Job search websites help people from all around the world check out employment and careers options. These sites act as a bridge between the employer and the employee. Employers can post the job requirements on the job boards of these websites. The job seekers can easily register, upload their resume and search for the job that suits them from millions of advertisements. There are thousands of job sites available on the internet. Choosing the best website is as hard as searching for a needle in a haystack. However we can try to sort the worthwhile and have a look.
Yahoo! Hotjobs is very good at providing proper job requirements without any complicated process of looking up. The site has the same look of other Yahoo pages. It also provides with lots of articles, widgets and tools like Yahoo Answers. Its search engine is so powerful that it includes thousands of employer ads from all around the world. However, its popularity as a job site is low as compared to others in this list.
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Craigslist is one of the multidimensional job search websites for real estate, home appliances, networking etc. It also stands as a great resource for your job search. The site provides you plenty of job offers. But unlike other sites you can’t sign up or post your resume. Jobs are categorized and listed by standard career areas such as office jobs, management jobs, writing jobs, non-profit organization jobs etc. All sorts of jobs are listed on Craigslist. You have to find your city then look under Jobs and look under your job category. You can set up various RSS feeds that help you to whatever kind of job you might be looking for, in your preferred location. There is a drawback of Craigslist: Because this is a free website, many of the jobs posted at Craigslist may not be legitimate. So use your commonsense when replying to a job on Craigslist.
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SimplyHired search claims that it is working on building the largest online database of jobs. SimplyHired’s search engine comes up with listings from thousands of sites across the world, Users can create an account and allows them to save and manage searches, manage email alerts, rate and make notes about jobs viewed in their searches. SimplyHired currently has more than 5 million jobs listed from across the web. Users can browse by different categories such as city, company, industry or job category. SimplyHired has the best tools section, like email alerts, trend research, salary information etc. broken down by location and occupation.
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One of the world’s largest employers is undoubtedly the US government. The US government has its own giant online job database among which that you can search under whatever industry or discipline you are looking for. The placement can be worldwide. The actual salary ranges are also mentioned right there in the listing; of which some are rather mouthwatering. USA.gov is the gateway into the huge collection of US government jobs. You’ll find a treasure of resources here to help you find jobs working for the US.
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LinkedIn.com is ranked as the largest professional network on the Internet. This site has got free sign up and you can create profiles just like resumes. The users need to send invitations to join their network. Users looking to get into a particular company can search the network to see if they have any friends in the company. A user can access the friend’s connections and can make valuable contacts. It also has a feature of job boards where employers post vacancies and interested users may apply. LinkedIn has a job search engine and users can enhance their search by contacting other users in the network. Job postings on this site maintain highest quality. Also if one of your friends on the network works in a specific company, they can also have a privilege of being introduced even before applying for the job.
Glassdoor.com provides with the inside looks at the company and jobs you are looking for. The thing that makes this site sgtand out of other job search websites is that the reviews are totally employee generated. It provides with salaries, company reviews, interview questions, etc. Glassdoor lists average salaries for specific jobs to consider before making a move. Also, there is a new feature called Inside Connections, by which users can linkup using Facebook to see if any of their Facebook friends work at the companies of their interest. It is always good to have an inside connection at the company to which you’re applying.
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CareerBuilder is one on the largest online employment websites in the United States. It now has more than 25 million unique visitors per month and provides more than 1.5 million jobs available. This job search website posts job boards of more than 300,000 employers. Users can upload up to five resumes and choose whether show them publicly or privately. Users can also create custom searches and have e-mail alerts. The software scans the uploaded resume and match jobs according to your experience. Users can also find jobs even if they don’t have a resume the site will recommend jobs based on what kinds of jobs you’ve searched earlier. It has the vast listing of jobs in their library which others don’t have.
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Naukri.com is the first choice on the internet for all jobseekers in India. The website has a ranking system for every different industry. It helps the users by listing the best places to work in various industries. Naukri.com is a simple website in which the job seekers can search according to qualification, location, years of experience etc. Registration is required for this website which will allow the user to apply from a vast library of more than 200,000 jobs. The site has a unique feature called Job Messenger which sends messages about upcoming opportunities.
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Monster.com is one of the first online job search websites having been launched in 1994. Monster is known globally and rated highly. It lists part-time and full-time jobs in almost every career field. The job listings are about 1.1 million and number of resumes uploaded is more than 41 million. The site helps the users with resumes, interviews etc. It also can block particular companies from viewing your resume. Users can narrow down search by location, employer, experience etc. It gives access to job markets across the globe. Monster has grown into one of the largest job search site on the Internet.
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Indeed claims to be the top free job search website worldwide. They have more than 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searchers per month. Indeed is a job meta-search engine which provides results from multiple search engines like Google. It also offers you job listings from sites like CareerBuilder, Hotjobs and even the individual employer websites. Users can access millions of jobs from thousands of company websites across all industries. They allow the users to set up job alerts to your email. Unlike other engines, users cannot upload their resume on Indeed.com but Indeed brings up a lot of jobs that you may not normally find on most of the other sites.
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