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10 of the best job search sites to use during your job hunt

These are some of the best tools you can use to help with your job search.

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Hunting for a new gig? Thankfully, your perfect workplace may be just a quick search away. Online job sites are valuable resources you can use to find available positions in all types of industries, from hourly wage workers to freelance or work-from-home gigs, administrative roles, mid-level management, executive positions, and more.

The sheer number of job search sites, however, is overwhelming, so can be tough to decide which one to go with.

We have done the research and devised a list of 10 of best job search sites you can visit while hunting for a new gig. Each has its strengths, weaknesses, and standout features, so there's something for every person and every type of job.

1. LinkedIn

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LinkedIn is more than just a business social networking site.


Price to join: Free (Premium is $29.99/mo. or $19.99/mo. with a year commitment; one-month trial)
Recruitment features: LinkedIn profile, upload or build your resume, add recruiter to your virtual network, job alerts search optimization, skills assessment, interview prep
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Easy
Search features: Excellent

LinkedIn is, at its core, a business-centric social networking website. But this is precisely what gives it an advantage when it comes to searching for jobs. Your LinkedIn profile essentially acts as your resume, though you can also upload an actual resume as well or use the resume builder to create one to complement your profile.

It's free to join LinkedIn, create a profile, and search for available jobs via the easy-to-access jobs tab at the top of the homepage. You'll also see suggested jobs based on your recent search history as well as the data in your profile, including your work history, experience, and skills. Search using filters for jobs, companies, date posted, experience level, and job type, including whether it's an on-site or remote position. Set up job alerts by simply moving the virtual slide switch to "on" to begin receiving notifications when jobs that fit your skills and experience are posted.

Once you find a desired job, click the easy apply option if available and send your resume and cover letter to the recruiter (or fill out a required form), after which the company's recruiter will be able to see your profile. Depending on the employer, some job ads direct to the company's own website instead where you can apply following their format, usually via a form or e-mail. LinkedIn will help you track your application after you apply for a job.

The Premium service, $29.99/mo. or $19.99 monthly with a one-year subscription (there's a one-month trial), adds plenty of worthwhile benefits, including being able to see jobs where you might be the top applicant, seeing how you compare to other applicants for the same job (and seeing who those applicants are), being highlighted as a featured applicant, seeing who viewed your profile, and even handy tools to discover your earnings potential based on data collected about the salaries of other people with similar jobs.

Other useful features include a skills assessment, interview prep, and even details about how many alumni from your school also work at a particular company—all information that's made possible by LinkedIn's huge database of member profiles. Add recruiters to your professional network to try and connect during the process, and, if your profile is optimized for search, you might even be contacted by recruiters directly.

LinkedIn is best for salaried positions versus hourly gigs since it's more of a professional career-oriented website than a general job-seeking site. But if you're looking for a professional office job, LinkedIn is one of the best places to start.

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2. Indeed

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Indeed is the largest job site in the world.


Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: Upload resume, get messages from recruiters, job alerts
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Easy
Search features: Excellent

As the largest job site in the world, it's no surprise that Indeed made this list. There are reportedly 10 new job listings added every second, with the site constantly being updated with new content and jobs across every industry and different lifestyles. From full- and part-time positions to freelance, work-from-home, and even internship opportunities, the options run the gamut.

It's free to search without an account, but it's worthwhile to sign up for the option to receive alerts when relevant new jobs are posted as well as upload your resume for quicker applications. Once you're signed up, which simply involves entering your e-mail address and creating a password (or quickly sign-in using existing Google, Facebook, or Apple credentials), you can upload your resume within seconds and access the site from a computer or the mobile app.

Search for jobs by job title, location (including a specific distance range from you), salary range, date posted, and experience required using the intuitive interface, then filter the search further by job, keyword, company, or even by company reviews. Popular searches are highlighted on the homepage so you can see what most people are looking for at any given time. When you find a position that interests you, there's an easy apply option, depending on the employer, which lets you immediately add your resume and apply. Some employers will direct you to their company website to apply. Applications might include screener questions to ensure you are qualified for the position before proceeding as well. If selected, some employers may even conduct live virtual interviews for the first round. Some companies have sponsored jobs and might even invite you to apply if you fit the criteria for an open position and were flagged by Indeed as a suitable candidate.

Indeed offers additional features and resources that job seekers will find useful, like a section to post questions for employers, a blog with informative content and job advice, a salary comparison tool, and, as noted, a company reviews section.

There's a lot of available opportunities on Indeed, which might make it overwhelming. But using the proper filters will allow you to pare things down to only jobs that apply to you. And with new jobs added all the time, there's a revolving door of opportunity.

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3. ZipRecruiter

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ZipRecruiter could be the right platform to find a big company that's currently hiring.


Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: Profile creation, hiring manager contact info, delivers relevant resumes to recruiters, live support, "am I qualified?" feature
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Medium
Search features: Excellent

ZipRecruiter is a simple option for seeking out job opportunities. Set up an account for free, then enter a job keyword or title and location to receive matches along with the name and address of hiring managers to get in direct contact if desired.

Filter the job search by date posted, distance, salary, employment type, title, and company. There are filters for full- and part-time, as well as contract, temporary, and contract to hire. There isn't a specific search filter for remote jobs, but when selecting contract as the employment type, remote jobs may appear in the search results, depending on the industry and type of job. You can also see suggested jobs, jobs to which you have already applied, and save jobs for later. There's an "Am I qualified?" option for registered members for verifying if you meet the criteria for a given position before following through with the application process. If you are very qualified for a position and have registered for an account, ZipRecruiter might even send your resume to a recruiter as a suggested candidate, or you could receive a letter inviting you to apply, which is an enticing prospect.

Most jobs direct you to the company website, or even to the job posting on sites like LinkedIn, to apply there. Some jobs also include screener questions before directing to the application process. You can also create a profile to make your application stand out among others. Entering your e-mail also gives recruiters a simple path to contact you if needed. For assistance at any time, there's live chat job seeker support there to lend a hand.

In addition to jobs, you can also search for salary information and company reviews on both the website and in the app. Keep in mind that ZipRecruiter is expensive for employers to use, so chances are you'll find larger corporations and companies posting jobs here versus small businesses with minimal hiring needs.

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4. Monster

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Monster may be more manageable than other platforms.

Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: Upload resume, resume makeovers (fee required), direct recruiter contact, salary research tools
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Easy
Search features: Average

Monster has become synonymous with job searches, with the company having been around since 1999 and the early days of the Internet. Today, Monster remains one of the top job search websites, with positions of all experience levels and work styles, from full- and part-time to freelance and temporary.

While Monster has fewer job search filters and jobs posted than sites like Indeed, it might be more manageable for some. And with employers having the option for both tiered plans and pay-for-performance, you will find companies of all sizes posting open positions on Monster.

Creating an account is simple: enter your e-mail address or sign in using Google, Apple, or Facebook credentials to begin searching for and applying to jobs. Upload your resume or use the handy resume templates to build it from scratch. Monster offers tons of additional support materials, including sample thank you notes and even practice interview questions. If you need more help with your resume, request a free resume review, then decide if you want to pay to have your resume, cover letter, and even your LinkedIn profile, professionally edited: pricing for the services ranges from $129 to $349.

Search by location, company title, date posted, or position length, but you can't filter by parameters like experience level or salary. You can, however, save job search queries and check back each time you visit for relevant new opportunities. There's also a work-from-home filter, which will come in handy for remote workers, and an advanced search for specific job titles. If desired, sign up for job alerts to receive a notification whenever a new job is added in your field.

Once you find something that interests you, most jobs direct you to the company website to apply, and the process can differ widely from there. But some postings do offer an "apply now" button for instant application from within the Monster website. You can access the site both from a web browser and the mobile app.

With a clean and intuitive layout along with plenty of additional resources, like a career advice blog with articles, videos, and an advice column, Monster remains a fixture in the job search business.

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5. CareerBuilder

CareerBuilder interface on mobile phone.
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CareerBuilder features a 3-step resume builder.


Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: 3-step resume builder, compensation details included, job alerts
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Easy
Search features: Average

CareerBuilder isn't as diverse as the others but offers jobs from a variety of companies and industries, all of which can be viewed by category in an alphabetized list. You can also see top searches to discover what types of jobs or companies candidates are most often looking at.

Search by job title, skills or military code, city/state/zip—there's even a handy check box for work-from-home/remote or gig work to narrow down the search to only these opportunities. Then, filter the search further by job title, date posted, pay, and easy apply only.

Applying is super easy with the easy apply postings: click on the job, enter your first and last name and e-mail address, upload your resume, and click "apply." That's it! No sign-in required. (Jobs without easy apply will direct to the company website, where the process can vary.) With that said, if you do set up an account, you can save your resume for easier and quicker applications, which is ideal if you plan to apply to multiple jobs at once. To set up an account, enter your name, zip code, e-mail address, and upload your resume. If you don't have a resume written up just yet, there's a simple three-step resume builder that will generate one for you as you manually enter your work and skill details. Choose to receive notifications any time a company views your profile, sends you a direct message, or posts a job you might like.

You'll see trending job titles, what industries and specific companies are hiring, and recommended jobs. A very useful feature is the inclusion of an estimated compensation range for each position.

