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77 Best Job Search Sites for Your Industry
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77 Best Job Search Sites for Your Industry

77 Best Job Search Sites for Your Industry

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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to the steepest economic downturn and highest unemployment rates in the United States since the Great Depression. As the economy starts to open back up, millions will begin looking for new opportunities. But – with so many job search sites out there, you might be feeling overwhelmed. Knowing which search engines are best suited for you can cut your job hunting time in half.

There are two main types of job search sites. A traditional job board will post job openings that have been sent to their website directly from an employer. A job search engine, or aggregator, scours the internet for job postings on other job boards and company sites that are related to the user’s keyword search.

You’ve probably heard of major job boards and search engines like Monster, Indeed, LinkedIn, and Glassdoor, but there are also sites for industry-specific jobs, along with freelance, international, and remote opportunities. Browse through our guide to see which search engine will yield you the best, most accurate job openings to fit your needs.

General Job Boards and Search Engines

The following job boards and search engines are some of the best, most comprehensive out there. They feature many employers in various industries, offering job hunters the most variety. This is an excellent place to start if your job search is flexible or if you’re in a popular field.

CareerBuilder Go to Sitejabber's review page

A job aggregator, CareerBuilder claims to have helped millions of people find jobs through their search engine. This site has been around for over 20 years and has many functions, including in-depth services to help companies find, hire, and manage talent. Users can upload their resume for free and set their profile to “public” so that hiring managers can find them, too.

Many negative comments about CareerBuilder involve claims of spam emails, calls, and false postings. Research any company that you apply to on CareerBuilder before you give them information. Read our Red Flags section for more information.

  • Industry: General
  • Location: U.S.
  • Remote full-time: Sometimes
  • Part-time/freelance: Sometimes
  • “Add your resume” feature: Yes
  • Apply on-site: Sometimes
  • Recommendations to match your resume to companies: Yes
  • Salary listings: Sometimes
  • Mobile app: Yes
  • Cost: Searching, applying, and uploading a resume are free on CareerBuilder.

Industry-Specific Job Boards

Industry-specific job boards are suitable for anyone to use. They typically provide a more robust selection of job openings in any specific field, especially niche areas. This will make your search easier and faster because you’ll filter out irrelevant postings from the get-go. While this isn’t a comprehensive list of all job industries and all job boards, these are some of the most popular job industries in the U.S., and some of the leading industry-specific job boards for them.

Industry:

Business Construction Design & Creative Education Engineering Environmental Hospitality and Food Journalism and Public Relations Medical Sports Technology

Business

Business

While general job boards like LinkedIn and ZipRecruiter can yield excellent results for business careers, sometimes openings in unpopular locations or niche areas can be tough to find. These business-oriented job boards post from all major business fields such as finance, accounting, marketing, advertising, sales, banking, and business technology.

AngelList Go to Sitejabber's review page

AngelList is a one-stop-shop for everything in the startup business world. Users can find a new tech or startup job, discover new tech products, and invest in startups. Since 2010, this platform has strived to aid in the investment process for startups to help get these businesses the talent and fundraising that they need to be successful. Prominent brands like Peloton, Postmates, and Nerdwallet have utilized AngelList’s services.

The main complaint of AngelList users is that some of the job postings are scams. Research any company that you apply to on AngelList before you give them information. Read our Red Flags section for more information.

  • Industry: Startups and technology
  • Location: U.S.
  • Remote full-time: Sometimes
  • Part-time/freelance: Sometimes
  • “Add your resume” feature: Yes
  • Apply on-site: Yes
  • Recommendations to match your resume to companies: Yes
  • Salary listings: Yes
  • Mobile app: No
  • Cost: Uploading your resume, searching for jobs, and applying are free on AngelList.

Remote Jobs

Remote Jobs

Remote jobs are on the rise as more and more companies from all sorts of industries turn to remote work. Brie Reynolds, Career Development Manager and Coach at leading remote job site FlexJobs, shared with Sitejabber a few strategies that can improve a job seeker’s search to find a permanent remote job, especially during these challenging times.

“Search for jobs online in the most trustworthy places. Talk about the skills you have that would make you a competent remote worker, while highlighting any previous experience you have working remotely. Take care to tailor your resume for every remote job application. And lastly, have a clear answer for the question, ‘why do you want to work remotely?’ that goes beyond just personal benefits.”

With these tips in mind, check out these sites to start finding the perfect work at home job!

Dynamite Jobs Go to Sitejabber's review page

Dynamite Jobs brands themselves as being able to create quality connections between employers and job seekers. While Dynamite Jobs has a simple filter you can search with, they are important ones not every job board has, such as: Job Category, Timezone, Salary, and Job Type. Browsing jobs are free. If you sign up, you’re creating a portfolio Dynamite Jobs could send to potential employers. You’ll also get a weekly newsletter of job suggestions. If you’re looking to fix up your resume, they also have a resume service to get one on one support and actionable advice.

  • Industry: General
  • Location: Worldwide
  • Remote full-time: Yes
  • Part-time/freelance: Yes
  • “Add your resume” feature: Yes
  • Apply on-site: No
  • Recommendations to match your resume to companies: Yes
  • Salary listings: Yes
  • Mobile app: No
  • Cost: Browsing job listings and signing up are free on Dynamite Jobs. You can get your resume reviewed by their team for $150.

Part-Time and Freelance

Part-Time and Freelance

Looking for a flexible work schedule, or freelancing from home? Use these sites to find the best jobs for you.

Fiverr Go to Sitejabber's review page

Flip the script on the job hunt by posting your own listing! Fiverr is a marketplace for freelance gigs. As a “seller,” list your services and skills for buyers to contact you or place an order. Fiverr claims that a gig is bought every four seconds. Name your price for each booking, and keep in mind that Fiverr has a 20% commission fee per sale.

