When it comes to the modern job search, it’s no secret that online is the way to go. There are fewer more efficient ways to get your resume out there to a plethora of employers. Add to that how much easier it is to find positions relevant to your skills, and the net can really empower your search.

However, there are literally hundreds of different job boards, listing sites, and recruitment sites out there. Which ones are worth a job seekers time and which are best avoided? We’re going to help you pick out the cream of the crop with these top job search sites.

Field Engineer

A freelance recruitment portal for field engineers and IT technicians especially, this is a prime example of doing a niche job board right.

Upload your resume and the site starts showing listings suited specifically to your skills, making your search even easier. Job alerts keep you updated on bids so you can negotiate during the application process, too. The site also serves as a communication and payment center between employers, making it a versatile tool for professional freelancers.


Let’s start with one of the biggest boys around when it comes to job opportunities. Plenty of employers post job openings directly to the site, but it also works as a job search site for a huge range of company career pages and other job boards.

The search tool is relatively simple, simply type in the job title and let it know what range of distance you’re willing to work in. If you upload your resume you can send it directly to any employers who uploaded straight to Indeed, too.


LinkedIn Job Search

One of the best things about using LinkedIn to find a job is that everyone is there. It’s the biggest professional networking and social media site on the net, after all.

As such, it’s full of job listings and more actively used by employers than other, more spam-heavy sites.


One of the things we absolutely love about Monster is that when you upload your resume, you can stop your employers from seeing it.

Besides that, it gets a bit of a bad rep for having a lot of outdated, expired, and spam job openings. However, it’s always an excellent site for career advice, so it’s a good place to learn how to job search more effectively.


It might surprise you to learn that Glassdoor has a job board, but it’s true. That job board is only reinforced by access to the company reviews. You can get a good look at potential employers before applying.

Add to that the ability to pin job postings for later and impressive advanced search mechanics and you might have yourself a winner.


If you’re looking for the benefits and relative transparency of government jobs, this is the best place to find.

There are millions of federal positions to search through. All of them are backed by exact salary figures so you know what you’re getting into, too.


What sets CareerBuilder apart from other job search engines is the insight if offers on your method. You can see reports on how your applications compare with others, allowing you to improve your job hunting strategy.

Furthermore, when you search for a job, the site uses your resume to match keywords with listings. An easy way to narrow your search down if you don’t mind the ads.


If you’re sick of making your way through expired, spammy, or fake listings, then LinkUp may be the place to start. All job postings are verified by the team at LinkUp, meaning all listings are real.

Besides their hard anti-spam stance, LinkUp’s automated job search helps you get more applications through with less effort.


Google for Jobs

The ever-expanding search engine has been in the world of job sites for some time now. Google for Jobs is directly integrated into Google proper. You just need to search for the job title alongside a keyword like “find job” to start getting relevant listings.

It can be a little imprecise, to begin with, but using the advanced search features and refining by location can quickly help you find relevant listings.


If you’re not looking for full-time work, but prefer freelance or non-salary positions, then Snag might be the site for you.

Snag’s one of the smarter job search engines out there, too. When there aren’t jobs matching your terms directly, they will at least show more relevant alternatives than most.


A job search site that’s fast-growing more popular, Robert Half is still a little scarce of opportunities compared to some. However, it does have good advanced search features and prompt job alerts.

Just be aware that using it means that you’re applying through the staffing agency, rather than on your own behalf.


Job.com keeps things simple, with job opportunities coming in to match your resume keywords as soon as you upload it.

It’s also one of the few sites that allow applicants to communicate directly with potential employers. If you’re sick of the run around that some more traditional sites offer, it might be worth a try.


Are you ready to empower your job search?

Picking out the very best job search site isn’t all that easy. If you find one better suited to your particular niche or industry, that’s always the best place to start.

However, if you’re open to a broader range of opportunities, hopefully, our reviews help. Pick out which features sound the most important to you and get started. Happy hunting!

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