How to: Set up a job alert

New jobs are added to Rail recruiter every day, so setting up job alerts is a great way to make sure you don’t miss out on your dream rail job. You can set up multiple alerts and you can switch them on and off whenever you like.


To set up an alert, login to your account and select my job alerts. If you don’t have an account don’t worry it takes 2 minutes to set one up, click Register CV at the top of the home page, you will be asked a few questions and then upload a copy of your latest CV. Remember the more accurate and complete the information is that you provide the better chance you will have of securing interviews.


Click the green button to start setting up your alert.


Choose a name for your alert and then state the frequency that you would like the alert to run and search for jobs. 


Specify keywords for your search, it is important to take care as the success of your search will depend upon the words and phrases you stipulate. You can include individual words like accountant or trackworker or you can include phrases like project manager and assistant quantity surveyor. Any phrases should be surrounded by speech marks or else each individual word in the phrase will match.


Next specify a location and distance. You have the option to use a postcode or the name of a town or city.


Finally select any sectors, job types and salary range. It is not essential to select sectors and job types if this is not relevant to your search.


Remember the broader the criteria that you specify the more jobs you will return, being overly specific could mean that you miss out on some opportunities.


You can return to your alert at any time to amend it and you can switch it off when you land your dream job.


We hope this guide has been useful. Good luck with your job search from the Rail recruiter team.