How to Scrape Jobs without Coding | ScrapeHero Cloud

This tutorial will show you how to scrape job data for free using the ScrapeHero Cloud. Using these job crawlers we will be scraping job listings from Indeed, Glassdoor, and LinkedIn.

Here are the steps to scrape job listings

  1. Create the ScrapeHero Cloud account
  2. Select the Job crawler you would like to run – Indeed Job Scraper, Glassdoor Job Scraper, or LinkedIn Job Scraper
  3. Enter the list of input URLs
  4. Run the scraper and download the data

The ScrapeHero Cloud has pre-built scrapers that in addition to gathering job data from the web, can scrape Google, Social Media data, Real Estate data, and more. These scrapers are easy to use and cloud-based, where you need not worry about selecting the data fields to be scraped nor download any software. The scraper and the data can be accessed from any browser at any time and can deliver the data directly to Dropbox.

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Why Scrape Job Listings

When it comes to extracting job data, more is always better. If you are developing an in-house web crawling setup to extract job listings on a large scale, it may consume too much money and effort, without sufficient results. Using a web scraping tool such as the ScrapeHero Cloud to scrape job data can gather data fast and efficiently. 

1. Create Job Boards

By web scraping job data, information such as job postings, company and employee profiles, and job descriptions can be collected. Using the scraped job data, niche job boards can be created based on a preferred location and job type. This enables job boards to provide information regarding job postings and connect job seekers with employers. 

2. Monitor Trending Job Profiles

The growing job market, combined with the emergence and expansion of freelance jobs means that there is a constant growth in the number of job postings put out by employers. Web scraping job data can be used to aggregate huge amounts of job postings from all around the web in one place. This way, monitoring and analyzing the data for new and trending job profiles and locations in the job market becomes easier.

3. Monitor Company Expansions

Businesses need to be aware of where their competitors are expanding their business. This can be done easily by monitoring a company’s job listings. With the scraped job data, companies can monitor their competitors and see if they are expanding to a new market or technology by seeing the job profile and location of job listings.

These are just a few examples of what is achievable with job data feeds. Web scraping job data from websites such as Indeed, Glassdoor, LinkedIn, Monster, AngelList, or from company websites allow you to gain valuable alternative data about a company and their future plans.

Let’s move on to the steps on how to scrape job data using the ScrapeHero Cloud job scrapers.

Create a ScrapeHero Cloud Account

Before using a crawler in ScrapeHero Cloud, an account must be created. To sign up, go to  – https://cloud.scrapehero.com/accounts/login/ and create an account with your email address.

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Each account lets you test a crawler by allowing you to scrape 25 pages for free before subscribing. Below we have provided a detailed explanation on how to use the different job listings scrapers that are available on ScrapeHero Cloud.

How to scrape jobs from LinkedIn

LinkedIn allows you to search for job listings based on a keyword and location. The LinkedIn Job Scraper, can help you gather job listing data from LinkedIn within minutes.

Here is what we will scrape from the LinkedIn search results page:

  1. Job Title and Description
  2. Company
  3. Location
  4. Experience Level
  5. Job Type
  6. Industry
  7. Job Category
  8. Applicants
  9. Apply Link

Log in to your ScrapeHero Cloud account and add the LinkedIn Job Scraper.

Next, provide the input for the crawler. Go to Linkedin.com and search for a job at any location. Here is an example for Data Scientists in Silicon Valley, California:

https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/search/geoId=102490453&keywords=data%20scientist&location=Silicon%20Valley%2C%20California%2C%20United%20States

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Copy the LinkedIn search results URL and paste it in the Job Search Results URL field and input the number of jobs to scrape from the job listings. If you leave this field blank the scraper will collect all the LinkedIn job listings. 

 

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The image above shows the easy mode for quick data extraction. In the advanced mode, you have the option to schedule the job scraper to run on a regular interval, allowing you to check for new job postings.

Here is a sample of what the scraped LinkedIn job data will look like:

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How to scrape jobs from Indeed

Indeed allows you to search for job listings based on a keyword and location. The Indeed Job Scraper, can help you gather job listing data from multiple Indeed domains within minutes.

We can search for job listings manually, one by one, but it would be quite tedious as you may need a set of keywords to find all the available job listings you need. With ScrapeHero Cloud you can extract job listings from multiple search URLs in a single run.

Here is what we will scrape from the Indeed search results page

  1. Job Title
  2. Job Description
  3. Salary
  4. Company
  5. Job Type
  6. Location
  7. Number of Reviews
  8. Ratings
  9. Date Posted

Log in to your ScrapeHero Cloud account and add the Indeed Job Scraper. 

Next, provide the input for the crawler. Go to Indeed.com and search for a job in a preferred location. The crawler accepts an input URL based on a search query in any Indeed domain.

Here is an example for accountants in New York:
https://www.indeed.com/jobs?q=accountant&l=New+York,+NY&jt=fulltime

 

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You may add as many job listings URLs as required, as long as a new line separates each one. This scraper will accept job listing URLs from all Indeed domains. After you have input all the search URLs, enter the number of jobs to scrape.

 

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You can run the scraper on a schedule to keep getting new and updated Indeed job data. Here is a sample of what the scraped Indeed job data will look like:

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How to scrape jobs from Glassdoor

Glassdoor allows you to search for job listings based on a keyword and location. The Glassdoor Job Scraper can help you gather job listing data from Glassdoor within minutes.

Here are the data fields we will scrape from the Glassdoor search results page:

  1. Job Title
  2. Job Description
  3. Estimated Salary
  4. Company
  5. Company Size
  6. Sector
  7. Date Posted
  8. Ratings
  9. Number of Reviews
  10. Revenue

Log in to your ScrapeHero Cloud account and add the Glassdoor Job Scraper.

Next, provide the input for the crawler. Go to glassdoor.com and search for a job at any location. 

This is an example for Software Engineers in Silicon Valley, California:
https://www.glassdoor.co.in/Job/boston-software-engineers-jobs-SRCH_IL.0,6_IC1154532_KO7,25.htm

 

glassdoor-search-query

 

Copy the search results URL and paste in the Job Search Results URL field and input the number of jobs to scrape from the job listings. If you leave this field blank the scraper will collect all job details.

 

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Here is a sample of what the scraped Glassdoor job data will look like:

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Job aggregator sites become difficult to scrape as they use anti-scraping techniques such as Captchas, IP blocking, honeypot traps, and more to protect their information from scraping bots. Doing this alone can be challenging as scrapers require maintenance and upkeep as websites go through modifications. For these types of scenarios using a custom web scraping service is the best choice.

Why use a custom job scraping solution like ScrapeHero

An enterprise-grade data provider such as ScrapeHero will help you receive clean and structured job data feeds in your preferred format and get it delivered on a custom schedule. ScrapeHero can also send custom alerts through emails and webhooks whenever new job openings are posted or closed. 

The ScrapeHero Cloud job scrapers are just one way to extract job data. If you need to scrape job data from other job listing websites, or would like better keyword-specific results with more data fields and attributes, ScrapeHero can create a custom job scraping solution for you and help you get started.

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