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Job Search Sites Worth Your Time?
There are hundreds of
Should you just use one
We considered the following criteria for each of the sites listed below:
- Ease of use – The overall user interface and ease of joining, searching and creating search filters
- Mobile App –
Job searchis 24/7 these days, so we did not consider any job searchsites that did not have smartphone apps for both iOS and Android. For those sites that did have mobile apps, we compared functionality and set minimum requirements:
- Must allow searching by keywords, title, and location.
- Must have a free version in addition to any premium version.
- Must be able to get job alerts for job opportunities that meet a candidate’s profile.
- Broad Coverage – We only included
job searchsites that offered a broad range of career titles and locations. We did not look at focused sites (sites that specialize in an industry, skill or location).
- Cost – Free is great, but sometimes you want some premium services for a price. In this review, we focused only on a site’s free offering (whether or not they had a premium offering as well).
- Size – The number of users, companies, or jobs posted for any one site is not always the best indicator for the best site, but it does help.
- Basic Functionality – All of the sites listed below offer some form of profiles/resume uploads, job alerts as well as search by
keywordand location. Ease of applying to job opportunities is key, but keeping track of jobs applied for varies across platforms.
- Omissions – As mentioned above, most of these sites have similar functionality. Not listing a specific function in the reviews below does not necessarily mean that it is not available on the site.
Job Search Sites
A brief overview of our top 5 in no particular order. While all of these sites are excellent, our pick for the “best of the best” is ZipRecruiter.com.
LinkedIn, launched in 2003 and now owned by Microsoft, offers much more than just
- Invest the time in setting up your profile, this will help you get noticed by recruiters.
- Set up job alerts to get emails on opportunities based on your criteria.
- LinkedIn Learning offers both free and paid courses to enhance your skills.
- Apply for or Save jobs is available.
- Try the iPhone or Android app.
- Free to use, but there is a premium offering with more functionality as well.
2. ZipRecruiter.com (our pick)
ZipRecruiter has the top-ranked mobile app for
- Creating a resume profile on ZipRecruiter is easy (you can upload an existing resume file). This will help recruiters find you.
- Free to use and easy to create a profile. Upload
your resume(uploading the Word version of my resume worked fine).
- ZipRecruiter uses AI technology to actively connect millions of all-sized businesses and job seekers. ZipRecruiter will suggest jobs based on previous searches.
- Search real salaries based on job title and location.
- All of the keywords and skills from
your resumeare posted as part of your profile.
- Keep track of the jobs that you’ve applied for by using their “Applied Jobs” link.
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Indeed.com launched in 2004 and is one of the best known and largest
- A resume builder is available.
- Free resources for job seekers.
- Job alerts are available.
- Sign-up for an account in order to leverage the best functionality.
job searchfor all users.
- “Apply now” for a job button as well as make a job listing your favorite.
- Featured employers and company pages.
According to Wikipedia, Monster.com (originally the Monster Board) was the first
- Save job positions
- Setup search queries
- Set up periodic notifications when new jobs meet your criteria
- Research salaries based on job title and location
your resumeand apply for jobs
- Get advice on key
- There are networking boards as well as company profiles