Tips on Searching for Jobs

Quick start

Searching jobs with jobsDB is very easy. At its most basic, you’ll do three things :

  1. Enter a job title in the Keywords box (for example: ‘Accountant’, ‘Java Developer’)
  2. Enter which area you’d like to work in the Location box (‘Sydney NSW’, ‘Melbourne VIC’, ‘Chippendale 2008’)
  3. Click on the “Search Jobs” button. jobsDB will then start doing some heavy lifting to bring you the best jobs in town!

Find Jobs in Surrounding Areas

By default, jobsDB will try to find jobs in all areas within 5km from the location you’ve entered. You can change the radius by clicking on the drop down list marked as ‘Distance’ near the top of the result page.

To find jobs matching an exact phrase, put double quotes around the words.

For example: “project manager”


All searches made on jobsDB are case insensitive. Therefore, PROJECT MANAGER, project manager or Project Manager all return the same results.

Advanced job search tips

You can narrow down or broaden your search by using AND and NOT in your query.

For example, to search for Java jobs but NOT PHP jobs: java NOT php

If you are looking for jobs that involve both Java AND PHP programming skills: java AND php

Find Jobs From a Company or Recruiter

You can search jobs from a particular company or recruiter by entering the following query: company:(COMPANY NAME HERE).

For example, to find jobs from IBM you can type: company:(IBM).

Filter and Sort Search Results

Normally, jobsDB can return thousands of jobs for a particular query. If that’s a bit much, you can use the left hand side navigation to refine the search results spectrum.

Currently, jobsDB allows filtering by titles, locations, job types and sources.

Got any other questions? You should contact us, or visit our FAQ to learn more.