Job search sites are the best way to look for a new role. In this article we have collected the best sites to help you make the most of your job search.
Job Search Engines
Job search engines are the best place to start your job search. They have the most listings and the best search capabilities.
- Indeed: The best job search engine, Indeed.com aggregates listings from company websites and job boards.
- Simply Hired: A job search engine that sometimes has a larger volume of jobs than Indeed.com
- Eluta: A Canadian focused job search engine.
- Jooble: Aggregates and displays job ads from thousands of job boards, corporate, recruiter pages and newspapers
Job Search Websites
Job search websites aren't as valuable as they once were, as most of their listings can be found on job search engines. However, creating a profile on these sites could land you an interview with some luck.
- CareerBuilder: International job board with a high volume of jobs.
- Monster: A wide variety of jobs, though you’d be better off using a search engine like Indeed.com.
- Craigslist: You’ll find a lot of landscaping, labour, and entry level jobs here.
- Beyond: Job board and career network with additional resources and salary information.
- Dice: Technology careers.
Niche Job Boards
Niche job boards are for discovering opportunities that are not on the larger aggregators. These jobs will have less competition, as they do not get as much traffic as jobs posted on the larger sites.
- Idealist: Jobs, volunteering, and internships for organizations that are “improving the world.”
- AngelList: An excellent resource for startup jobs that includes salary information and in-depth company profiles.
- Allretailjobs.com: Job board for the retail industry.
- Authentic Jobs: Job board for creative professionals.
- Clearancejobs: Job board focused on candidates with U.S. government security clearance.
- Crunchboard: Jobs with technology startups, including engineering, marketing, and customer success roles.
- Doostang: Finance and consulting jobs.
- eFinancialCareers: Jobs in accounting, finance, IT, and asset management.
- jobsinlogistics: Job board for the logistics industry. Needs a design refresh.
- Jobs in Manufacturing: Job board for manufacturing. Needs a design refresh.
- Mashable: Marketing, design, and engineering positions.
- Salesgravy: Sales jobs.
- Venturebeat: IT, tech, and marketing jobs.
- Wehireheroes: National job board for military veterans.
- State of California: Most states have their own job board - Google search for “YourState Job board”
These sites are focused on college jobs and internships for college students. a.k.a as college job boards.
Technology Job boards
Technology job boards focused on web and mobile development.
Job Networking Sites
Social networking is a valuable part of any job search - both online and in person.
- Meetup: An underutilized resource, Meetup.com is an excellent way to build your network within an industry.
- LinkedIn: The professional network.
- Twitter: Follow career influencers and recruiters to get the fast track to new job postings.
Career Discovery Services
Websites that are not focused entirely on the job itself, but on discovering a good company to work for that suits you.
- Glassdoor.com: Search for jobs and view employees reviews of an organization.
- TheMuse.com: Get an inside look into a companies’ offices and people. Focused on technology companies in San Francisco and New York.
- Good.co: Discover company cultures that fit your personality.
These online marketplaces are a place for people to connect with employers worldwide and locally to perform freelance work.
- Upwork formerly Odesk: Freelance marketplace for web development, design, marketing, and writing.
- Elance: Freelance marketplace for web development, design, marketing, and writing.
- Hubstaff Talent: A free directory for freelancers looking to work remotely.
- Provingo: Create your own hours as a home cleaner and get paid well.
- TaskRabbit: Perform tasks part-time to make some extra cash.
- Lyft: Make money by becoming a personal on-demand taxi.
- Uber: Become an on-demand taxi driver.
- Fiverr: Perform quick tasks for $5.
Websites for designers to find jobs and showcase their creative chops.
- Behance: A place to showcase your creative work, Behanced also allows employers to post jobs.
- Dribbble: Find a job or post your best work to get discovered.
Career focused blogs and websites.
- The Daily Muse: A plethora of articles on how to find a job, perfect your resume, and write a great cover letter.
- HuffingtonPost: Despite the linkbait titles, the Huffington Post dishes out some quality career advice.
- Forbes: Jacquelyn Smith writes quality articles about leadership, jobs, and careers.
An array of other online services that do not fall under the traditional job board category.
- WhiteTruffle: Matching tech talent with startup jobs.
- Hired: Employers compete to hire engineers, designers, and product managers.
- HireArt: Fill out one lengthy application (including video), and apply to multiple startup jobs with one application.
- Shiftgig: Linkedin for the service industry.
- Raiseyourflag: Explore career paths that don’t require a college degree.
Job Interviewing Tips
Interview questions and resources
Online Job Forums
Online communities with job search advice
Remember, the most important resource is you. Commit time every day to working on yourself and using the resources above and you will land the job you’re looking for.