How to Cancel an Account With Indeed.com

The process of seeking out and applying for jobs has been fundamentally reshaped by the technological advancements of the internet age. The rise of websites such as LinkedIn, Indeed.com and other career-oriented platforms has created countless opportunities for job seekers to connect with employers on a level that would never have been thought possible only a few decades ago.

Deactivating your Indeed account is far more permanent than the standard Indeed logout.
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In the event that you have found a new job, you may choose to delete your Indeed account. In order to do so, you will need to first access your account settings and then select the appropriate cancellation option.

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Deactivating your Indeed account is far more permanent than the standard Indeed logout. However, if you have decided this is the right move for you, you should log in to your account, access your account settings and press the "Close my account" button.

The Basics of Indeed.com

Indeed.com is an excellent example of an online platform that not only acts as a hub for posting and seeking out job advertisements, but also allows users to create their own social profile, complete with resume and various other valuable job-seeking resources. At the touch of a button, job seekers can browse a trove of job advertisements using both their location and job specialization as search parameters.

To further customize their experience, job seekers can also create individualized alerts that will notify them when jobs of a specific type become available. For example, you could create an alert that will notify you when any copywriting job becomes available online. By providing your email address, you will receive an email immediately notifying you of new copywriting opportunities the moment they are published to the platform.

Additional Features and Considerations

When applying for jobs through Indeed.com, you can also send your cover letter and resume directly to an employer. This helps save valuable time that would have previously been spent scouring the internet for the appropriate hiring portal or contact email to send your employment credentials.

However, with opportunities such as these invariably comes increased competition. Given the fact that individuals across the country can browse listings at a moment's notice, it should come as no surprise that attractive job listings will often attract hundreds of viable candidates. With that in mind, speed plays a critical role during the application process. Generally speaking, individuals who are among the first to apply to a job will often have a much higher chance of being interviewed or hired.

Closing Down Your Indeed Account

If you have recently found a job, you may decide that maintaining your Indeed account is no longer necessary. Fortunately, it is possible to shut down your Indeed account without much difficulty.

As a first step, you will need to log in to your Indeed account. If you are asking "how do I log in to my Indeed account?" then you may have either only been using the platform to browse jobs without applying or have already deleted your profile at some point. However, if you have lost your password then there are specific steps you can take to recover this and log back in to your account.

After logging in, press the Account button in the top right corner of the screen. This should bring up your account settings page. From here, you should see a link in the lower third of the screen that says "Close my account." You may benefit from reading the description provided here just so you fully understand the implications of closing your account. If you are ready to move forward, simply click the link and press the OK button in the confirmation window that appears. After this point, your account should be deleted successfully.

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