Students and Alumni
One of the most common ways today’s job seekers find employment opportunities is through online resources. There are multiple job boards out there, as well as apps, aggregators, social media channels, networking groups and staffing company websites to choose from.
The good news is they provide plenty of listings. The bad news? You can easily be overwhelmed by all of the options.
So, you may ask where are the best places to find your next job? We’ll we’ve done the research to help you figure out the best sites to use for finding a job and have broken them down by those that are more general and the specialized services.
Job Search Websites
Handshake connects students on college campuses with open positions, mainly internships and entry level jobs. The app is connected to the school career centers, streamlining the process for employers, counselors, and student candidates.
Users create a profile with their past experiences and information. Once that is done, they can review the job board of companies in the Handshake ecosystem or wait to get newsletter alerts in their inbox to jobs that fit their interests. Through the app, students can set deadlines for themselves and organize the job openings into collections.
Glassdoor not only lets you search for jobs, it also allows people to review companies they’ve worked for and share salary and benefits info, giving insight that job seekers wouldn’t otherwise know. Professionals who have interviewed with a company can also give details on the recruiting processes of the business. While all this information should be taken with a grain of salt, it can be quite revealing. On the hiring side, Glassdoor allows employers to identify job candidates and market their companies to job seekers.
This top networking site allows you to find jobs not only through direct employer listings, but also through communication with your extended network. Your profile serves as your resume which you can easily find and share career-related content, dive deep into thought leadership posts from prominent people in your field and solicit or supply recommendations. Additionally, industry groups allow you to participate in professional discussions and follow companies you find interesting — and relevant to your job search. Premium paid features offer more advanced search functions and services.
ZipRecruiter began as a tool for small businesses to post job listings affordably. It’s now an online employment marketplace that uses AI to connect businesses of all sizes with job seekers through mobile, web and email services. Use ZipRecruiter’s mobile app to browse and apply to jobs and be notified as soon as your application has been viewed. The company has partnerships with several leading job boards.
CareerBuilder has two big points in its favor: Size and longevity, as it’s one of the biggest and longest-lived job boards on the internet. Its robust search function allows you to filter by several criteria, including location, job title and pay range. The site uses Google AI to help match job seekers with suitable opportunities and provides career advice and resources for job candidates. For employers, monthly subscription plans can aid in candidate searches with targeted recruitment emails, candidate management tools and more.
Though Dice is one of the largest and best-known boards for jobs in technology and IT, it contains much more than just tech positions, such as accountant, administrative assistant, copy editor and more. You can search for opportunities by company, title, skill, keyword and location on Dice’s website or mobile app. Candidates need to register to upload their resume and access other services such as custom job notifications. The site also provides a range of content for job seekers, from career advice and tech news to salary prediction and career pathing.
This massive job site was one of the first commercial websites, period, in addition to being the first major job search site. It offers services including resume uploads, networking boards, company profiles, a resume review service and a mobile app in more than 40 countries. The site also scores your potential fit with a role based on your skills and interests.
In addition to employer-posted jobs, Indeed aggregates postings from across the web — including company career pages and professional associations — and allows you to search locally or globally. Indeed hosts more than 150 million resumes and claims that 10 new jobs are added to its site every second, globally. Free resources for job seekers include a resume builder tool and career blog.
Google For Jobs
Google for Jobs aggregates job listings from sites across the web, including several of the ones listed in this post. Use it just like you use Google, and from their same main search page. Search for key phrases like “accounting jobs” to get a list of available positions. Results also show company ratings and salary info for the position, if available. If something catches your eye, click a button that reads, for example, “Apply on LinkedIn” to go directly to the source of the job listing and apply. One key benefit of Google for Jobs is that it eliminates redundant results and displays only one listing for each open position.
Chegg Internships brings students and employers together in one centralized location, providing tools and services for students to develop the real-world skills they will need upon graduation and for employers to find the best candidates.
Graduate Assistantship positions are designated for full-time matriculated students while Graduate Internships are appointed to part-time students. Graduate Assistants work no more than 20 hours a week while maintaining a full-time student status. Graduate Interns work up to 40 hours a week and are generally enrolled as a part-time student status.
Individual Company Website
Most businesses have a Jobs or Careers section on their site. Identify the top companies in your field — or any that you’re interested in working for — and see what opportunities they have available. Some companies may not post all their open positions on job boards, so visiting their website could be the only way to find out about opportunities at these firms. Check back regularly, though some may even have the option to set up job alerts for the types of positions that appeal to you most.
Specialized Job Search Websites
Focusing on a specific industry or occupation? Here are a few specialized sites to consider:
For those looking to work with startups, AngelList is the go-to job search site. You can build a profile, add connections and get regular updates when positions matching specific criteria are posted.
Designers and web professionals can find job opportunities on Behance, in addition to getting help with online portfolios.
BYP (Black Young Professionals) Network is an online and offline community platform that connects black people from around the world to new opportunities.
Current students and recent graduates can search for internships and entry-level jobs on this site.
This site is all about women, from job searches to empowerment in the workplace and creating a supportive community.
Recruiters reach out to tech professionals based on their profiles on this site. Even better for job seekers: Salary info is disclosed upfront.
People interested in nonprofits and charitable work will find value in job listings and volunteering opportunities in this website.
One of the top job search sites for legal professionals, Lawjobs offers listings for attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries.
Want to work in media? Journalists, advertising and PR professionals, and freelancers can find jobs on Mediabistro.
Military veterans can search for opportunities for re-entering the civilian workforce on this site that focuses on veteran-friendly jobs.
The federal government’s official job portal offers everything from entry-level opportunities to positions for experienced professionals within hundreds of agencies and organizations.
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