Additional resources are offered for job seekers, including informative articles, salary search, and career advice, and everything can be accessed from the mobile app as well as the website. Bear in mind that CareerBuilder is expensive for employers, so you'll find larger companies posting jobs here versus small mom-and-pop shops.

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6. SimplyHired

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Getting hired is simpler than you think.


Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: Upload or create resume
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Easy
Search features: Average

SimplyHired is powered by Indeed is simple to use, though you won't find as many jobs as you might on other websites. Browse jobs without signing in, but if you do create a free account using either your Google or Facebook credentials (there's no option just for an e-mail and password), you have the option to add your resume for easier application to jobs. You can also upload your resume as a guest, which is good if you only plan to do a quick, single job search on the site. Signing in also allows you to add additional relevant documents, like a cover letter, work samples, and more. In addition to uploading a resume, you can also create your resume on the site using the free resume builder that includes 30+ samples as well as samples of career-specific ones.

Jobs are sorted by relevance once you indicate what you're looking for, whether it's a job in categories like nursing, accounting, teens, summer jobs, work-from-home, HR, administration, and so on. Switch to sort or filter by other parameters, too, like date posted, job type, minimum salary, and more. You can also see local and national salary information, discover different companies, and learn more about the job market, overall, in a specific city. Since everything is powered by Indeed, you can expect detailed and relevant information, including company star ratings. A neat feature is that your recent searches and results will show up on the home page when you return to the site.

There's a quick apply button for seamless application, where you can add your name, e-mail, phone number, city, and relevant experience, including the companies you've worked for as well as your previous job titles, then sign in as yourself or a guest to add a resume. You can access the service from a computer or mobile app.

The site is simplistic but also easy to use. While you might not find as many jobs as you would on other sites, you're also more likely to find work with smaller companies that have less need to hire all the time. This is because employers can post their jobs for free on SimplyHired, only paying a small fee when they find someone they want to contact. With that said, it's good for summer jobs and positions at larger companies, too, with companies like UPS, The Home Depot, Publix, and Best Buy listed among those that use SimplyHired.

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7. FlexJobs

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Find remote work that's right for you.


Price to join: $6.95 for one-week trial, $14.95/mo., $29.95 for 3 months, $49.95/yr.
Recruitment features: Professionally vetted list of employers, events and webinars, create or upload resume, skills testing
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Medium
Search features: Excellent

For those exclusively looking for work-from-home/remote jobs, FlexJobs offers a carefully curated—and vetted—list of hiring parties from which to choose. Claiming to be the largest site for home-screened remote jobs with 30,000 active listings from 6,000 companies worldwide, there is a catch: it requires membership, which comes at a fee. But membership also comes with plenty of pluses.

Signing up, which is required to apply to (though not to view) open positions is $6.95 for a one-week trial period, $14.95 per month, $29.95 for three months, or $49.95 if you commit to a full year. With membership, in addition to getting access to the jobs and the ability to apply, you also receive exclusive discounts and deals on partner products and services, ranging from Intuit Books to Dell laptops, Grammarly subscriptions, Blue Apron, Audible, and more. You also get professional career coaching. There's a 30-day refund policy. For a free alternative, you can try FlexJob's sister site, Remote.to, though it lists fewer job opportunities.

Jobs are listed in more than 50 categories with options ranging from entry-level to executive, and from full- and part-time to employee, freelance, and flexible on-site positions. The membership fees are used towards carefully vetted member employers to ensure that they meet the criteria for offering flexible jobs. So, you can be confident that every job posted is both legitimate and indeed a work-from-home or remote opportunity.

Search by keyword and location then filter further by parameters, some unique, including job type, schedule, category, career level, accolades, title, and travel. You can even search by how remote a job is: for example, is it 100% remote work, only remote during the pandemic, hybrid style, or has an option for remote work? You can see jobs that match your interests, recently viewed jobs, and saved searches and applications. Once ready to apply, create a resume right in your profile for the site or upload an existing one. You'll even get advice to help your resume stand out among candidates.

Additionally, FlexJobs offers events and webinars, helpful job search articles, and other support and guidance tools. There's also an expert skills test you can take that will provide prospective employers with assurance of your proficiency in the field along with micro-lessons to help identify if you would be a good fit for the company culture.

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8. Glassdoor

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Find salary ranges and employee reviews on Glassdoor.


Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: Detailed company reviews, upload resume, job alerts, estimated salary ranges
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Medium
Search features: Average

Glassdoor is one of the only websites on the list that requires sign-in before you can view anything, but it's easy to create a free account using your e-mail or Facebook or Google credentials. Once in, you'll be asked to tell the site about yourself, including where you work and what you do. You have to enter your most recent employer, which is a bit of a brick wall if you don't want to disclose this or if your company is not in the drop-down list. However, if you click out of that page and reload the home page, you will be able to skip this and gain access.

