What is RSS?
The benefits of RSS feeds:
The quickest way to see the benefits of RSS feeds in relation to widgets is to visit our Netvibes page and see some widget feeds working that we created and you can share:
At its most basic it is a way for you to receive information from the Recruitment Exchange and other sites as and when relevant information is changed or added. In our case this is most likely to be vacancies added to the site that match your search criteria but it could also be blog entries, news headlines, audio, and video.
RSS feeds can be read using software called an "RSS reader", "feed reader", or "aggregator". Some examples are Newsgator or you may be more familar with Twitter and Widgets which we also use to show information from our RSS feeds. Readers can be web-based, on your desktop or if you have internet access on your phone you can also access, subscribe and read our feeds via our site straight from your mobile phone. Add our latest vacancy RSS widgets to your iGoogle or Netvibes page:
An easy way to see feeds on a web page is to click on the RSS image in your web browser and this will show you feeds available on that web page or create your own on site.
On The Recruitment Exchange you can use all of these methods to read our RSS feeds and install our toolbar onto your web browser (Internet Explorer/FireFox etc) to follow feeds we have set up for you:
How to set up an RSS feed based on my own search criteria?
-Conduct a search based on the kind of role you are looking for e.g. Sector-IT sector; Location- London and then on the results page click on RSS icon this shows a feed of vacancies based on your criteria (if there are any available).
-You can add that feed to your favorites in say Internet Explorer or copy and paste the URL from the top into your RSS/XML reader/newsgator/twitter feed or in Netvibes RSS widget builder and you will receive all the vacancies based on your search.
What RSS stands for:
The initials "RSS" are used to refer to the following formats: "Really Simple Syndication (RSS 2.0)", Site Summary (RSS 1.0 and RSS 0.90)", or "Rich Site Summary (RSS 0.91)".
RSS formats are specified using XML (extensible markup language) which is a structured language that offers the building blocks to easily share structured data ideal for the internet. Although RSS formats have evolved since March 1999, the RSS icon (" orange square ") first gained widespread use in 2005-2006.
An RSS document (which is called a "feed", "web feed", or "channel") includes full or summarized text, plus metadata such as publishing dates and authorship. Web feeds benefit publishers by letting them syndicate content quickly and automatically.
They benefit readers who want to subscribe to timely updates from favored websites or to aggregate feeds from many sites into one place.
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