If you are looking for a job right now, odds are you have discovered that scouring the want ad’s in your local newspaper is like taking the road to nowhere.
The timing is fantastic to fine a new job. As of December 2021, there are roughly 11 million job openings in the United States. But in most cases, you don’t want to just find a job. You want to find the job that is best for you. With you websites listed below, you can easily do searches and find and compare different job openings and decide which ones you want to apply for.
The number one way to find a job is through networking — in person and online. Second to networking is searching job websites. It doesn’t matter if you are looking for a high tech job or a low tech one, if an employer is going to post a job ad, they’re going to do it online.
Given that, do you know the best places to troll for a job? Here are 16 of the essential sites to bookmark for your job search. What makes these sites stand out? They are established, free, and updated frequently (in most cases, daily) with tons of new job leads. Check these sites each morning with your cup of coffee.
Without further adieu… the 16 best places to look for a job online:
1. JobMonkey — I hope by now you know that at JobMonkey, we have our own job board (aka JobCenter). If you are looking for cool and interesting jobs, this is the place to go. You can search our treasure trove of jobs by category, region or keyword. And, of course, the JobMonkey board is free and hundreds of new jobs are added daily!
2. ZipRecruiter — One of the best job sites for SMB (small and medium businesses).
3. LinkedIn — Fantastic for networking and finding career jobs.
4. AngelList — A great site for finding jobs at start-up companies.
5. Facebook Jobs / Meta Careers — Meta entered the job board space a couple of years ago and has done a pretty good job with blue-collar and hourly jobs.
6. Glassdoor — They started as a rating/review site where employees could leave anonymous reviews about employers, but now also have a robust job board.
7. AlaskaJobFinder — If you are looking for a summer or season job in Alaska, this is the site to go to. They specialize in jobs in the Alaska fishing industry, but also cover all other major industries in Alaska including lodges, cruise ships, tour companies, tourism, etc.
8. Craigslist — You can find everything from a used mattress to a new job on Craigslist, including some high-level positions (and lots of part-time and entry-level gigs). Enter the Craigslist waters carefully, as they are fertile ground for scammers. Consider opening a separate email account just for online job apps from sites such as CL.
9. CollegeRecruiter — If you are a college student or a recent grad, you should definitely check out this College Recruiter. It features tons of entry-level positions and numerous internship opportunities as well.
10. Monster – The original job board, Monster not only offers an exhaustive listing of jobs but also allows you to post your resume online for recruiters and potential employers to check out.
11. Career Builder — Like SimplyHired and Monster, CareerBuilder is a mega job search site with nearly 1,000,000 current job listings.
12. USAJobs — If you want a government job, look no further. USAJobs is the official job site of the U.S. Federal Government, with tens of thousands of job listings, plus tons of great information on working for the feds.
13. Indeed — Another mega job site, searchable by industry or location.
14. VetJobs — A great site for anyone who has served his or her country and is now looking to transition to civilian employment. Or, as the site’s tagline says, “a leading source for candidates with security clearances!”
15. Snag (aka SnagAJob) — If you are looking for hourly employment, SnagAJob is the site for you. Just plug in your zip code and see what’s out there. These are not “get rich quick” jobs, but they are a good way to fill the hours between sending out resumes and going on interviews.
16. Workopolis — For our Canadian friends, Workopolis is the biggest and best-ranked job site.