The 10 most useful job sites and what they offer
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Finding a job is almost just as hard as getting a job. Here are the top 10 sites for your job hunt. (Note: This article about the 10 most useful job sites is available as a free PDF download.)
Indeed is one of the most popular job search engines on the web. With an overwhelming amount of job listings, Indeed features an advanced search engine to help candidates find the right job for them. Job hunters can specify what type of job they want (full-time, part-time, contract, etc.), salary range, location, experience level, company, and more.
Additionally, users can a free profile tailored to the job they want. By simply uploading a resume and specifying what kind of jobs you are looking for, candidates can apply with one click. Job hunters also get detailed email alerts if new job postings are added that fit their search criteria.
LinkedIn is the premier site for networking. Essentially a Facebook for professionals, LinkedIn lets users create a resume-based profile, capitalizing upon work experience, skills, and experiences. What makes LinkedIn particularly unique is its freedom to add personality. Each profile has a place to put a bio, picture, and cover photo, allowing users to add a bit of their personality onto a normally plain and dry resume. An avenue of personal branding, LinkedIn is a great venue for professionals to connect with one another and establish themselves.
Glassdoor‘s biggest attraction is its workplace and job reviews. Acting not only as another job search engine, Glassdoor allows allows employees (or former employees) to write honestly about their work experience at various companies. They can review anything from interview questions, to salaries, benefits, and company culture. This site is a great resource for job hunters, especially those with specific companies in mind, as they can get a taste of the company before taking time to apply.
Dice is the hot spot for STEM jobs, focusing on technology, financial services, and more. A major feature of Dice is its career explorer, which gives candidates insights into projected salaries, their market value, and potential career paths. The site also has a plethora of studies and forums offering advice on how to get hired in such exploding industries.
6. Google for Jobs
Google for Jobs is a catch-all for popular job sites. Planted on the normal Google search results page, the function accumulates job postings from popular sites like LinkedIn, CareerBuilder, Monster, and more. Users can narrow results down by category, location, company, and date posted. The beauty of Google for Jobs is how users don’t have to go to all of the other individual sites to search for jobs, however, the search may not be as specific as it would be if using one site.
Monster used to be one of the top job search sites. While it may not be top dog anymore, it still does have millions of job listings for those on the hunt. Similar to other sites, users can upload and customize their resumes, and search for jobs using various filters. One neat feature with Monster is that users can block their resumes from current employers, allowing users to freely search for jobs without fear of being seen by their boss.
Another job site with basic search function, CareerBuilder is also able to match users with jobs based on keywords from their resumes. The most appealing feature, however, is its Hire Insider tool, which gives applicants detailed reports on how they stack up to other applicants. Candidates can also use CareerBuilder’s salary calculator to estimate how much they could get paid for a prospective job.
Idealist is the mecca for non-profit jobs. The site emphasizes non-profit organizations as the main audience for posting jobs. Many job sites do not include non-profit work, giving Idealist an edge for those in the market. Additionally, Idealist has an option for candidates to choose “remote” as a location option, which is smart, as remote work is becoming the preferred method of working by Americans.
US.jobs is for applicants specifically searching for state government jobs, collecting job postings from state work agencies and company websites. For most state government jobs, job hunters would have to file through state government websites or cold call state government officials. One of the special features of US.jobs is its Veterans Job Search, directly for military-to-civilian members finding work.
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