When looking for a new career the options online are endless. From government websites to small private companies to classified listings, there is an overwhelming number of websites you can choose from to perform your job searches. But finding a site that provides quick and efficient listings that are all from reputable sources can be difficult. We’ve compiled a list of sites that are known for their job searching attributes as well as few that you may not have considered when it comes to your latest opportunity to climb the corporate ladder.
13-year-old Linkedin has grown in leaps and bounds to become the largest professional social networking site. With over 175-million members in 200 countries worldwide, Linkedin gives you access to jobs and connections far beyond the usual realm of search and scan. You can apply for jobs while simultaneously reviewing what the company and whom it employs and their skill sets and experience.
Linkedin also gives you the ability to be a real time version of your resume. As you continuously add your work experience and expand your network, you will attract interested companies. Linkedin is the most used platform for recruiters and managers seeking new employees.
This straightforward search engine allows you to search for job title, keyword or companies in different cities in the USA. Launched in 2004, Indeed.com is available in over 50 countries and 28 languages and in 2010 became the most high-traffic career website in the USA. Indeed.com offers an efficient approach to both employers and employees. Posting jobs is quick and easy and companies can choose to have the job listings forward directly to their websites, where interested candidates can usually apply directly.
The only downfall indeed.com faces is that potential scams can easily be posted to the site and be used to collect personal information from resumes. Review jobs posted carefully and look for company information if there is none to keep your information safe.
Monster.com is one of the most trafficked employment websites in the United States, passed only by Indeed.com and careerbuilder.com. Monster.com is also one of the largest job search engines in the world, employing 5,000 employees and boasting millions of job seekers and postings.
In the USA, Monster.com offers a clean, simple platform that guides employers and job seekers directly to the correct portals. Jobs are searched for by location and title and you can post resumes on the website that make them searchable for employers.
Monster.com also offers several resources, including resume tips and tricks, career services and a well-stocked blog with useful job search and interviews information.
Like Indeed.com and Monster.com, SimplyHired is a Google-like search engine for career opportunities and a quick way to view a substantial number of job listings. The website, based in Sunnyvale, California, amasses information from job boards, news sites and company listings. At last count, it had over 30 million unique visitors a month. One advantage of SimplyHired over Indeed.com or Monster.com: Job listings display a user’s LinkedIn connections to each job, which permits you to reach out to network contacts already working within the company or review what kind of experience current employees have.
Careerbuilder.com is the second largest job search website in the United States. Allowing users to search by category, city or company, Careerbuilder.com has 3000 employees worldwide and also owns and operates several niche job search sites including Sologig.com, Headhunter.com, CareerRookie.com, MiracleWorkers.com, WorkinRetail.com and JobsInMotion.com.
Employers can also post resumes and search within the ‘talent network’, which divides job seekers by their skills.
The account section on Careerbuilder.com also allows job seekers to upload 3 different resumes, see when CB applications are viewed, know when a company finds their resume and more.
Careerbuilder.com has recently suffered by increased targeting by scam artists and has also been accused of bombarding users with emails unrelated to their job search.