The Best Job Sites For Job Seekers

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It’s bold move rating job sites and certainly one I personally am not qualified for. However, the team at Reviews.com took on the challenge to do just that.

In their article The Best Job Sites – 13 job sites were tested over a period of a month in the following areas:

  • Usability – including layout, button overload, redirects and pop-ups.
  • Algorithms – including relevance, freshness, frequency, overlap with other sites, email alerts and quality.

 

The sites reviewed included Beyond, CareerBuilder, Career Jet, Glassdoor, Indeed, JobIsJob, LinkedIn, LinkUp, Monster, Resume Library, SimplyHired, Trovit and ZipRecruiter.

According to the article “A 2015 Pew Research Center report revealed that 79 percent of Americans seeking employment in the previous two years used online resources as part of their job search — more than personal connections or professional contacts, and twice as much as hiring agencies, traditional ads, or job fairs”.

In my experience, the Australian job search is very similar to an American job search and so I suspect the figures mentioned would be reflective of our marketplace.

Of the 13 websites tested, 3 came out on top with the Reviews.com selecting an overall winner. So which are the best job sites for job seekers? Well read on…..

#1 Glassdoor

I think this surprised me a little as Indeed has such a strong presence in the marketplace and so I expected it would rate #1. But whilst Indeed does a great job of advertising clearly Glassdoor offer a better overall experience.

So, what made it #1?

The newest jobs posted daily complimented by company profiles so you can decide if you’d be a good fit. Simple, really.

#2 Indeed

Indeed came in at #2 based on its comprehensiveness and volume of listings thanks to its aggregation algorithms. It’s scale and ability to pull content from such a wide range of job boards, sites and companies are what makes it such a powerful job site.

#3 LinkedIn

LinkedIn was rated not for its job listings but its ability for job seekers to network their way to a new job. It’s a tried and true method for landing the job you really want. Personally, is at the top of my list and should be a part of any job search action plan.

So, there you have it. The best-rated job search sites. To read the full article by Reviews.com click here.

I’d be interested to know your thoughts on the job site you prefer and why.

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