If you’re like a lot of job seekers I talk to, you’re probably always on the lookout for good information and resources that can help you locate that next job sooner.
I’m the same way. In fact, my computer bookmarks are just loaded with useful sites.
So here’s what I did – I spent time going through my job search websites bookmarks. I kicked out the outdated resources, dead links and so on. I then decided to locate some new ones to add to my collection.
Below you’ll find loads of useful links to 4 main job search websites: National Aggregators, Generalist Job Boards, Specialist Job Boards, and Registration Job Boards (for employers to contact you directly).
If you are unclear about what a national aggregator is, simply they pull together all jobs from top job search websites and employer career websites so candidates can find all jobs available in their preferred regions.
Below are the top aggregators in Australia.
Indeed claim they are the world’s #1 job search website. They are located in over 50 countries so even though this is the Australian site, you can pretty much find a version for any country you are interested in.
Neuvoo is a job search engine that indexes jobs directly for free from companies’ career websites, placement agencies and job boards. They centralise all jobs available on the web – think “Google for jobs”.
Simply Hired gives job seekers direct access to an extensive database of jobs in one straightforward search. Like Indeed and Neuvoo, they are an online job search engine.
JobisJobs is another job search engine. They collect employment offers from many major job boards. They also work to sieve out spam job ads as well. They have a social search option and job seekers can customise their job hunt further by saving filters and job offers, and creating an email and RSS feed alerts which notify you of new opportunities in your chosen field.
Jora is another Australia-based search engine for jobs. They have partnered with Seek and Jora Local to deliver more job opportunities, however, Indeed still remains the leading job board aggregator.
Careerjet is a job search engine which maps job listings originating from job boards, recruitment agency websites and large specialist recruitment sites. Unlike some Indeed job postings, Careerjet does not host jobs. Instead, users are always redirected to the original job listing.
Jobbydoo aggregates job vacancies from all Australian career sites, job boards and recruitment agencies. It is the first job search engine to use the HTTPS protocol to ensure data protection.
jobGurus Australia was founded by veterans of job search industry who have deep experience in the functional and technical aspects of job search, especially from a job seeker perspective. The site offers clutter free, ad free, spam free, unobtrusive job search experience. Job seekers can sign up for email alerts, RSS feeds and see relevant jobs via their Android and Apple apps.
Generalist Job Boards
Generalist job boards display only advertisements which employers have paid for, or specifically placed on that website. Whilst many employers will advertise across several platforms at once, job seekers do need to keep an eye across those which tend to hold the majority of jobs for their industry.
Seek is the leading employment site in Australia according to SimilarWeb. The website includes an advice & tips sections along with 2 blogs which provide updated interesting articles and insights. Candidates can apply with or without registration.
Careerone is a leading generalist job site. They successfully integrate print and online strengths of Australia’s biggest publisher, News Corp Australia, with the technology of global employment platform, Monster Worldwide.
11: Apply Direct
Apply Direct is career platform in Australia where users can find jobs, communities, and training. The employers on Apply Direct are from all levels of the public sector, private sector, non-profit and volunteer organisations.
12: Job Search
Job Search is the central forum for Australia’s leading state-based job boards. Job Seekers can drill down to their preferred state and search for relevant positions in that region.
JobsJobsJobs is an online job board that promotes careers and employment opportunities for all Australians across every industry. As at March 2016, they had around 18,000 jobs on offer. Compare that to Seek with over 141,000 and I think you can make up your own mind about where to focus your energy.
NowHiring is actually geared or pitched to employers and recruiters rather than job seekers. But the kicker for job seekers is they have a free to search resume database for employers and recruiters.
Why should you as a job seeker care about this feature? Well, Seek, the leading job board in Australia has this feature, but as an employer – you have to pay to mine their database to view suitable candidates whom you want to contact.
On NowHiring, it’s free for employers which mean a higher chance for you as the job seeker to be head hunted. Employers aren’t shown your contact details; they do have to pay for this part. But they at least get to see your skill set and determine if you meet the basic requirements.
In addition, they guarantee all resumes are no more than 60 days old. All Job Seekers and Freelancers on NowHiring are emailed every 30 days and asked if their details are still current. They must action these emails or their details are automatically suspended from NowHiring.
Finally, if you apply for a position through this site NowHiring provides online, real-time application status updates for Job Seekers, allowing you to log into their NowHiring account and see the status of your job applications anytime. No more black holes!
15: Older Workers
Older Workers was established to assist mature people to find positions that suit their skills and experience. Likewise, they also offer assistance to employers to find experienced employees. They provide assistance to job seekers over the age of 45 to connect with age-friendly employers.
16: APS Jobs
The Australian Public Service (APS) job board is dedicated to advertising and connecting employers and potential employees in the public sector. The APS has a wide range of employment opportunities from entry level positions to management, technical and administrative roles. The APS offers full time, part time and temporary or non-ongoing roles across a wide range of locations.
