You know what you want to be when you grow up.
You’re ready to transition into a higher paying role.
You must find a new job, ASAP.
You don’t want to go back to the office, time to find a remote career.
We all have our reasons for hunting for a new position. But where do you start?
Sometimes it can be as easy as asking a friend if they have any openings at their place of employment. Other times, you can reach out to the human resources department to see how you can move around in your current company.
Most likely, you’ll be turning to the internet.
Below is a list of the 10 best websites to search for jobs in 2022.
The are listed as the #1 job search board in the world for a reason.
Indeed has been around for 18 years now. The company was started by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan in both Austin, Texas and Stamford, Connecticut.
They surpassed Monster.com in 2010, becoming the top website in the world to look for a new career and they’ve held that position ever since.
A fun little fact about Indeed is that they are a subsidiary of a larger company. This is good news, because it allows them to have significant financial backing, independent of ad sales, to stay at the top and provide the best search engine for job seekers.
Thanks to ad revenue and their financial stability from their parent company, Indeed has been free for job seekers since day one.
Do you remember when CareerBuilder had an obnoxious orange theme? I do. I hope you do, too, because it only recently went teal.
Before that happened, though, CareerBuilder was first named NetStart and was founded by Robert J. McGovern in 1995. It initially sold software to companies to add job listings to their own websites.
Three years later, it became CareerBuilder and, while still innovating technologies, stood alone as a job board. This makes their company unique to any other job marketplace as they hold their own technology in house. Other companies have some in house technology, but the majority comes from tech stacks.
CareerBuilder merged with many newspapers, such as Gannett and Tribune Company, in the early 2000’s. This enabled newspapers across the country to move their job listings online. Yet another feature unique to CareerBuilder.
In 2021, they rebranded themselves to be a significant part in The Great Rehire era.
Monster.com came to life just one year before CareerBuilder.
While CareerBuilder focused on technology first, Monster focused on job ads.
Started by Jeff Taylor in 1994, Monster quickly went from posting ads from a human resources company owned by Taylor himself to being publicly traded in 1996.
Monster has been first in many features of the online job marketplace. They were the first public job search on the internet. They were the first public resume database in the world. Lastly, they were the first to integrate job alerts.
They used to be the #1 job search board in the world. Indeed surpassed them, as mentioned above, but they’ve held on to second place, just ahead of CareerBuilder.
Getwork is the new LinkUp. They rebranded almost 1 year ago.
They started out as JobDig, an employment focused media company. They went online and changed their name to LinkUp in 2006. Now they’re Getwork.
What makes Getwork unique from all other job search platforms is the fact that each and every job listing is verified by an actual human being. They provide the highest quality, most up to date job listings on the web.
Here’s to hoping they keep that vision going.
Reid Hoffman is considered the brains behind this operation, partnering with other teammates from previous projects you might have heard of, Socialnet.com and PayPal.
LinkedIn didn’t start out very strong. It was launched in 2003 but was ideated in 2002.
It took almost 4 years for LinkedIn to make a profit.
Then, in 2010, it exploded. The company went international and one year later became publicly traded.
LinkedIn is most prominently known as being a network for professionals to connect.
Their job search function was actually one of their very first features, even coming before public profiles.
If Indeed is like Tinder, this site is like the Elite Singles dating app of the online job marketplace.
In 2006, Marc Cenedella decided there was a void in job searches for executive positions. So, he created theladders.com.
This website lists vetted positions that pay $100,000.00 annually.
As might be expected, there is a free feature that allows one to only browse. In order to receive the full job listing, you must be a premium subscriber.
This business model adheres to idea of executive exclusiveness.
LinkedIn is getting a run for their money, too, as Ladders is also a place for high-end professionals to create online profiles and connect with one another.
This website is a hotbed of federal government positions and was created in 1996.
It is the United States Government’s job website to list civilian positions that are open federal agencies and organizations.
USAJOBS is operated by the United States Office of Personal Management, which is an independent agency of the US government that takes care of everything for civilians in federal positions from human resources policy to retiree benefits.
Don’t be intimidated by a federal position. They do offer excellent benefits and need people from technology experts, doctors, and executives to social workers, transportation security officers, and medical support assistants.
There is a job for everyone and anyone on this website.
ZipRecruiter is a major player in the job search market. They are also one of the younger companies.
It was founded in 2010, and began to be publicly traded in 2021.
They boast to have advanced AI-matching technology that enhances the user experience to provide the best possible career matches imaginable.
Supposedly, it gives remarkably accurate job seeker/employer matches.
One thing that keeps ZipRecruiter towards the top with its competitors is their ability to innovate. They have an uncanny talent of anticipating the future needs of job seekers and employers, providing solutions before we even know we needed them.
WayUp is a fantastic website for college students, recent graduates, and entry-level professionals.
This company was started in 2014 as a way for college students to find part-time jobs. It quickly grew just one month after it launched, both in users and features.
It has a very simple user interface. You sign up, create your profile, and get connected with companies that are searching for entry-level employees. There are even companies looking for interns they WANT TO PAY!
This company is definitely a swan in the world of ugly duckling online job boards.
This link takes you to Google.com
It’s as simple as typing a query such as “executive careers near me”.
Then, scroll down past the ads at the top and you’ll see a feature box of jobs.
Google for Jobs is an advanced search feature. That means you won’t see direct listings. You’ll see positions available from a variety of sources, most notably LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter.
Both companies have partnered with Google since they launched this feature in 2017.
So, while not a typical job board, Google has made it easy to get your job hunt started just by using your search bar.
Have you found your dream job using one of the websites mentioned on this list?
Now it’s time to get your resume in!
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