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5 Job Search Sites to Incorporate into Your Career Search

When you’re looking for a job, you’re likely going to use career-focused websites to find out what’s available. Here are five of the top job search sites to incorporate into your career search.

When you’re looking for a job, you’re likely going to use career-focused websites to find out what’s available. There are many sites and resources available to assist during your job search, and it’s important to rely on the ones that are the most useful to you as you look for the ideal position.

Here are five of the top job search sites to incorporate into your career search.

1. LinkedIn

LinkedIn is best known for giving people a platform to share their bio and work history, while also helping them network with some of the more than 690 million registered users. The platform is a must-have when building your professional portfolio and has also become a valuable way to search for open positions. If you have a certain job opening in mind, you can research the business and its industry, and connect with people who work there to learn more about the culture, benefits and position at the company. One of the most underrated features of LinkedIn is its “Salary” tool, which allows you to research expected salary based on location, experience and industry. You can consider using this feature when negotiating your next salary!

Key Strengths:

  • Networking
  • Detailed applicant analytics
  • Brand building

2. Glassdoor

If you’re interested in learning what people think about the company where they work or used to work, while you’re looking for a job at that business, Glassdoor can help. The site includes employee reviews, detailed feedback on company culture, salaries and workplace environment. There are more than 60 million company reviews, although you need to balance the information in the reviews with the fact that some of them are created by disgruntled employees who might be focused on revenge, not necessarily informing the public. The site also lists information about previous interview experiences, interview questions asked, and even suggestions on what to wear to a job interview. In addition to these useful insights, Glassdoor also features a plethora of current job postings.

Key Strengths:

  • Employee feedback/reviews
  • Insights about interview experiences
  • Determining value

3. Indeed

If you’re looking for a wide variety of job postings and potential opportunities, then Indeed will be your best friend. Indeed is the largest job searching website in the world, with more than 250 million monthly users and 10 new job listings added per second. This treasure chest of job postings ranges across all industries and includes postings from entry-level to executive level. Similar to other job search websites, Indeed allows salary comparison and includes company reviews. Ultimately, if you’re looking to find a job and time is not in your favor, then Indeed may provide a more rapid application process, and will even inform you of when your documents have been viewed. Be sure to use Indeed as a way to receive alerts and information regarding the newest jobs available within your industry or desired field.

Key Strengths:

  • Most job postings of all job search sites
  • Rapid application process
  • Employee feedback/reviews

4. Monster

Don’t let the name fool you. This job search website is a monster you want around. Similar to Indeed, Monster receives more than 29 resumes and 7,900 job search queries every minute. The website is extremely user friendly and allows you to create a profile within 30 seconds. Once your profile has been created, you’ll be able to search for jobs by location, title, date posted and company name. Although it doesn’t allow you to filter by salary, Monster does include a salary comparison tool, in addition to offering resume, LinkedIn and cover letter assistance (for a price). If you’re looking for a change of scenery regarding your job search website, Monster will provide an easy-to-use experience. It’s also great for saving job postings for later and accessing previous searches and email alerts for new roles within your industry.

Key Strengths:

  • A large number of job postings
  • Premium LinkedIn, resume and cover letter revamp services
  • User friendly

5. FlexJobs

Looking for your next work-from-home opportunity? FlexJobs is the site for you! Focusing specifically on remote roles, FlexJobs has more than 25,000 active jobs through 5,000+ employers. With more businesses allowing remote work, FlexJobs could play a significant role in landing your next work-from-home position. This site allows you to focus strictly on remote opportunities, which can save you a lot of time. You have to pay for access to FlexJobs, so you might want to consider utilizing its sister site, Remote.co, which is free but has fewer remote job listings.

Key Strengths:

  • Remote positions
  • Fewer postings to filter through

We hope this list of additional tools and resources helps you in your job search, and don’t forget to check out job boards and organizations that are specific to your industry!

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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography and degree field, affect career outcomes. Herzing does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salary.

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