Have you ever found a job through a job search engine site?
If you’ve ever looked for a new job, you know that the right job search engine can make all the difference.
Whether you’re looking for a part time or full time job, one that requires you to commute to work, or one that lets work from home, job hunting sites cut your search time down tremendously.
Instead of spending hours and days looking through classified sites and “Employment” or “Wanted” sections of your local newspaper, you can instantly search for hundred of thousands of available opportunities by category, qualifications, salary, benefits, and so much more.
But not all job sites are created equal. To get the best results, you need to use the best platforms.
Here’s a list of the top 10 job sites that will give you a much better chance of finding your next career than most other so called job search engines.
Despite being one of the oldest job search websites on the Internet, monster.com is still a go-to site for job seekers, and its recent redesign makes it more useful than ever.
Certainly, it has its share of spammy jobs, but you can filter those out by searching for keywords and locations.
You also get a lot of extras, such as forums for networking, posting your resume online, and email alerts when jobs match your search criteria.
This site should definitely be on the list of sites you go to every day.
Another major job search site, again with facilities to make an online resume and forward it to likely vacancies.
Indeed.com has extensive filtering abilities allowing you to narrow down your search for a job, including by keyword and by salary.
Once you create a (free) account on indeed.com, you can keep track of all the jobs you apply for and update your profile at any time.
There are a good range of jobs available, including some that are not found on most job sites.
Once again you can create alerts so that you receive emails when new jobs come in that fit your criteria. You can also elect to receive them weekly or daily, although if you are serious about finding a job “daily” should be your preference – the weekly option is more appropriate if you are already employed and just keeping an eye on the market.
The feature of Glassdoor that separates it from other sites is that it has countless company reviews, which have been submitted by present or past employees.
This is a valuable insight into the actual working conditions in a company, as well as other details such as salaries and benefits.
But it is a job search site too, with job listings and facilities for employers to find suitable candidates for vacancies.
If you’re interested in a government job, then USAJobs.gov is the website for you.
It is the portal to all manner of US government jobs.
You can search by keywords, job titles, skills, location, and other factors.
This website makes it easy to look for a government job. You can create a free account which contains your basic details, and these are automatically added when you apply for one of the jobs advertised.
Whether you use this site or another to look for government job, do your research so you can avoid government job scams. Remember, it’s always free to apply for and get hired for a government job.
This is another must-check job site.
It claims more than 24 million different visitors per month, with jobs in over 60 different countries.
It has all the facilities that you would expect, including posting a resume, searching for a job on different criteria, and receiving job alerts.
In addition, it has job resources such as advice articles, listing of job fairs, and even a list of job search communities.
Of interest only to technology applicants, dice.com specializes in technical appointments.
As such, it is ideal for you to narrow down possible vacancies within your field of expertise.
Given the range of technology, this is a very useful job search site which allows you to zero in on appropriate vacancies, with a range of detail that is not possible on other job sites.
SimplyHired aims to provide a different experience for the job seeker. It allows you to train the search engine by rating various jobs vacancies you find, so that it will give you a better match in future.
It has details of typical salaries and profiles of companies to add to your research.
You can filter by city, ZIP Code, or by state, allowing you to be as specific as you want for the job location.
LinkedIn is not specifically a job search engine, as it is also an active network for you to exchange news and reviews with your peers in employment. But it has a job search element, with good quality postings.
The great thing about LinkedIn is that if you network before you need a job, then quite possibly you will know somebody or have connected with somebody already in the company you’re looking at.
This will provide you with an “in” which may mean your application is viewed favorably.
This job search site differentiates itself from other sites by drawing vacancies exclusively from company career web pages.
In this way, it’s like Google, searching the Internet and pulling information direct from the source, the company that’s doing the hiring.
This ensures that the information is up-to-date as it can be, and avoids the scamming postings that can crowd other job search sites.
Not recognized generally as a job search site, nonetheless Craigslist has a wide variety of interesting jobs advertised.
Because you search Craigslist for your city, you know that the job will be local, and you can choose from different categories such as government, nonprofit, clerical, etc.
As with all things Craigslist, you have to be aware of the Craigslist job scams. Some people put up false postings with the intent to cheat you.
You should never be asked for money in order to apply for a job, and you need to be cautious and suspicious of any advertisements that do not sound right.
If you’re serious about finding a new job, then it pays to register with the sites above, and set up job alerts where possible to notify you if a suitable vacancy arises.
And browsing through the sites may give you some new ideas about your career direction.
The Internet makes job searching much easier, and should help get you back to work more quickly.