  • Industry: General
  • Location: Worldwide
  • Remote full-time: No
  • Part-time/freelance: Yes
  • “Add your resume” feature: Yes
  • Apply on-site: Yes
  • Recommendations to match your resume to companies: No
  • Salary listings: Yes
  • Mobile app: Yes
  • Cost: Creating an account and uploading your gig is free on Fiverr. Fiverr takes a 20% commission fee per sale.

International Jobs

International Jobs

Whether you are starting your new adventure or making a big transition, use these job sites to find the perfect position for you.

Indeed Worldwide Go to Sitejabber's review page

You might recognize this job site because of its domestic version here in the United States. Indeed Worldwide functions just like Indeed, except it lets you search for jobs in over 60 countries. Don't be surprised if your search results are in the country's native language, this happens with many of the countries listed on Indeed, and is a good indicator that you'll need to know the native language before applying. Users can upload their resume and set it to "public" to create a profile so that employers can search for them as well. Indeed received a Customer Choice Award in 2018 from Sitejabber.

  • Industry: General
  • Location: Worldwide
  • Remote full-time: Sometimes
  • Part-time/freelance: Sometimes
  • “Add your resume” feature: Yes
  • Apply on-site: Sometimes
  • Recommendations to match your resume to companies: No
  • Salary listings: Sometimes
  • Mobile app: Yes
  • Cost: Searching, applying and uploading a resume are free on Indeed.

Internships

Internships

Internships can be a great stepping stone to your career. To start gaining experience and cultivating your skills, apply for an internship with these sites.

Chegg Internships Go to Sitejabber's review page

Chegg’s online resource for internships offers a variety of openings for high school and college students. Chegg Internships allows students to create a free profile and upload a resume to make the application process fast and easy.

The most frequent consumer complaints are about fraudulent companies being posted on Chegg’s website, but most of these complaints are over two years old. As always, use caution when applying to any job posting online. Read our Red Flags section for more information.

  • Industry: General
  • Location: U.S.
  • Remote full-time: Sometimes
  • Part-time/freelance: Sometimes
  • “Add your resume” feature: Yes
  • Apply on-site: Yes
  • Recommendations to match your resume to companies: Yes
  • Salary listings: Sometimes
  • Mobile app: No
  • Cost: Creating an account, searching for jobs, and applying are free on Chegg Internships.

Local Jobs Boards

Don’t forget to check out your local job boards, for both city and state, as well. This can be done with a quick online search of “your city name job board.” If you’re looking for a niche job opening or if you just haven’t had great luck on general job boards, a local board could be beneficial to you. Local news media and newspaper sites are most likely to have local job boards.

Here are a few examples:

  • New York Jobs for jobs throughout the state of New York, organized by city and industry.
  • California Jobs for thousands of job postings in California.
  • Jobs in Dallas posts internships and careers with major companies in the city.
  • The Seattle Times has job postings in all industries throughout Washington state.

Watch Out for Red Flags

Searching for a new job is stressful enough, but then to be bombarded by spam calls and emails, or even charged for a false application fee is enough to make anyone want to throw in the towel. During your online job hunt, be vigilant and do your research on the job board or search engine that you’re applying on and the company that you’re applying to. Here are some useful tips on what to do and what to watch out for while job hunting.

The Do’s and Don’ts:

  • Research the company before you apply. Do they have an online presence? If you can’t seem to find a website or reviews with a Google search, it’s probably best that you don’t give that “company” your information.
  • Don’t give out too much information. Fraudulent companies will ask for too much information upon your application. Be cautious when sending out sensitive information, and be sure to ask why they need it. If you’re feeling apprehensive about it, don’t send it.
  • Don’t apply to a job you found on social media. Or, do a lot of research on it before you apply. Typically, those jobs are sponsored by advertisers and aren’t the real deal.
  • Look up reviews for the job board or company. Fellow job hunters can be one of your biggest assets. It can save you from being spammed by fake job sites.

Red Flags:

  • The recruiter’s email doesn’t match the company’s. Fraudulent recruiters claim to represent a well-known company. Job hunters get excited to see a big name in their inbox, and they don’t follow through with their research.
  • There are spelling and grammatical errors. Employers typically pay a lot of money to post jobs to job boards – they will proofread their posts. If there are a lot of errors, or the post is written in all caps, with a lot of symbols, etc., pass on applying.
  • Beware of chat interviews. Skype and phone call interviews are common, especially for first-round or remote interviews. If the interviewer wants to text message or do an online (typed) chat with you, it’s a red flag.
  • The job posting has no company name. Although recruiters are very common on job boards, the company name should still be found on the job page. Occasionally, a company will withhold its name due to competition, but that isn’t often, and you can still research the recruiting agency in that instance.
  • You are paying to apply to their own company. Generally, you should not pay any fees to the company to apply to their job.

Job Board Warnings From Reviewers

Climber.com Go to Sitejabber's review page

Users have complained of spam emails, unexpected credit card charges, and incomplete transactions.

Experteer Go to Sitejabber's review page

Users claimed that they had trouble cancelling their accounts and were charged unexpected fees.

JobsRadar Go to Sitejabber's review page

Users have complained of spam calls and emails.

Nexxt Go to Sitejabber's review page

Some users claim that they have received many spam calls and emails after creating an account with Nexxt.

Ready, Set, Go!

We hope that you’re feeling a little less overwhelmed and a lot more informed about job boards and search engines. Before paying for a membership, refer to this guide and make sure to read reviews. There are also tons of free, helpful resources out there for you. If there is a job board that we haven’t outlined in this guide, try searching for it on Sitejabber to see if fellow job hunters have reviewed it yet. We hope our comprehensive guide can aid you in each new career endeavor!