Finding jobs online is as convenient as searching and applying for jobs on one’s mobile while having a snack. Of course you would have to prepare a CV beforehand but searching and applying for jobs is very convenient when it’s online. You will find hundreds of jobs from both generic and specific niches all around the internet. It is also easy to get overwhelmed by these jobs and develop a trust on websites when there are dozens of them. Here we have curated a list of best job search websites.
Indeed tops our list for several reasons. First, it has millions of verified job postings from a lot of different countries and niches. This includes company career sites, job boards, classified job posts and more. It has a very minimalistic interface, very easy to use and takes only a few minutes to build up your CV. You can then get a customized URL that you can share with the employers or anywhere online. According to an estimate, there are more than 200 million job seekers from more than 60 different countries every month.
It is great from employer’s perspective that there is no cost of posting jobs. Just create an employer account and get quality applicants for you to shortlist, interview and hire. Then there is premium job post entry that costs as little as $0.25 to $1.50 on pay per click basis. [i]
It is also one of the biggest job boards in the world. They have mainly 4 categories: job postings, career counseling, resume listings and job seekers resources. CareerBuilder is usually the preferred portal by the employers to hire experienced workers. One interesting and useful thing is that they also provide you detailed labor market data to help you with recruiting strategy.
There are three different plans to help you stay within your budget and still hire the best talent for your company. The first is CareerBuilder Lite, costs around $219 and lets you post only 1 job per month. Also, there is no way to contact the candidates using the site and you would have to contact them using your personal email address. If you really want to enjoy the CareerBuilder perks, subscribe to their Standard Plan that enables you to post up to 3 jobs per month. There is still a limit to view 50 resumes per day and send no more than 100 emails to the people who have applied to your job. [ii]
If you are more into flexible work or freelance, Upwork is the place to be. Though there are alternatives such as Freelancer.com and Fiverr but Upwork takes the spot for several reasons. With a database of more than 10 million freelancers, Upwork allows you to register to the website for free. Sign up using your details, add your portfolio and give a few tests to strengthen your profile. You are given a total of 60 connects per month to apply to jobs (both long term and one time). It takes 2 connects to apply to a job and there are jobs in every niche including mobile development, graphic design, writing and editing and customer service.
Upwork takes 20% fee on every payment you receive up to $500 and then the fee slides to 10% on every payment. Withdrawing money is as easy as adding a bank account or PayPal. As you keep developing your profile, your chances of getting hired on highly paid jobs increase. If you have a skill set that you think is strong enough to get your profile approved on Upwork, do not waste a second and get yourself registered now. [iii]
Dice is a tech nerd’s heaven. It is the leading website for technical jobs and the users have the ability to search and filter jobs as they like. The filters include job title, keyword, location and job type etc. They call themselves “Career Hub of Tech” and rightly so. Despite serving a very specific job niche, there are more than 85,000 job listings over there. Also, the website features a very user friendly interface that makes it easier to find jobs and connect with employers.
This is just a tip of the iceberg and you are likely to explore a lot more when you sign up over there. There is much more to discover as the website also offers several features that make job hunting easier e.g. instant alerts and mobile app integration. Among some of the biggest employers on Dice are Amazon, Cisco, Deloitte and HP etc. Be sure to check it out at your earliest convenience. [iv]
Google for Jobs
Some readers may think of it as a rather bizarre choice among such competitive job posting websites. However, it is an amazing product by Google which compiles the search results from several different sources. The results are also gathered from other job search engines so you can prepare to have the best results shown to you. Imagine the kind of search results that the world’s best search engine would display you. Forget about the hassle of going from one job portal to another and simply type into the Google search bar.
As you keep getting results from Google, you have the ability to narrow them down as per your preferences. Apply as many filters as you like such as time and date posted, location, salary range etc. get the results narrowed down to meet your job search criteria and apply on your skill specific jobs only.
Using any of these job portals efficiently will definitely get you good response. We recommend giving all of these a try to see which one of these works best for you. All of these have their benefits and it is up to you and try your luck on every one of these. Remember to follow the protocol and ensure that your profile is 100% complete on each job portal site. Only then you would be able to get the best out of them.