The PennLink Job Search – Fairy Jobmother Style

By Claire Klieger

Courtesy of Disney's Cinderella

Wouldn’t it be nice if PennLink job or internship announcements that interest you magically appeared in your email inbox? Seems too good to be true, right? Wrong! This wish can come true with PennLink’s very own Fairy Jobmother, or “search agent” (personally, I like “Fairy Jobmother” better—it’s a little snazzier, don’t you think? Or maybe it’s just because with a 3 year old daughter, Disney princess references are never far from my mind).

In your “jobs” tab, if you open an advanced search, there is the option for you to save that search as a search agent. You can create as many different ones as you have areas of interest. Once you’ve saved a search agent, it will appear on your search agents sub tab and you can enable it (with a virtual wave of your magical mouse) to run the search however often you want (once a week, every day, whatever) and PennLink will then email you the results of this search.  It’s as simple as bippity boppity boo! (If only getting the jobs were that easy…)

Step One: Save your "advanced search" as a "search agent" by giving it a title.


Step 2: Under the "search agents" tab, select "schedule."
Step 3: Click "yes" to enable your job search agent to run however often you'd like.


Author: Claire Klieger

Claire Klieger is an Associate Director of Career Services for College of Arts & Sciences undergraduates. She earned her Ed.D. from Penn and did her undergraduate work at the University of Virginia. Fun Fact: Claire spent 11 years in the Middle East and North Africa.