One of the most common ways for job seekers to uncover employment opportunities is through job search sites. There are hundreds of online job boards out there, as well as apps, aggregators, social media channels, networking groups and recruiting company websites to choose from.
The good news is they provide plenty of listings. The bad news? You can easily be overwhelmed by the wide variety of options.
To help you save some time, we created a list of the 25 best job boards and job search sites, starting with ours.
1. Robert Half
Robert Half ranked first on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Professional Recruiting Firms. The company was also recently recognized for being one of Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity, America’s Best Large Companies, World’s Best Employers in the Business Services and Supplies category, and Best Employers for Women.
On both our website and mobile app, you’ll find thousands of on-site, remote and hybrid job listings from the companies we work with around the world. Many of the opportunities are exclusive to Robert Half — so you won’t find them anywhere else.
You can submit your resume, apply for contract or permanent positions, and subscribe to job alerts to stay updated on brand-new opportunities. Our local talent solutions specialists can help you find the right role and promote you to employers who are hiring.
You can also find jobs through Robert Half by letting employers search for you with Robert Half Direct. Through this online hiring platform, you can communicate one-on-one with hiring managers.
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More services for your job search
We offer tips to land a job and career development advice on our blog, a robust library of research into workplace trends. Also, the annual Salary Guide from Robert Half has current compensation rates for hundreds of positions across the fields we service — all at no cost to job seekers.
If you’re looking for career opportunities in the fields of finance and accounting, technology, marketing and creative, administrative and customer support or legal, you’re in the right place. Robert Half is dedicated to specific industries and to specialized services worldwide.
A sampling of job search sites
Here’s a list of 24 more job search sites. Keep in mind that they may focus on a specific industry or occupation.
No list of best job search websites would be complete without this entry. CareerBuilder has two big points in its favor: Size and longevity, as it’s one of the internet’s biggest and longest-lived job board sites. Its robust search function allows you to filter by several criteria, including location, job title and pay range. The site uses Google AI to help match job seekers with suitable opportunities and provides career advice and resources for job candidates. For employers, monthly subscription plans can aid in candidate searches with targeted recruitment emails, candidate management tools and more.
In addition to employer-posted jobs, Indeed aggregates postings from across the web — including from company career pages and professional associations — and allows you to search locally or globally. Indeed hosts more than 150 million resumes and claims that 10 new jobs are added to its site every second globally. Free resources for job seekers include a resume builder tool and career blog.
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This top networking site allows you to find jobs not only through direct employer listings but also through communication with your extended network. Your profile serves as your resume, and you can easily find and share career-related content, dive deep into thought leadership posts from prominent people in your field and solicit or supply recommendations. Additionally, industry groups allow you to participate in professional discussions and follow companies you find interesting — and relevant to your job search. Premium paid features offer more advanced search functions and services.
This large site offers weekly job alerts, job search advice, a resume builder and, of course, job postings. This job search website also allows you to upload your resume for hiring managers and recruiters to find in their searches. The site uses AI and blockchain technology to connect job seekers and companies through a fully automated process.
This site focuses on job openings for senior-level professionals, executives and those who are aiming for upper-management positions. Candidates seeking jobs paying an annual salary of $100,000 or more can gain access to vetted openings after they’ve paid a subscription fee.
Glassdoor lets you search for jobs and allows people to review companies they’ve worked for and share salary and benefits info, giving insight that job seekers wouldn’t otherwise have. Professionals who have interviewed with a company can also give details on the business’s recruiting processes. While all this information should be taken with a grain of salt, it can be quite revealing. On the hiring side, Glassdoor allows employers to identify job candidates and market their companies to job seekers.
Most recently known as LinkUp, this job search engine indexes jobs from more than 50,000 companies to make sure that its listings are fresh. You can search for opportunities via keyword and location; then, you’re sent directly to the company’s website to apply. You can also set up alerts to be notified whenever a job matching your criteria shows up.
This massive job site was one of the first commercial websites, period, in addition to being the first major job search site. It offers services including resume uploads, networking boards, company profiles, a resume review service and a mobile app in more than 40 countries. The site also scores your potential fit with a role based on your skills and interests.
