AngelList is a platform that can send you email alerts any time a new remote job opportunity is listed by a company that matches your job search criteria. I have used AngelList before to land a full-time remote job. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to use its job alert feature so you can land one too.
Setting up this feature will give you an advantage over applicants who have not set it up. By getting notified about new job opportunities immediately after they’re posted, you can apply before the majority of other applicants. Applying early will greatly increase your chances of getting an interview.
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Setting up job alert emails on AngelList
Step 1: Create account or log in
To set up email alerts for remote job opportunities on AngelList, create an AngelList account if you don’t already have one. If you do have one, log in.
If you’re creating an account, don’t fill in your AngelList profile now. You can do that later when you start applying to remote jobs on the platform.
Step 2: Enter job title and location
After creating an account or logging in, go to the Jobs page.
At the top of the page you’ll see a job search box.
In the job title field, search for the name of the job title in the dropdown that most resembles what you do. Here we’ll assume that I’m looking for remote jobs in product management.
If you don’t see your desired job title in the dropdown menu, you can enter it manually. For instance, no product marketer title exists in the dropdown. So if I was a product marketer I would type “product marketer” in the search field instead of selecting from the dropdown menu.
In the location field, enter the name of the country or region in which you spend most of your time.
In the dropdown menu that lists remote preferences, select Remote only.
If I was a product manager living in the United States only looking for remote work, my job search would look like this:
Step 3: Use filters
Clicking on the Filters options gives you the opportunity to narrow down relevant remote job opportunities even further. You can select a salary range, job type (contract, full time, part time), experience level, industry (i.e. market), and more.
Adjust these filters as desired, paying special attention to the Remote culture filter.
Turning this filter on will make you only receive job alerts from startups that have partially or fully remote teams. I recommend turning this on because it’s better to work remotely for a company that is highly experienced at managing remote employees. However, if you are not receiving enough alerts with it turned on, you can turn it off later.
When you’re happy with your filtering, click View results.
Step 4: Enable job alerts
Click the tab at the top of the search field that says New search and name your search settings. For instance, I would name my search settings something simple like Remote Product Manager.
After this, check the button that says Get job alerts for this search and click Create.
And that’s it. Now you’ll receive an email alert from AngelList any time a job is posted that matches your search criteria.
In the meantime, you can start applying to remote jobs that are already listed.