One of the most common ways today’s job seekers uncover employment opportunities is by using online sources. There are hundreds of job boards, both generic and niche, as well as aggregators, social media channels, networking groups, and staffing company websites to choose from.
There are many others, of course, but this list of best job search websites should give you a good starting point for your next job hunt:
Indeed is the most-trafficked job search engine – with a radically different approach to job search. With one or two simple keywords, indeed gives any job seeker free access to millions of job opportunities from thousands of different websites. Indeed includes most of the job listings from almost all major job boards, local newspapers and company career pages.
In addition, indeed also keeps track of jobs you’ve applied for or jobs you’ve just expressed interest. Also, you will get daily and weekly alerts to your inbox; criteria include job title, salary requirements, location and skill sets. Indeed’s mobile app, detailed email notifications, and a host of search plugins are just a few of the added perks of this multipurpose job search engine.
It’s still an important site on which to conduct a job search. You can narrow your search by location, keywords, and employer; plus, Monster has plenty of job search extras: networking boards, job search alerts, and online resume posting.
Employers can also use Monster.com to find employees for a nominal fee, a useful tool for those looking to expand their hiring repertoire, find a new full-time or contract employee, or gather a pool of potential applicants for an upcoming position.
If you’re looking for a job search engine that solely focuses on local job listings, SimplyHired can be your answer. Here, you can browse your searches by any town, by zipping or postal code, or by a state to find any job that would be right for you. SimplyHired also offers the unique job search technique with the help of the user “trains”.
It works on the principle of top job searches based on the rating of jobs a person is interested in. This job search engine also gives a user the ability to research about salaries, adding jobs to a job map, and view pretty detailed profiles of many companies.
LinkedIn is the premier job search engine and social networking site for professionals. It also has free tools for crowd-sourcing and landing jobs. LinkedIn’s job postings are one of the highest quality, and if a job searcher is connected to someone who already knows about that particular job, it’s a benefit to you in every aspect.
Once you’re connected to any user, you can also peruse their network and create valuable contacts to further into your connections with other users. The website also features an online job board where any recruiters or employers can post available about their openings so that any LinkedIn users can apply to them.
There are all sorts of interesting jobs on Craigslist. Just find your city, look under Jobs, then look under your job category. Non-profit, systems, government, writing, etc. jobs are all represented here. You can also set up various RSS feeds that pertain to whatever job you might be looking for, in whatever location.
One Craigslist caveat: because this is a free marketplace, some of the jobs posted on Craigslist are not legitimate (the vast majority are, however). Use caution and common sense when replying to job listings on Craigslist.