With so many job boards online — and new ones appearing every day — it’s tough for HR to know where to focus its energy. Here are some expert recommendations of which sites you should be using.
These are the 10 best sites for recruiters and job seekers, according to a recent article in PC magazine:
- Beyond.com — A combination of smaller, niche job boards that each focus on a different industry, job type or geographic area.
- Careerbuilder.com — Though some HR experts recommend shifting money away from the big, general boards and toward more focused sites, CareerBuilder still gets more than 23 million visitors a month. That’s a lot of job candidates.
- Craigslist.org — It’s not a very polished site, and some of the listings seem less than legitimate, but posting an ad to Craigslist is free in most areas, so experts say there’s little reason not to use it.
- Execu-search.com — A site focused on recruiting upper level employees.
- Hound.com — Hound lets candidates search through jobs listed on employer Web sites.
- JobServe.com — Claiming to be the world’s first online recruiting service, JobServe advertised 2.5 million positions in 2008.
- Jobster.com — Combining a job board with a social networking site, Jobster lets candidates create detailed profiles to help employers find and learn more about them.
- LinkedIn.com — From searching through users’ profiles to posting job listings, LinkedIn provides a variety of ways to find candidates.
- TheLadders.com — Only lists jobs that pay more than $100k a year, and charges job seekers to use the site.
- SnagAJob.com — Basically the opposite of ExecSearch and TheLadders, SnagAJob focuses exclusively on hourly jobs.
What recruiting sites do you recommend? Share your advice in the comments section below.