firefox, Chrome, and Safari browsers.
After you choose the feed reader you want to use, build your subscriptions by using the resources for valuable news sites on your industry. Then follow these steps to add the subscriptions to your feed reader:
Click the RSS link in either the address bar of your browser or on the web page itself.
The RSS link appears differently from page to page. Sometimes it simply says RSS; other times it has some fancy variation of the icon.
Designate which reader you want to use to view the feed.
If you aren’t using Feedly, then you’ll be prompted to choose your reader from a drop-down list. Simply pick the one you want to use.
Add the feed to the appropriate folder or category.
In Feedly, you can assign categories to your feeds. Doing so helps you navigate your feeds when you accumulate many news sources. If you’re using Feedly, set up your categories so when you subscribe to a site, you just have to pick the proper category. If you aren’t using Feedly, put the new feed in some kind of folder for easy retrieval later.