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On this page: These sites stood out as the best available in 2006.

Best Job Sites of 2006

We've been reviewing, researching, and testing job sites since 1995, and we found that these sites performed the best for job seekers in 2006.

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Best Job Search Engine - Indeed.com

For a quick snapshot look at the job market, Indeed.com is a great job search starting point.  Indeed is an “aggregator” – on a daily basis, collecting job postings from hundreds of job sites (Monster, CareerBuilder, etc.) and employer Websites.  Try the user-friendly capability to sort search results by full-time, part-time, contract, internship, or temporary status as well as by company or location.

Best General Job Site – JobCentral.com (Now US.jobs)

Created by an association of large employers, JobCentral.com is an excellent resource, offering filters (like age of posting) and also many additional job listings from supplementary resources (like Indeed and SimplyHired).

Best Online Classifieds – Craigslist.org

Most often named as “the source” of THE job lead that worked by successful job seekers who found their job through a job site.  Craigslist has jobs and “gigs” (part-time and short-term jobs) as well as links to networking events, classes, etc.  It is organized by location (city and state or country). See Job-Hunt's Guide to Using Craigslist for tips on using it.

Best Site for Job Seekers Over 50 – SeniorJobBank.org

Many job sites for the over 50 crowd are really just doorways into the database of jobs at one of the major sites.  SeniorJobBank has its own database of job postings by employers who are specifically interested in hiring experienced, reliable, and mature staff.


About the author...

Online job search expert Susan P. Joyce has been  observing the online job search world and teaching online job search skills since 1995. A veteran of the United States Marine Corps, Susan is a two-time layoff “graduate” who has worked in human resources at Harvard University and in a compensation consulting firm. In 1998, NETability purchased Job-Hunt.org, which Susan has edited and published since.  Susan also edits and publishes WorkCoachCafe.com.  Follow Susan on Twitter at@jobhuntorg and on Google+.