Job Boards 101

A job seeking friend of mine asked me what sites I used to use to look for jobs., and LinkedIn were at the fore front.  However, I did think it was worth revisiting this topic and seeing if all of these job boards still were worth while.  I am going to copy from a posting I did titled, Spring Searching and The Tough Get Going.

Monster: I’ve been using Monster a lot lately.  I had a sour taste in my mouth earlier this year about the site because the majority of the jobs were being posted by third parties but they’ve really cleaned up their act.

Craigslist: Yes, it IS possible to find a good job through Craigslist.  I’ve had a couple of call backs and even an interview come out of searching on here.  Companies don’t need to pay to post their jobs on here and hence you will come across some postings that you may not on Monster or Career Builder.

LinkedIn: I think it’s quite a bit tougher to find jobs on LinkedIn but the big advantage is that a lot of the times you are writing directly to the HR director!

Career Builder: Same deal as Monster, but I really only check out what Career Builder has when they send me my weekly job search results.  I do have to say that I was happy that I found Career Builder on Facebook.

Start Up Hire: This is a job site for those who are more into the entrepreneurial spirit.  The site mostly lists jobs in start up companies.

LinkUp: I still love this site.  You need to check it out for yourself and see it for all its glory.  One thing I’m not entirely sure about though, is why when you try to log in it says it will pull all of your info from yahoo or whichever search engine you are e-mailing from. “Our experts pre-screen all jobs so they’re always $100K+” This reminds me of the short job matched e-mails that careerbuilder may send you.  The page is clean, easy to read and has real jobs from real companies, unlike all the junkier ones that unfortunately now has. This looks to be more of a social networking and experience building site. “Get exclusive member-only access to jobs, internships, and other opportunities—job shadows, informational interviews, webinars, networking connections, competitions and more.” This site reminds me a little of craigslist…

So tell me, are indeed, simplyhired and LinkedIn still the top three or are there other sites that are better?

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