Making the Most Out of Your ‘Favorites’ on PSJD

by: Ashley Matthews

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During the job hunt, promising opportunities can easily get lost in the sea of available job openings. PSJD.org lets you to keep tabs – literally – on favorite finds during your job search, so you can access them at any time.

Your Favorites can be found on your personal homepage, under the heading “My Account”.

Just click on “My Favorites” to see your job listings, dream employers, saved searches, and most helpful resources.

If you see an employer that stands out among your search results, simply click the plus sign under the “Favorite” column. The color will change from gray to green, and it will immediately appear under “Favorite Employers”. If that employer has current job openings, there will be a green star next to the name of the organization.

To favorite that job as well, just click the plus sign under the “Favorite” column.

To add searches to your Favorites, click “Save this Search,” located above your results. A dialogue box will appear, with a request to create a Search Title.

After creating an easily recognizable name, this search can be found at any time under “Favorite Searches”.

PSJD.org’s Resource Center is a great place to look for information to aid your public interest job search. Divided into six categories for easy browsing, the library contains calendars, fellowship guides, information on funding opportunities, and more.

Let’s say you find “Project-based Fellowships: Tips From Those Who Know” to be particularly helpful while browsing the library. Just click the small gray banner symbol above the title, located directly next to “Printer Friendly Version”.

When you go to your Favorites page, the resource will be listed under “Favorite Resources”.

With all this information at your fingertips on your ‘My Favorites’ page, it would be a good idea to compile your favorites into a Jobs Spreadsheet. Check out this spreadsheet, created by last year’s PSJD Fellow Kristen Pavón, for guidance on keeping track of your job search using Microsoft Excel. Don’t forget to also set up email alerts to automatically keep track of job openings that may interest you.

Happy job hunting!

3 Comments »

  1. Maanasa said,

    November 19, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Hi,

    I would like to remove job postings from the “My Favorites” section. There doesn’t appear to be a way to do this. Additionally, posts continue to appear on this list even after the posting has been removed. It drive me absolutely crazy!!!! Does anyway know if there is a way to Edit the My Favorite Postings list. Thank you very much.

  2. Rachel said,

    January 3, 2013 at 1:56 pm

    Hi, I too would like to delete favorited jobs whose deadlines have passed. When I select the far left box, no “remove” shows up to the far right. I have tried in several browsers to no avail.

  3. PSJD said,

    January 3, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Rachel! To remove a job from your Favorites, you’ll have to click on the actual job posting (hyperlinked in blue). Once you are taken to the job listing, scroll all the way down to the bottom. Select the “Already in My Favorites” option. A prompt will appear asking if you’re sure you want to remove the listing from your Favorites. Go ahead and click “ok” and the job should be removed..
    Thanks for using PSJD, and let us know if you still need assistance!

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