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.
Here is a list of some job boards and websites that are good for networking, job searches and pertinent information related to employment.
1. LinkedIn.com – The largest professional social networking site, LinkedIn has more than 175 million members in 200-some 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 nine-year-old LinkedIn more than any other website to connect with job candidates,
2. Indeed.com 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.
3. SimplyHired.com – Like Indeed.com, 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 Sunnyvale, Calif., aggregates information from job boards, news sites and company listings. At last count, it had 30 million unique visitors a month. One advantage of SimplyHired over Indeed: Job listings display a user’s LinkedIn connections to each job.
4. Monster.com – One of the oldest online job boards, Monster.com created in 1996, includes listings in 50 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia and sells services to recruiters and companies looking to hire. Job seekers can post their résumés and comb listings for free. The site includes loads of free content on everything from résumé and cover letter writing to interviewing tips to sample resignation letters.
5. Glassdoor.com – This four-year-old site, based in Sausalito, Calif., 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. A new feature allows users to see if they have connections to specific employers through friends or friends of friends on Facebook.
6. Idealist.com – The nation’s largest employment board for nonprofit jobs, idealist.org has more than 1 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 fees it charges U.S.-based organizations to list on the site. It also collects fees from graduate degree programs that exhibit at its career fairs.
7. USAJobs.com – 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.
8. The Wall Street Journal Careers site – 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.
9. Specialty Job Site in your Area of Expertise – For technology and engineering jobs, Dice.com, founded 21 years ago, is a comprehensive site with a database of 86,000 jobs and free career advice and news. For financial careers, try eFinancialCareers.com, a network of financial career sites. For media jobs, mediabistro.com has a job board, industry news and paid course offerings. There are other job specific sites that are easily found with a search engine.
10. NinjaGig.com – Ninja Gig offers themselves as every business’ solution to on-line recruiting. Realizing that the application and recruiting process can be a big pain. NinjaGig.com focuses on building the software tools to help make your life a little easier.