Are you on the hunt for a new job? We’ve recently covered what jobs skills are most in demand right now, including marketing analysts, healthcare professionals, and every skill that involves computers. We’ve even showed you which cities are best for finding a job. Now comes the last step: searching the net for the position(s) you’re after and then filling out some applications!
When it comes to finding a new job, it really helps to have a lot of options available by planting as many seeds as possible. So we’ve rounded up the 15 most popular sites for your job search journey:
Having launched in 2004, Indeed is a fairly new player in the job search game. Despite its youth, Indeed is now the #1 job site worldwide, boasting over 100 million unique visitors per month. The site is currently available in more than 50 countries covering 28 languages and 94% of global GDP. Indeed also offers a host of job search tools, including job search on the go, alerts, job search plugins for Firefox and Google Chrome, trends, forums, salary search, and new job announcements delivered via RSS. You can read over 1.4 million and counting stories shared by people who got a job “indeed” using the service.
A true monster in the job search market with nearly 5,000 employees, Monster is one of the original pioneers in the digital recruiting venue, having launched in 1994. Though Monster’s international reach extends to approximately 50 countries, like Indeed’s, the giant was overtaken in traffic by Indeed during 2010, according to comScore. This was shortly after Monster bought Yahoo’s HotJobs for $225 million. Still, Monster has over 1 million job postings and resumes available, with over 63 million job seekers using the site each month. Job seekers can find useful career tools like advice for preparing for interviews, sample questions and resumes, career mapping tools, salary information, company profiles, resume writing tips, and distribution services.
CareerBuilder, another stalwart of the job search industry, was founded in 1995 and has over 2,000 employees. The site also averages 24 million unique visitors per month working with over 300,000 employers worldwide, including 92% of the Fortune 1000. Besides its multitude of job opportunities, CareerBuilder offers a career test, salary calculator, and happens to power more than 10,000 other career sites via its API, including those of 10 newspapers and major portals like AOL and MSN.
Craiglist is a community moderated local classifieds and forum. The site was started by Craig Newmark back in 1995 and now sees a whopping 50 billion page views each month. On Craigslist you can find anything from jobs to housing and many other goods and services – just about anything you can think of!
An online community for professionals, LinkedIn has over 238 million users from over 200 countries and territories around the world. LinkedIn connects the world’s professionals with group forums, job listings, company information, online resumes, and other great insights. LinkedIn started out in co-founder Reid Hoffman‘s living room, and officially launched in 2003.
Glassdoor is an online jobs and career community that looks to bring transparency to job opportunities. What sets Glassdoor apart is its “employee-generated content,” – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – which are all posted by employees, job seekers, and sometimes even companies themselves. Glassdoor has already listed nearly 3 million salaries and reviews, providing useful information to make your next career decision.
As its name suggests, Simply Hired is simply a place to get a job. The site started out eight years ago, and now each month it serves 30 million people and thousands of companies in 24 countries. Be sure to check out Simply Hired’s Job Trends section for the latest job opening data and its useful Get Hired blog for tips for landing a new gig.
A command center for your career, Beyond has over 35 million registered professionals. Visit the site for key insight into jobs, news, and latest trends in your field. Beyond also offers continuing education tips, financial services, job search and interviewing services, self assessment tools, and more.
Are you looking for a tech job? Then try to roll the dice here, where over 85,000 technology and engineering jobs are posted. On Diceyou can also network with like-minded geeks in talent communities around topics like Web development, software engineering, Windows, and Silicon Valley. Dice has been helping skilled technical job candidates for 21 years.
Mediabistro is a leader in job postings, news, education, events, and research for the media industry. The Mediabistro family of blogs includes InsideFacebook, AllFacebook, and AllTwitter, which provide in-depth, daily coverage of social media, advertising & PR, TV & video, tech, publishing, and design.
Bright looks to shed light on new opportunities for job seekers while connecting employers to top prospects. The site uses a machine learning algorithm, called the Bright Score, which examines thousands of points of data to find the best job matches while reducing the time to hire. Bright was founded in February 2011, and now has nearly 5 million unique visitors per month and over 3.5 million job openings.
12 The Ladders
The Ladders started out as a job search engine catering only to high-earning professionals. In September 2011, however, the site opened its doors to job listings with salaries of $40K and up, encouraging more realistic job postings for a mainstream audience. In 2009, The Ladders won a Webby Award for the Best Employment Website and is a current member of the not-for-profit organization StreetWise Partners, which supports talent, innovation, and economic growth across New York City.
Idealist looks to connect people, organizations, and resources to “help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives.” The site got started in 1996 as Contact.org and was renamed to Idealist.org in 1996. In 2009, Idealist passed over one million registered users. Today over 100,000 organizations posting job opportunities to Idealist.
If you’re looking for an internship position to help you gain experience or to potentially lead you to a full-time position, Internships.com is the world’s largest marketplace for students, employers, and higher education institutions. The site has been recognized by Forbes as a top 10 careers website, for the variety of interactive tools, internship tips, and sample documents it provides students and recent graduates.
Are you big on Twitter? TweetMyJobs is a new social way for job seekers to find work. You can have job recommendations sent to your email or Twitter account and easily distribute your resume across the social Web. Their social network interface allows employers to post jobs in an automated fashion to more than 10,000 Twitter job channels, to Facebook, and to mobile applications. TweetMyJobs also has government programs, like its partnership with Puerto Rico, to provide key local analytics and facilitate employment between their citizens and businesses.
Anyways, good luck finding a new gig! When you do, here are 10 great tips for starting that new job!