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.
The good news is they provide plenty of listings. The bad news is you can be easily overwhelmed by so many options. Here, Robert Half offers 12 of what are generally considered the best job search websites around.
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:
1. Robert Half
On our website, you can search thousands of job listings from the companies we work with around the world. Many of the opportunities we offer are exclusive to Robert Half and can’t be found elsewhere, online or off. Job seekers can submit a resume, apply for temporary or full-time positions and subscribe to job alerts to stay updated on brand-new opportunities. We also offer job search and career advice on our award-winning blog, a robust library of research into workplace trends and our annual Salary Guides to see what you can earn.
Employers, our website also allows you to browse our candidates and submit an enquiry for immediate follow-up.
No list of best job search websites would be complete without this entry. CareerBuilder, which has been around for more than 20 years, is one of the biggest job boards. Its robust search function allows you to filter by several criteria, including location, job title and pay range. Job seekers can upload their resumes in any format. CareerBuilder partners with news media around the country and collects job listings from them. The site also provides career advice and resources for job candidates.
A huge aggregator of postings from across the web, this site consolidates listings from many job boards and staffing agencies in one place. Indeed also compiles information from various company career pages and allows you to search locally or globally. Indeed says 9.8 jobs are added to its site every second globally. Free resources for job seekers include a resume builder tool.
This large site offers weekly job alerts, job search advice, a resume builder and, of course, job postings. This job search website also allows you to upload your resume for hiring managers and recruiters to search. The site uses artificial intelligence (AI) and blockchain technology to connect job seekers and companies through a fully automated process. Resumes are not posted on the site, which may appeal to people who are job searching while employed.
This site focuses on job openings for upper-level executives and professionals who are aiming for the management suite. Candidates seeking jobs paying an annual salary of $100,000 or more can gain access to screened openings after they’ve paid a subscription fee.
This top networking site allows you to find jobs through your extended network. User profiles serve as resumes. You can easily share career-related content and solicit or supply recommendations. Additionally, you can join groups, participate in conversations and follow companies you find interesting and relevant to your job search. Premium paid features offer more advanced search functions and services.
Job search website Glassdoor started as a company ratings site with anonymous reviews authored by current or former employees. Glassdoor promotes itself as giving job seekers insights into a company’s work environment, interview processes, salaries and benefits. In addition to now providing millions of job listings, Glassdoor allows employers to identify job candidates and market their companies to job seekers.
This massive job site, which launched in 1994, was one of the first commercial websites. Today, it offers services in more than 40 countries. Monster allows job seekers to upload their resumes to its site. It also provides networking boards, company profiles, a resume review service and a mobile app.
SimplyHired is a job search engine that collects job listings from all over the web, including company career pages, job boards and niche job websites. The company reports that it lists job openings from 700,000 unique employers and operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages.
10. Google for Jobs
Google for Jobs aggregates job listings from multiple search engines, including several of the ones listed in this post. Like Google itself, it’s easy to use: Candidates can use key phrases like “accounting jobs” to get a list of available positions. If something catches your eye, you can click on a button to go directly to the source of the job listing and apply. For example, a button might read, “Apply on LinkedIn.” One key benefit of using Google for Jobs is that it eliminates redundant results and displays only one listing for an open position.
Dice is one of the largest and best-known technology job boards. You can search for tech jobs by company, title, skill, keyword and location on the company’s website or mobile app. Candidates need to register to upload their resume and access other services like custom job notifications. The site also provides a range of content for job seekers, from IT career advice to industry news and trends. (Check out this blog post for a list of more tech job boards.)
ZipRecruiter began as a tool for small businesses to post job listings affordably. It’s now an online employment marketplace that uses AI technology to connect businesses of all sizes with job seekers through mobile, web and email services. Candidates can use ZipRecruiter’s mobile app to browse and apply to jobs and get notified as soon as their application has been viewed. The company has partnerships with several leading job boards.
After exploring the above list of the best job search websites, you might consider registering with more than one site, since each offers a slightly different experience and list of benefits. Good luck!
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