You now have 2 ways of registering for job alert emails with myjobscotland;

Option 1: Create a Job Alert directly on from the Job Search Results

This method allows users to create an alert without registering for an account. A job alert or multiple alerts can be created once job search criteria has been defined;

To start a search enter key word, town or postcode on the homepage, or you can use the 'Search Jobs' tab to see all jobs or 'Search Organisations' tab to see all jobs in a specific Organisation;

Reduce the search results using the left hand filter menu options, once you have narrowed down the criteria the 'Create alert' banner will display at the top of the results;

A pop up menu will now appear, enter your email address. Give the search a name. Define how often the alert should be sent (weekly or daily). Once you are happy with the details entered select the tick box to give consent for the alert to be created. And finally click the 'Create Alert' button.

The new job alert will come from You can stop alerts at anytime by clicking the 'Remove this alert' link at the bottom of each email.

If you would like to amend your alert criteria or apply for a job you will need to log in to your myjobscotland account and follow the steps listed below in option 2.

Option 2: Create or Update a Job Alert directly from your myjobscotland account

Log in to your myjobscotland account and navigate to the Saved Search page.

Click on the "Create Alert" button.


Things to note:

  • Give your Search a name and make it meaningful and recognisable. This will be included in the title of any alert email that is sent to you.
  • Select how regularly you would like to receive job alerts. If you select "Never" then you will not be emailed any job alerts but you can run the search whenever you visit myjobscotland. The search will simply act as a Saved Search.
  • Check the criteria of your search. With every criteria you add, fewer jobs will be returned in your list of results. If you run your saved search and there are no results then it is unlikely that you will receive any jobs in your job alerts.
  • Tip create multiple job alerts for different categories rather than one very specific search so that you do not miss a particular opportunity.