Using a job searching site is a popular way to find jobs, but there are so many out there. Find out what we think are the top 10 best job searching sites for IT professionals in this article.
The job search process can be long and confusing. There are a lot of steps involved, with one of the major ones being the part where you search for the job. One of the most common ways to find a job is to use a job searching site.
How We Determined The Best Job Searching Sites
These job searching sites list jobs from a variety of sources:
- Their own website
- Other job websites
- External company job listings
There are many different job websites, and we think it would be helpful to our readers if we was to look into them and show you what we think the top 10 job searching sites are. We’ve based this on a few areas:
- Number and quality of jobs
- Usability of searching and filtering
- Design of website
So, let’s have a look at the list:
Dice has got to be the best job site for IT professionals. There are many reasons for this.
First of all, it’s targeted to IT professionals, so there are more focused jobs and resources. It also has a lot of extra features such as career advice, articles, and forums. If you’re looking for an IT job, you should be using this site.
The only drawback of this site is that it is only available in the US. It’s no help to me (I’m in Australia), but if you’re looking for a job in the United States, you can use this site.
Indeed is one of the best job sites out there, in our opinion.
I’ve given it a high ranking because of its easy to use job search page and results page. You just type in what you’re looking for, and where, and you get the results. Minimal ads, no clutter, just type in what you want. The results are also easy to view and filter.
It also has a large number of job listings from other websites. Indeed also has several extra features such as resume upload and RSS subscriptions.
Monster is one of the largest job searching sites in the world. It has a large list of available jobs and many users. It’s also available in many countries, unlike a lot of other job sites.
The reason we like it is because it meets a lot of the criteria you need in a job site. It has a lot of features (creating accounts, uploading resumes, saved searches). It has an easy to use interface that allows you to search for jobs that you’re looking for.
Seek is one of the biggest and widest used job searching sites in Australia. It’s easy to use, has a lot of jobs, and the search function allows you to filter on specific job information such as industry and location.
This site also has a few extra features, such as creating an account and career advice. It also offers a pretty good salary information tool, allowing you to enter your job role details and find out information about salaries for that particular role.
LinkedIn is not strictly a job searching site. It’s a professional networking site that has a job search feature.
However, I’ve included it in this list because it’s very relevant to IT professionals and has great features.
It does allow you to search and filter on jobs based on normal criteria such as role and location. However, what makes it so powerful is the ability to see how your connections are linked. Because many jobs are obtained by knowing the right people and getting recommendations, using LinkedIn as a job searching tool will give you this benefit easier than other sites.
The main drawback is that it doesn’t have as many jobs listed as other job searching sites.
6. CW Jobs
CW Jobs is a UK-based job searching site. It has a great design, which focuses on the search area in the middle of the screen. Features are easily identified and include creating an account, searching for jobs via email, career advice and uploading a resume.
The only drawback is that it is for UK jobs only. If you’re in the UK, great, but if not, you won’t find much use for it.
Reed is another UK-based job searching site. It has over a hundred thousand jobs listed, though not all of these are for IT.
The interface is clean and easy-to-use, and the site has a lot of features such as resume upload, career advice, and even some courses.
SimplyHired is another useful job site, that is similar in appearance to Indeed. It has a simple search function (using keywords and location fields). It also lets you browse by category, so you can easily filter by IT jobs. It also has a few extra features such as posting resumes and saving searches.
Jobsite is another one of the UK-based job searching sites, which lists all kinds of jobs. It has a lot of jobs available, and the design of the homepage means that the job search section stands out (which is not the case for many other job sites).
One of the most interesting features on this site is the ability to rate recruitment companies (similar to a feature offered by Glass Door). The rated companies show up on the home page as the best companies to be in contact with, which is a pretty useful feature when looking for a job.
10. Career Board
Career Board takes a slightly different approach to job searching. While you can still search for jobs in the traditional method, it’s really focused on local and state-based jobs in the US. There are a lot of extra features, such as articles, creating accounts, uploading resumes, and newsletters.
It’s simple to use, and if you’re looking for local jobs, then it can be a good resource to use. It doesn’t have quite as many jobs as other job searching sites, though.
Well, there you have a list of the best job searching sites for IT professionals. What are some of your favourite sites?