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How to Choose the Right Job Site for You

Joe Schwartz

Joe Schwartz

Job Sites Editor

What is the importance of choosing a good job site and how can the right job site help you find a job?

You may be wondering why it is so important that you choose the right job site for you. I mean, a job site is a job site, right? And we are all familiar with the top job sites and with what they have to offer us as job seekers, i.e. an extensive list of job listings and employers who are looking for potential candidates.
Why, then, would you bother to look for other online job search sites? Because, though it is true that larger, and better known, job sites feature a wide variety of job opportunities, they can, at times, be rather generic and can very often feature job listings that are irrelevant or outdated.
You want to optimize your job search. How, then, do you go about selecting the right job site for you?

1. Define your expectations

There are certain job sites that cater to specific niches. For example, if you are an executive who is looking for higher paying, upper management jobs, you  would do best to choose job sites which specifically cater to executives, job sites such as Executive Search Online, which will save you the time of searching through countless irrelevant job offers.
Define your salary and job expectations before you choose an online job site.

2. Check post relevance

As I have mentioned above, you may find that some job sites deal in volume rather than quality, and tend to post outdated job postings that may have already been filled. I don’t need to tell you how frustrating it is to search through endless job postings, find ones that have potential, read them carefully, adjust your cover letter to match said job and post your resume, all to find out that the position has already been filled.
Check and see whether the job postings on the site are current before you apply.

3. Check out the supplementary features

As a job seeker, most job sites will allow you to post your resume for free, and some will provide job seekers with a multitude of helpful features designed to help optimize your job search, features such as salary calculators, job resume building and even career advice. If you are relatively new to the job seeking process, or if you need a little added help then these sites would be a good choice for you.

Top 5

1
Indeed.com
Imports jobs found on the web. vast range of jobs, free resume posting
2
Backstage
Specializes in entertainment industry, over a thousand casting notices to choose from
3
Glassdoor
The Glassdoor job site provides a free resource for job hunters to find open positions or read over 11 million employee reviews of companies regarding experiences, salary, and interviews.
4
The Ladders
Free resume posting, career advice, employers post free. Caters to executives
5
Snag a Job
Specializes in local part time and hourly jobs, free resume posting

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