We all spend hours and hours online, whether it’s working, shopping, paying bills, making doctor appointments or viewing social media. Job seekers now have the best chance of finding their next role through digital methods. With in person interactions few and far between, what are the best sites to find jobs online?
A familiar site for most professionals, LinkedIn began as a networking resource, where people could connect with others. Now, it offers much more, such as job listings and recommendations (you can even apply directly through the site in some cases), groups, courses, articles and much more.
Another household name, Indeed’s claim to fame is that it’s the largest job website in the world. The site says it has 250 million unique visitors each month and 10 jobs added per second globally. Employers can post jobs in any industry at any level, and Indeed also combs company job boards and other resources to help candidates access more listings. The site is completely free for job-seekers and offers additional tools, such as company reviews and advice.
Glassdoor encourages users to post anonymous reviews of employers. You can also compare salaries and access a tool to estimate your professional “worth,” as well as read interviews. The site has job listings across many industries, which you can search by different criteria, including location. To improve searches, you’re also able to add career insights.
Monster has been in the career game for 25 years, making it the first large-scale, widespread job site. In addition to browsing jobs in different locations and categories, job-seekers can upload their resumes so employers can more easily find them, access company profiles, use salary estimation tools, get resume reviews and join networking boards.
Formerly known as Brand, Nexxt boast millions of jobs, thousands of companies and hundreds of sites. Job hunters can search by career focus, location focus and diversity focus via affiliate sites. Along with an extensive database of job listings, you’ll find articles with questions and advice on topics like like how to interview.
You may use Facebook regularly, but did you know the social media giant also has a jobs page, where you can search for jobs by category, location and type (e.g. full-time, part-time, contract, internship, etc.)? You can apply via Facebook, as well as sign up for job alerts so you don’t miss relevant listings.
Scouted’s mission is to connect candidates with employers based on their “abilities and potential,” rather than just their resume. Claiming the traditional job-search process overlooks factors like grit, emotional intelligence, culture fit and thinking processes, the site takes into account personality and other nontraditional qualities when finding appropriate fits, as opposed to solely experience and skills.
With CareerBuilder, users can access and search jobs across a wide range of categories, from architecture to entertainment to military to farming. You can also use the site to build your resume, which can help you connect with employers. You’ll also be able to search by salary and find plenty of career advice.
For passive job-seekers (as in, people who aren’t actively looking but are open to job changes), this is an ideal tool. Once you upload your resume, employers can find you and invite you to apply for their positions. The platform uses algorithms to match qualified candidates to appropriate roles. You can also actively search for jobs or apply; the site will reach out to you with potential fits, as well as send you curated listings regularly.
A “100-million strong community,” Jobcase offers a job-search tool and career guidance resources. One of its strong points is its huge community, in which members ask for and provide advice and tips, along with job-related news. Jobcase users can also join groups and find articles on the site.
On Linkup, you’ll find verified, up-to-date listings culled directly from employer websites. The site says it is committed to accurate, quality results. You can automate your job searches to receive new matches of interest every day. Linkup also takes the hassle out of applying — when you find a position you like, you’ll be directed to the employer’s site, without any annoying intermediaries.
14. Google for Jobs
Google is one of the most important — perhaps the most important — tools of our daily lives. And Google for Jobs will prove an important tool for your job search. This tool will bring together job postings from around the web. You don’t have to do anything special; just search for jobs in your specialty, and the search engine will aggregate the top listings, eliminating redundant positions.
The #1 hourly work marketplace in America, according to the site, Snagajob (briefly Snag) lets job seekers complete applications in just seconds after completing a profile. They can apply quickly, find high-demand work and check on the status of their applications, all via the platform. The site has 700,000 employer locations in the U.S. and Canada.
Acknowledging that “every job search is different,” Joblist asks you to answer a series of short questions about who you are and what you’re looking for to curate personalized matches, collecting them from top job-search sites. You can also set up alerts so you’re always in the know when a job matching your criteria pops up.
17. Robert Half
Robert Half is primarily a staffing services agency, but it boasts a robust job-search platform in areas like accounting and finance, administrative and office, technology and IT, creative and marketing and legal. Candidates can also submit their resumes and subscribe to job alerts to find out about new postings and receive job advice and salary guides.
Combining artificial intelligence and human insight, Job.com uses advanced data science to match job seekers to employers. The job-search site leverages blockchain to make the hiring process more efficient and easier for candidates and employers alike. Once you upload your resume, the technology gets to work.
You’re probably very familiar with Craigslist as a marketplace. But the site also has job listings in certain towns and cities. You can search by category (such as business, nonprofit, education, web design and writing to name a few), employment type and location.
Vault recognizes that much of job satisfaction depends on where you work. The site provides company rankings based on employee feedback in areas like law, consulting, banking and accounting. You’ll also find advice on topics such as polishing your resume, writing your cover letter, interviewing, diversity and inclusion and networking. Looking for an internship? Vault has a separate search function just for this purpose.
With listing in 71 countries, Jooble is one of the most comprehensive job sites available. The site compares itself to search engines like Google, Bing or Yahoo! but specifically designed for job searches, allowing you to find jobs on all major job boards and career sites, while filtering out duplicates and allowing you to customize your preferences.
Much more than an online news site, Mashable offers a job board that gives you access to employment listings in a variety of industries, such as advertising, design, finance/operations, IT/engineering, sales and social media. You can also use the site’s resume builder to quickly create your own and sign up for job alerts.