Once inside, search for open jobs, upload your resume as part of a larger profile creation, and sign up for e-mail alerts when relevant jobs are posted. Filter by job types, date posted, salary data, distance, company rating, industry, job function, seniority level, company, company size, and easy apply. Select "work from home only" to narrow down the search to the best options that suit your lifestyle and career aspirations. A neat feature is Glassdoor's estimated salary range for each job, which is based on data acquired about the company, the location, and other factors. You can check back daily, or set up job alerts to be sent either weekly or daily.

Click to apply to a job, at which point you'll be directed to the company's website, or some jobs have an Easy Apply option where you can enter your contact details, relevant experience, and upload a resume and cover letter to apply. Some applications have additional screening questions as part of the process.

Where Glassdoor excels is in providing detailed company profiles so you can learn about the company's culture, CEO, benefits, and salary data before applying. There are also ratings and reviews from past or even current employees, though you need to take these with a grain of salt since it's pretty easy for just about anyone to post a review on a company. The detailed company profiles can also help you prep for interviews. There's a lot of great salary-related data as well, including a Know Your Worth feature for learning how much you should be making in a position.

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9. Snagajob

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Looking for an hourly job? Snagajob could be the right fit.


Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: Job alerts, short profile serves as resume, direct communication with recruiters
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Easy
Search features: Excellent

Designed specifically for those looking for hourly roles, temporary positions, and other similar positions, Snagajob makes it super-simple to apply and for employers to fill positions they need to fill urgently.

With an easy-to-use interface, the application process is seamless: search for relevant jobs, click "apply here" on the page and go to the company website. If you add a profile and short bio on the site, which includes your photos, availability, past experience, education, and references, that can also serve as your application. If you register, which requires e-mail, Google, Apple ID, or Facebook, you can also receive e-mail notifications any time a relevant job is posted. You might even receive job invitations, skipping the application process altogether and going right to the interview process if you are highly qualified for a position. This is thanks to the ability for employers to communicate with you directly via e-mail or even text message. Some jobs may have pre-screening questions as well.

Not surprisingly, the site focuses on hourly roles in fields like health care, customer service, hospitality, retail, sales, security, and food delivery, but you can also search for remote versus local jobs to find other options. The urgently hiring filter helps narrow things down if you're looking to snag a job, as the name suggests, quickly. There are also filters for easy apply, essential jobs, by industry, part-time, full-time, and for teens. You can also filter less granularly by job type, postal code, and distance if you need something local. Also, browse through a list of jobs that are hiring now if you're up for anything or have experience in multiple fields. You can also see the most popular categories, trending searches, top cities, and top countries, which could be useful if you're willing to relocate.

A growing segment of the workforce does shift work, and this site focuses on that area as well. You can apply for free and do a video interview to get onboarded. Once accepted, you will be able to see available shifts, pick the jobs that fit into your schedule, and get paid weekly.

For teenagers looking for summer jobs, shift workers, or those who want to work only at certain times of the year, or here and there when their schedule permits, Snagajob is a great option.

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10. GetWork

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You don't need to sign in to GetWork to use it.


Price to join: Free
Recruitment features: E-mail notifications
Remote jobs? Yes
Ease of application: Medium
Search features: Average

The best part about GetWork is that you don't need to sign in at all to use it: GetWork functions more like an aggregator, bringing a searchable database of jobs together so you can browse, filter, and find what's best for you, then apply through a redirect to the company website. Because of this, however, you can't upload nor build a resume, and the application process will be different based on each job and employer.

But all the jobs posted on the site are verified by GetWork, sourced directly from company websites so you don't have to worry about spam or outdated job postings. GetWork promises to offer job listings that you won't find anywhere else as well. The site uses its own proprietary technology to search the Internet for the newest job listings to add to the site, so the list is constantly being updated. Companies like The Home Depot, FedEx, Intuit, and Lockheed Martin use the site.

Search by job title and location, then drill down deeper, filtering by date posted, radius, company, title keywords, or even excluding keywords. This isn't as robust as some of the other sites but will work for straightforward job titles and positions. While remote and freelance jobs are available, there's no filter for these which means it won't be as easy to pinpoint them without the name "freelance" in the title. You can add the keyword "remote" to a search to see if that helps. If you want to receive e-mail notifications about relevant jobs, sign up for free by entering your e-mail address and creating a password. There's also a job seeker blog with helpful information as you embark on the journey.

As noted, GetWork is more like a job posting aggregator, which doesn't offer profiles on the site nor easy apply options with one click. You'll also see fewer jobs than with some of the larger sites. But with millions of jobs available, it's an alternative to the "big guys" that's worth exploring.

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