Best Job Listings Sites
Part 1 of 2
Finding Work On The Net
In previous generations, job seekers opened up the Sunday paper and checked the classifieds. This was followed by printing and mailing resumes, and waiting to hear from someone via a telephone call. Well...times have changed! Finding a job in today's world now requires a whole different skill-set. Online research skills, uploading resumes and waiting to hear via email represent the new process.
There are many websites online where you can go to find a job. We are going to take a look at some of the largest and most well-respected in order to help you find an ideal job in your industry faster!
Monster.com began in 1994 and has been a popular place for employers and employees ever since. It boasts over a million job postings and according to Wikipedia has 150 million resumes uploaded at any given time.
Monster has one of the largest job search databases available and also offers things like career advice, tools for researching companies and much more. Monster has many happy customers and is a great place to begin your search.
USAJOBS.gov is a free site that allows users to search federal job listings. The site is available to current government employees as well as civilians. The number of users is less than other leading sites but still boasts a high number of 17 million. This site allows federal organizations to meet their legal obligation of providing public notice for federal employment opportunities. Job seekers can search jobs through a variety of different methods including location, salary, agency and job type.
Indeed is a Meta search engine that scours newspapers, company career pages, job sites and more to find a huge list of available jobs. Jobs that match your criteria are then given to you via a webpage that looks similar to Google search engine results.
Indeed does not allow you to search and apply for jobs at their site but instead provides you with links and information that can lead you to the proper page to apply for a certain job. It offers email alerts; RSS feeds and boasts an awesome search engine. Indeed comes with good reviews, but many users have also complained about spam job listings.
CareerBuilder is one of the oldest job search sites out there and like Monster boasts millions of job postings. Many who have used Career builder recently have complained about spam; however the fact that CareerBuilder is still one of the top job listings on the web also tells us that it has had many satisfied customers.
We can't discuss online job listings without discussing LinkedIn. This social networking site is similar to Facebook but has an emphasis on building an online portfolio. Think a resume online! This site allows workers to build professional relationships and lets potential employers see what you have to offer as well as what others who have worked with you think. It's a great way to connect with people within your field. Linked in is not a job search site, but the idea is to connect with others in your field, get to know them, and let them help you find work. You can also refer potential employers to your LinkedIn profile to let them get a good idea of your job performing capabilities.