There are many different job sites and job boards online today, so
many in fact that it can be difficult and even overwhelming to know
where to begin as a job seeker.
There are large job search engines like
the popular sites Monster and CareerBuilder. And there are countless
niche job boards for every industry and functional area (if you haven't
seen Eric Shannon's Top 100 Niche Job Search Websites list, don't miss
out any longer on this great resource).
But there are also some
powerful job search sites out there that many job seekers either don't
know about or simply aren't effectively leveraging in their job search
efforts. Here are the top 5 surprisingly underutilized job search
Indeed.com: Indeed is a metasearch
engine that collects job listings from thousands of job boards,
newspapers, associations, and company career pages. Job seekers do not
apply for jobs through Indeed. Instead, they receive the listing where
the job is posted. They then go to the corresponding site to apply.
Duplicate job listings are filtered out, leaving behind one
comprehensive list of opportunities. Overall, this saves job seekers
time and energy they can reinvest in applying to more opportunities.
is another metasearch engine that aggregates job listings from
thousands of job boards, newspaper and classified listings,
associations, social networks, content sites, and company career sites.
It then distributes those jobs on SimplyHired.com and its social
network, media content, blog and niche website partners.
LinkUp.com: LinkUp is
the new and unique job search engine that only lists jobs taken
directly from company websites. These postings are considered "hidden
jobs" because they are typically unadvertised outside of company
websites and can be difficult to find if you don't know which ones to
LinkedIn.com: LinkedIn is the
leading professional networking site helping professionals across
industries connect for career and business success. LinkedIn offers its
own exclusive job board for job seekers and a comprehensive company
directory. It also allows its members to post jobs in the
member-generated LinkedIn networking groups.
is the leading search engine on the web and is a great place to do a
quick job search query if you're having challenges finding your target
jobs and employers. There are many niche job sites and company career
pages that a quick Google search will uncover that might otherwise have
been missed. You can also use Google Alerts to get an update any time a
new search result is posted online that meets your query. This can be a
great way to find new opportunities the moment they go live online.
Chris Perry, MBA, is a Gen Y brand and marketing generator, brand marketing manager,
career search and personal branding expert, professional speaker,
entrepreneur and brand consultant. Chris is the founder of Career
Rocketeer, the Career Search and Personal Branding Network, MBA Highway,
the MBA Job Search and Career Network and multiple other ventures.
Learn more about Chris on his website: http://chrisperry.me