Top 5 Employment Search Engines

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Back in the day, searching for a job meant scouring newspaper classified ads and pounding the pavement. Although this technique still works, including online options can up your chances for success. The top employment search engines can save you time and give you access to exclusive job listings that you may never find printed in the pages of your local papers.

5 SimplyHired.com

Like other job search engines, you can search job openings based on company, location, title and salary range on SimplyHired.com. What makes this site different is that it learns your preferred job types when you rate listings. To save time, save your search preferences for later and set up alerts for newly posted jobs. SimplyHired.com also lets you review company profiles and see whether you have any LinkedIn connections related to any open position.

4 LinkedIn.com

As one of the most popular professional social networking sites, LinkedIn.com lets you network with other professionals and search for jobs using its search engine. According to “Forbes,” LinkedIn.com’s listing are high quality. Use the simple resume-building tool to create and post a custom resume, so prospective employers can view it and contact you. LinkedIn.com offers free accounts, but for a fee, you can present a premium profile and gain access to advanced search options.

3 Indeed.com

Indeed.com allows you to efficiently search employment listings from multiple sites, such as job boards, company sites and news websites. While this employment search engine doesn’t let you submit a resume to companies of interest, you can post a resume on your personal profile.

2 CareerBuilder.com

When you create an account on CareerBuilder.com, you can post your resume, get advice, find job fairs in your area and set up alerts for when suitable jobs open up. This employment search engine also allows employers to look for candidates, so keep your resume updated. For additional fees, you can purchase an enhanced profile that ranks higher on an employer’s job candidate search and use the site’s resume-writing services.

1 Monster.com

Monster.com has set the standard for online job searching since its launch in 1996. In addition to searching for a job in your area, you can check out international listings in 50 countries, including Europe, Asia and Latin America. When you create a Monster.com account, you may post your resume for free and submit it to prospective employers with the click of a button. The site gives you tips for writing the perfect resume and cover letter, and offers advice on how to make a good impression during an interview.

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