The Best Job Search Websites

I've been on a bit of a job hunt lately. I am currently freelancing and doing contract work for some clients, but I'm looking to get back into full-time employment. I wanted to share a quick roundup of the best job search websites I've come across -- in general, and also in my specific field (media/marketing/communications). The job search market has changed drastically since I first started looking post-college more than 10 years ago -- and I'm happy to say it has changed for the better. It's much more streamlined and easier than ever to apply for positions. No more spending hours on tedious applications!

This job website and app has a handy "1 click apply" button where you can scroll and apply in one click. Fill out the profile, add references and your resume, and you're ready for the most convenient job application process ever. It was created somewhat recently (2010) and it has features that no other search site has -- like a salary request button and an alert that lets you know when the company is logged into their account. It also sends texts and emails when the recruiter looks at your application.

If you only use one website for job searching, use Indeed. It's a site where any job searcher in any field can find aggregated job postings from all over the internet. Add your information and you can also "easy apply" -- which sends out quick applications with your info. Company reviews and ratings are posted next to the position so you can see what the organization looks like at a glance.

If you have a job, you should have a LinkedIn profile. This will ensure you have a personal "brand" and that others in your network or industry can connect with you. LinkedIn has a great job board, and it also has an "easy apply" feature. Upgrade to premium to gain advanced job search options and capabilities.

Glassdoor doesn't just offer company reviews and salary estimates -- it also features jobs with a profile function and the ability to apply very easily. You can create a profile and sign up for newsletters, which contain useful information and interesting articles.

The classic site for media professionals, Mediabistro offers training classes and a job board for anyone in the industry. It's easy to navigate and offers a quick apply process. It has memberships, like a freelance network, and a helpful list of mastheads and editorial calendars for major publications.

JournalismJobs is also a site for communications professionals. It was my go-to when I was looking for an entry-level reporter position in 2007, but it still has good job posts; although not as many as I would like. They also have a career advice section that is helpful.

No matter which site you use, make sure your resume is updated, do your research on the interviewing company, and thank the interviewer for their time. I'm a believer in "whatever is meant to be will be" so try to keep that in mind if you don't end up being the right candidate for the job. Something better is out there for you! And in the meantime, keep checking out these job sites daily.



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