How Dylan Works

Dylan is a revolution in job search. A virtual recruitment consultant that learns the type of jobs you like, and makes recommendations based on how you search. Dylan then delivers those jobs to you exactly how you want them.

Jobs You Want To See, Delivered To Your Inbox

As soon as you start searching you not only start to tell Dylan exactly the sort of vacancies you're interesting in, but you start to build up criteria based on the information you tell us.

With keywords and 'more options' you can start to get personalised emails based on your specific criteria. Just hit the 'Subscribe' button and we'll show you exactly what you've searched for. All you have to do is tell us what your email address is and how frequently you want an email alert.

Unsubscribe Whenever You Want
At the bottom of every email we'll send you you'll find a link to unsubcribe from receiving any more emails.

Let Twitter Take The Load (Don't worry, we only Tweet you alerts via private Direct Message's - DM's)

If you're anything like Dylan you'll have Twitter open in your browser, as a desktop app and on your phone.

We want you to get alerts for the vacancies you want, how you want them - and with a little Twitter magic we can DM you relevant positions. You start your search, hit the 'Subscribe' button and Dylan will give you a specific message to send to @dylanalerts. This is Dylan's specific 'alerts' account, so as well as sending you DMs it also tweets all of our new job postings. For Dylan's social side including news and views head on over to @wearedylan.

Follow the steps on the right and whenever Dylan finds a new vacancy matching your criteria you'll get a private DM.

New To Twitter?
You can sign up for a Twitter account here. Also, you can find instructions regarding how to send DM's here.

How Dylan Twitter Alerts Work

You start your search, and hit 'Subscribe'.

Dylan gives you a personalised message based on your search to send to @dylanalerts.

You go to Twitter, sign up for an account if you don't have one already - follow @dylanalerts and send the message as a DM.

You'll start to get private DM's in return with relevant vacancies based on your search in Step 1. It's that easy!

There's a Reason RSS is Called 'Real Simple'

RSS, or 'Real Simple Syndication', is a way for you to stay connected to a website and know immediately when it's being updated.

From the BBC to bedroom bloggers, RSS has become fundemental to the web. Dylan uses RSS to make sure that as soon as vacancies arrive on the site, you'll know. As soon as you carry out a search and hit 'Subscribe' we'll show you a personalised RSS feed that you can then drop into an RSS reader or browser to get your own updates.

If you want to see every new Dylan vacancy you can see the main RSS feed here.

Start Typing and Let Dylan Do The Rest

Start Typing and Let Dylan Do The Rest

The first thing you'll notice is there isn't a 'search button. Thats because we're already showing you everything. All you have to do is start typing and Dylan will filter the list live. The more you type, the better the results.

Need More Options?

Maybe you know the title of the type of job you're looking for, but you want to quickly search for jobs in different salary brackets or whether Dylan has full time or part time jobs. Just hit 'More Options' and we'll show you some of the more popular options our candidates make use of.

Start Typing and Let Dylan Do The Rest
Start Typing and Let Dylan Do The Rest

'Find More Like This'

We want to make searching as easy as possible. Alongside the live search, we've made it incredibly easy to find the job you love - and then easily find other jobs that match the same criteria.

Anytime you see a magnifying glass icon next to a job title, click on it and Dylan will show you a list of jobs that are similar. No more typing, no more searching - Dylan finds the jobs for you.

The Star Of The Show

The best way of making sure you're seeing the right jobs for you. The star icon is how Dylan learns what you love. Based on the jobs you 'star' Dylan will start to make recommendation to you meaning you spend less time searching and more time applying.

The recommendations are based on the tags within a job. Every job will have relevant tags that we've applied. So even if you mix it up we'll show you the right jobs.

The star icon is also a great way of bookmarking jobs on the system. If you find a job you love, but want to come back to it later, star it and we'll save it in a easy to find list. We'll save the list for a few days, but if you register you'll be able to save your jobs and other interactions for as long as you need.

The Star Of The Show
The Star Of The Show

Did Dylan Get it Right or Wrong?

Sometimes, as you search and start 'starring' jobs, you might pick jobs that are quite broad in their roles. That's great - it's what we want you to do to help you find your perfect you job.

But that also means that Dylan, as your personal recruiter, will look further and wider afield to find jobs to recommend to you.

With that, if you ever think that a job that Dylan is recommending to you isn't right - hit the cross icon and Dylan will not only remove the job from the recommended list, but also remember that the key content of that job might not be right for you.

Did Dylan Get it Right or Wrong?
Did Dylan Get it Right or Wrong?

Other Icons You'll Get To Know

Apply Now

The first thing you'll want to do when you find the job that's right for you is make sure you apply for it!

We've made it easy, all we need are your basic details and CV, then the Dylan team will take over and make sure we've got you on your way.

Attach A Note

It happens to everyone, you're searching for a new job and the description has a certain skill or phrase you're not sure about.

By making a short note you can make sure you're on top of everything you need to know, or need to ask.


They say sharing is caring - and we agree!

The broadcast icon lets you share individual jobs across some of the most popular social website such as Twitter, Facebook and Digg.

Refer And Earn

We know that sometimes you might might find a job that's actually perfect for someone you know.

We want to make sure we reward you for helping Dylan, if we place someone you refer we'll make sure your pocket is £250 heavier.

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