When looking for a job, time is often of the essence. You don’t want to waste precious job search time dealing with online job boards that don’t offer you a wide variety of companies and positions to browse through.
You also want job and networking information that will have up-to-date information…not jobs that have been closed for months.
Online Job Boards
Here is a list of some job posting sites and online job boards that are good for networking, job searches and pertinent information related to employment.
1. NinjaGig – Ninja Gig is every business’ solution to on-line recruiting. NinjaGig focuses on building software tools to help make your life a little easier, helping eliminate and simplify the online recruitment and job posting process. As an added bonus, Ninja Gig automatically posts to major job boards, including job posting on Indeed, ZipRecruiter and many more.
2. LinkedIn – The largest professional social networking site, LinkedIn has more than 175 million members in more than 200 countries worldwide. People are signing up at approximately two new members a second. It is free to become a member and post a summary of your career and work history. Recruiters and hiring managers use LinkedIn more than any other website to connect with job candidates.
3. Indeed – Indeed is a Google-like search engine for jobs and one of the most efficient sites for surveying job listings, since it aggregates information from job boards, news sites and company listings. An advanced search function enables users to drill down on a location, keywords and salary range. Indeed says it has 70 million unique visitors and 1.5 billion job searches a month. It’s available in 50 countries and 26 languages.
4. SimplyHired – Like Indeed, SimplyHired is a Google-like search engine for jobs and a quick way to survey a massive number of job listings. The site, based in California aggregates information from job boards, news sites and company listings. At last count, it had more than 30 million unique visitors a month. One advantage of SimplyHired over Indeed: job listings display a user’s LinkedIn connections to each job.
5. Monster – One of the oldest online job boards, Monster was created in 1996, and includes listings in 50 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia. Monster sells services to recruiters and companies looking to hire. Job seekers can post their résumés and comb listings for free. The site includes free content on everything from résumé and cover letter writing to interviewing tips to sample resignation letters.
6. Glassdoor – Based in California, Glassdoor bills itself as the Trip Advisor of career sources. Glassdoor does no independent checking of the data its users provide. The site says it has salary information for 160,000 companies based on 2.5 million user reports. It also offers user-written reviews of what it’s like to work at companies and information about what to expect at a job interview. One feature allows users to see if they have connections to specific employers through friends or friends of friends on Facebook.
7. Idealist – The nation’s largest employment board for nonprofit jobs, Idealist has more than one million registered users. The site launched in 1996. It also includes volunteer opportunities, a blog with stories like tips on managing student loans, and a listing of events related to the non-profit world. Funding for Idealist comes from foundation support, donations and from the fees it charges U.S. based organizations to post on the site. It also collects fees from graduate degree programs that exhibit at its career fairs.
8. USAJobs – The government’s official site for federal jobs and employment information, USAJobs lists thousands of jobs, from the Defense Department to the Department of Transportation. It’s possible to apply for jobs directly through the site. It also has information about eligibility, compensation and benefits for federal workers, including vacation time, commuter subsidies, insurance, and child care.
9. The Wall Street Journal Careers – This site is packed with free content aimed at job seekers and those looking to advance their careers. It also includes a link to the Wall Street Journal’s financial jobs website, FINS, and a link to the “At Work” blog that includes yet more careers content including articles on subjects like job security and college co-op work programs, and links to articles in other publications about work and careers.
10. Specialty Job Site in your Area of Expertise – For technology and engineering jobs, Dice, founded decades ago, is a comprehensive site with a database of 86,000 jobs and free career advice and news. For financial careers, try eFinancialCareers, a network of financial career sites. For media jobs, mediabistro has a job board, industry news and paid course offerings. There are other job-specific sites that are easily found with a search engine.
NinjaGig.com’s software allows you to accept job applications online and post employment openings. Setting up your Ninja Gig portal is a snap, and then you can direct applicants to your portal where they can review job openings and fill out a digital employment application, including the ability to attach their resume and cover letter. The sign-up process is easy; you can literally start accepting employment applications within minutes using our application form on your own Ninja Gig portal.