17: Ethical Jobs
Ethical Jobs is an environment/community job-search site. They have an extensive list of community jobs, environmental jobs, not-for-profit jobs and social enterprise jobs. There are 2 broad types of positions they advertise:
- a) Jobs in an organisation where the organisation’s primary focus is contributing to a more equitable, more just or more environmentally sustainable world.
- b) Jobs within any organisation where the job itself is largely focused on creating a more equitable, more just or more environmentally sustainable world.
The only organisations completely excluded from advertising jobs on this site are those which either derive income from or receive significant funding from the tobacco, military, gambling or uranium industries.
Gumtree is the leading classified ad website in Australia. However, you might not be aware that businesses also advertise on here for local employees. Typically, the positions are within small businesses and candidates can apply directly through the website.
Just a cautionary note: If it’s too good to be true or the advertisements don’t really tell you much, then do your homework before applying.
Specialist Job Boards
Ok, so this isn’t a complete collection of every industry specific or specialist job board out there. But, I have included a sample here to get you thinking outside the box on your job search and look for niche sites relevant to your industry.
Nonna, is a site that links older workers with families to deliver childcare services. It’s great for those job seekers who have had years of experience raising their own families and are looking to give back as well as earn additional income.
Mining Australia International specialise in helping people who have no experience to understand the mining industry better. They take into account your background, qualifications, skills etc and determine possible job positions for you. Next, they provide details on suitable roles, working conditions, salaries (dependent on job location), as well as recommendations on any additional qualifications or courses which may be able to assist you.
FitnessCareers is an initiative of the fitness industry and lead by the Australian Institute of Fitness. Their goal to be Australia’s #1 fitness careers site.
Find A Babysitter is Australia’s leading child care job site. They help parents locate nannies, after-school carers and babysitters.
23: Vet & Pet Jobs
Vet & Pet Jobs is a jobs specialist website connecting vets, vet nurses, and other pet care professionals with employers. Employers can also publish job listings directly on the site to find suitable candidates.
Oil and Gas jobs is an international oil and gas job site. They cover all oil jobs, offshore jobs, and oil careers.
Rigzone is the leading online resource for news, jobs, data and events for the oil and gas industry. Rigzone operates in all major Oil and Gas markets across the globe, with offices in Houston, Aberdeen, London, Dubai, Singapore and Perth.
Carecareers is a not-for-profit initiative whose aim is to attract talented staff from all backgrounds to work in the community care and disability sector. They specialise in roles within aged care, disability, community and healthcare.
27: NRM Jobs
NRMjobs advertises job vacancies and other opportunities in the environment, water and natural resource management sector in Australia (and sometimes New Zealand and the South Pacific).
Sportspeople were the first agency in Australia to offer a specialised sports recruitment service and is a niche job board for the sports industry in Australia. Job offers are of good quality and recent, and employers varied. You’ll typically find jobs within the sport, fitness, aquatic, coaching, venues, events, leisure and lifestyle sectors.
29: The Conversation
The Conversation provides up-to-date job offers within the academic field. Job seekers can also find independent information on news and views, from the academic and research community including university, CSIRO and research institute experts.
The Conversation benefits from partnerships with major domestic universities as well as foreigner universities.
Local Government Career provides the latest vacancies, as well as breaking news, upcoming conferences, courses, events and media releases within the local government sphere.
Lifestyle Careers is an online employment and recruitment jobs board specialising in advertising flexible employment and work at home positions. In particular, those who are looking to work flexibly and in less traditional ways.
Job Seekers and Employers can advertise based on the following work types: Part Time, Permanent, Casual, Interim, Temporary, Freelance, Apprentice, Volunteer, Trainee, Job Share, Graduate, Flexible Working Hours, School Hours, Self-Employment, Work At Home etc.
32: Mum and Working
Mum and Working is a niche job site listing flexible work and business opportunities. Job seekers will find genuine flexible work, part-time and school-hour roles, work from home jobs and family friendly business opportunities.
Backpacker Job Board is all about posting work for those on working holiday visas. The jobs vary from Bar Jobs, Fruit Picking, Au Pair, Farm Work, Office Work, Hotel & Hostel work, Restaurant and cafe work to Labouring and trade jobs and are located across Australia.
34: Stack Overflow
Are you a Developer looking for you’re next career break? Well, join the 25M other developers and technologists world-wide who use this platform every month.
Register with sites for employers to contact you direct
LiveHire is a talent technology company that matches people and employers – think career concierge. For job seekers, you create an online resume and select which parts to share so employers can find you online. You’ll receive a text message when employers like your skills.
OneShift is an online job network which matches employees with employers. They specialise in part-time, casual and temp work. Job seekers and businesses can sign-up for free and employers have the ability to see a job seeker’s availability, skills, qualifications and location before the interview.
If you want to get hired sooner, then for best results you should be using these resources regularly.
So give them a try and see what they can do for you!
NB: This article was last updated: 23/8/18