Employment Super SitesThese are the mega sites with thousands of jobs and thousands of resumes, used by thousands of employers. Typically, job seekers use them for free, although add-on services (like resume writing and resume distribution) may be offered for a fee.
For sites where you should find less competition, check out the sites listed for your Directory of Employers and Job Search Resources by State or country. For niche job boards, check out Job-Hunt's Directories of Job Boards and Resources by Industry or Profession.
Be sure to follow the guideines in Protecting Your Privacy when posting your resume or profile at any Web site. Read Using Web Job Boards and A Job Search Is NOT a "Numbers Game" for more information. The best investment of your job search time is not in applying over and over for jobs you find on a job board. These can be a good starting point to identify the right employers and jobs for you.The Best of the Best Super Sites:
- Indeed - (Job-Hunt Sponsor) Indeed is the bigest jobs-related site now - larger than Monster and CareerBuilder combined. Search for jobs based on the salary, title, and location on Indeed. Indeed is a "job aggregator" site site that allows you to search through the postings on literally thousands of Websites at one time - more than you would know to search if you had the time. Indeed's postings includes those from CareerBuilder and Monster, (but NOT Craigslist), niche sites like DICE, newspaper classifieds, many other smaller job sites, plus employer Websites. You apply for the jobs on the sites where they originated - so watch out for privacy practices before you submit your resume. You can easily set up an e-mail notice for your favorite searches. Indeed also has a place where you can post your resume to be found by employers. (Read Using Indeed to Find a Job for more info.)
- Jobs.jobs - from the Direct Employers Association (DEA) is a large group of employers who combined their efforts to create their own job site, and the result is Jobs.jobs, formerly JobCentral. Use the usual "What - Where" query or click on the top searchs or top employers to see what is available. Application is on the employer's website. These should be "real" jobs from real employers.
- USAJOBS.gov - this is the "super site" for anyone looking for a job with the US Federal Government. Like our government, it's kind of quirky, but it is an excellent starting point for your job search if this is where you want to work. For help with it and the whole federal job search process, read the Federal Government Job Search articles, and for links to over 100 agency job boards, check out the Directory of Government Jobs.
- CareerBuilder.ca -One of Canada’s largest online employment website helping jobseekers connect with companies. Search by keyword or by city to find the latest job openings that meets your professional and regional criteria.
- Craigslist - in a class by itself with jobs from small and medium-sized employers, Criagslist is organized by location. So, pick your location out of the list in the right most column of each location home page. In most of the locations covered, posting job ads is free for employers, so you will find scams and get-rich-quick schemes posted. Just ignore them. A fee is charged employers in the largest cities, which tends to weed out many of the scams in those locations (but not all of them). See Job-Hunt's Free 20 Minute Guide to Using Craigslist to Find a Job for tips and help using this site. Don't post your resume here unless you convert it to a cyber-safe version of your resume!
- LinkUp - Find a job based on what you want to do (keywords like job title or company name) and where you want to do it (location). LinkUp collects job postings from thousands of employer Websites and aggregates them for job seekers to search in one place. Like Indeed, it's a great site to not only find jobs but to identify employers in your target geography who are hiring.
- Net-Temps - has both "temp" as well as permanent (as "permanent" as a job is these days) job opportunities PLUS contract opportunities - a job that lasts from a few weeks to several months and can sometimes develop into a permanent position. It's a good way to pay the bills and add experience to your resume at the same time.
- SimplyHired - a large job aggregator which collects jobs from many sources (job boards as well as employers) for you to search in one place. It has the usual "What - Where" search.
- US.jobs - from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies which aggregates the jobs posted in each state's official job board. The search function is a little clunky, and you apply on the employer's website. But these should be "real" jobs with real employers.