Read our post on how a job search app can save you time!
SimplyHired is a job search site that collects listings from all over the web, including company career pages, job boards and niche job websites. The company reports that it lists job openings from 700,000 unique employers and operates job search engines in 24 countries and 12 languages. Employers might want to note that the site sends your job posting to over 100 job boards for increased visibility.
11. Google for Jobs
Google for Jobs aggregates job listings from sites across the web, including several of the ones listed in this post. Use it just like you use Google, and from the same main search page. Search for key phrases like “accounting jobs” to get a list of available positions. Results also show company ratings and salary info for the position, if available. If something catches your eye, click a button that reads, for example, “Apply on LinkedIn” to go directly to the source of the job listing and apply. One key benefit of Google for Jobs is that it eliminates redundant results and displays only one listing for each open position.
Though Dice is one of the largest and best-known boards for jobs in technology and IT, it contains much more than just tech positions, such as accountant, administrative assistant, copy editor and other roles. You can search for opportunities by company, title, skill, keyword and location on Dice’s website or mobile app. Candidates must register to upload their resumes and access services like custom job notifications. The site also provides a range of content for job seekers, from career advice and tech news to salary prediction and career pathing. (Check out this blog post for a list of more tech job boards.)
ZipRecruiter began as a tool for small businesses to post job listings affordably. It’s now an online employment marketplace that uses AI to connect businesses of all sizes with job seekers through mobile, web and email services. Use ZipRecruiter’s mobile app to browse and apply for jobs and get notified as soon as your application has been viewed. The company has partnerships with several leading job boards.
14. Individual company websites
Most businesses have a Jobs or Careers section on their site. Identify the top companies in your field — or any that you’re interested in working for — and see what opportunities they have available. Some companies may not post all their open positions on job boards, so visiting their website could be the only way to find out about opportunities at these firms. Check back regularly, though some may even have the option to set up job alerts for the types of positions that appeal to you most.
Specialized job websites
Job hunting sites that focus on a specific industry or occupation can be a helpful tool to narrow down your search. Here are a few specialized sites to consider:
- AngelList — AngelList is the go-to job search site for those looking to work with startups. You can build a profile, add connections and get regular updates when positions matching your criteria are posted.
- Behance — Designers and web professionals can find job opportunities on Behance and get help with online portfolios.
- College Recruiter — Current students and recent graduates can search for internships and entry-level jobs on this site.
- Fairygodboss — This site is all about women, from job searches to empowerment in the workplace and creating a supportive community.
- Hired — Recruiters reach out to tech professionals based on their profiles on this site. Even better for job seekers: Salary info is disclosed upfront.
- Idealist — People interested in nonprofits and charitable work will find value in job listings and volunteering opportunities here.
- Lawjobs — One of the top job search sites for legal professionals, Lawjobs offers listings for attorneys, paralegals and legal secretaries.
- Mediabistro — Want to work in media? Journalists, advertising and PR professionals, and freelancers can find jobs on Mediabistro.
- RecruitMilitary — Military veterans can search for opportunities for re-entering the civilian workforce on this site that focuses on veteran-friendly jobs.
- USAJobs — The federal government’s official job portal offers everything from entry-level opportunities to positions for experienced professionals at hundreds of agencies and organizations.
- We Work Remotely — Digital nomads can find a job that lets them work anywhere on this site.
How to best use these job search sites
To improve your chances when you’re looking for a new job, make sure your resume is polished and professional. Your resume and your profiles on career websites are marketing collateral for a very important enterprise: your career.
You’d be smart to register and set up alerts with more than one site since each offers a slightly different experience and list of benefits. A talent solutions firm like Robert Half may be valuable as your first stop, as we have not only matching software and AI but also real people — our highly experienced recruiters — working on your behalf while you get set up on other sites.
And don’t neglect other methods for finding jobs apart from job search sites and job boards, such as in-person networking events, reaching out to former coworkers, job fairs and more. Good luck.