If you’re looking for a new job right now, you’re in luck: there’s never been a better time to hunt for a job! For the very first time, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics¹ is reporting that for every job seeker, there’s a job opportunity – and there are a total of 6.7 million open jobs available.
No matter what type of job you’re searching for, you’re sure to find it online. Here are the best Internet resources to use when you’re looking for a new job.
Indeed is one of the largest job boards online, and it’s where job seekers from the United States, Australia, France, and South Africa turn to find part- and full-time jobs. Indeed is packed with job listings from employers in every industry – and the reason Indeed is so popular with employers is companies seeking new hires are able to post their job openings for free.
It’s easy to find a job in your field thanks to Indeed’s advanced filtering algorithms that allow you to search by job type, experience level, salary range, or company. You can simply type in any words related to what kind of position or work you’re interested in and start your job search. Indeed has a user-friendly platform with a floating sidebar that helps you keep track of where you are in the application process.
LinkedIn is a network that links millions of working professionals worldwide. Launched in 2003, LinkedIn is a platform that lets you build your resume as your user profile and apply for jobs with that profile, making it easy to apply for any job in seconds. Although it doesn’t bill itself as a job board, LinkedIn’s value in finding a job is immense: you can connect with recruiters, people at companies in any industry, and find openings via your LinkedIn connections.
Many jobs are filled by referrals, and that’s where LinkedIn shines. Most job boards tend to be one-way streets, meaning an applicant sees a job posting, applies for the job, and waits. LinkedIn, on the other hand, allows back-and-forth communication. If you’re interested in a job at a particular company, for instance, you can contact a person who works for that company and learn more about their hiring process. You can also establish direct links with hiring managers. LinkedIn will let you create a basic profile for free, and you can browse thousands of job openings that fit what’s on your profile.
Glassdoor is best known for its company and employer reviews. It began as a website where employees can post about their company’s culture, salaries, work environment, benefits, and so much more to help job seekers evaluate that company. Glassdoor is a great platform if you want to get an idea of whether you might want to work for a company or not.
Glassdoor has evolved and is now also one of the biggest job search boards online. In addition to seeing companies’ reviews and ratings, you can check out current openings at any company in the world. You can simultaneously see reviews and a 5-star rating scale for companies with jobs you’re interested in. The site features an easy-to-use interface that helps you keep your place while you scroll around. Best of all, Glassdoor is free for job seekers.
ZipRecruiter began as a small business tool designed to make job postings affordable. Today, it serves millions of users throughout the world. Job seekers are able to post their resumes and complete a job application with one click or tap. ZipRecruiter stores your profile, or resume information, and alerts you if there are new jobs in your area, industry, or related job positions so you’re always informed as new postings and opportunities are available on the site.
ZipRecruiter makes it easy to apply – like LinkedIn, you can apply to any job in seconds with your saved profile information. There’s also a uniquely helpful feature that job seekers love: the ZipRecruiter notification feature alerts you when your application is being reviewed by an interested company. ZipRecruiter also keeps track of the total number of reviews so you can assess whether or not your resume is getting attention.
Like anything, it’s always a good idea to be aware of the latest research. We recommend comparing at least 3 or 4 options before making a final decision. Doing a search online is typically the quickest, most thorough way to discover all the pros and cons you need to keep in mind.