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The Best Job Search Sites

Kent Nolen

One of the questions that I receive most often is which job sites are the best when it comes to searching for posted job openings.

When it comes to career sites, I can't say that I specifically recommend one over the other, mostly because I think it is important to tap all of the resources available to you. Having said that, if you are looking for a good place to start, I can suggest the major career sites: indeed.com, monster.com, simplyhired.com, and careerbuilder.com, to name a few. There are also some sites that cater to more niche audiences or specific industries. For example, dice.com can be great resource for technology focused professionals. For those in or looking to break into the non-profit space, idealist.com is a great jumping off point.

Another increasingly big player in the job search game is LinkedIn.com, which has a whole portfolio of additional benefits, so should definitely be considering LinkedIn a key part of your job search strategy.

Beyond job search sites, I recommend exploring companies’ career portals. Individual company career portals are excellent because, generally speaking, you are starting by identifying the organization that you want to work with and looking for ideal positions with that organization. That means that you can more easily speak to your interest in a specific organization (its culture, its products, etc.), not just a position, which can increase your likelihood of getting noticed.

Ultimately, though, there is no better resource than your professional network and colleagues. No job search site or career portal is as effective as building and leveraging a professional network.