Job searches can be daunting, and without a robust network or an inside scoop on an opening, it can seem nearly impossible to find the right position. Thankfully, there are a slew of specialized job sites to help you navigate your next move. Here are six of our favorites to make your search simpler.
1. If you’re having trouble sifting through all the job posting sites
Self-proclaimed as “the world’s #1 job site,” Indeed aggregates job postings from thousands of places so you have to skim through only one. Or you can create a resume on the site that allows employers to find you.
2. If you want background on potential employers
GlassDoor offers background information on companies, including salaries, interview reviews and what current employees think of culture, work-life balance, and leadership. It’s like Yelp for workplaces.
3. If you’re looking for something personal
LinkedIn is increasingly becoming the go-to for industry-specific job listings. Once logged in, your sidebar will show you openings that fit with your expertise. Bonus: All job activity is private, so your current company won’t see that you’re looking.
4. If you want to see everything a company has open
CareerBuilder partners with companies to show you an organization’s job listings on CareerBuilder’s site, which makes it easier to browse all of a company’s openings. And when you add your resume, the site will tell you who viewed your profile and display the general competition for the job, too.
5. If you’re tired of the traditional job board search
With realistic resume and career advice, The Muse helps you upgrade your application materials and interview skills before you search for jobs on its board. Plus, all companies that list jobs on The Muse have profiles on the site, so you can dive into each one’s work-life culture to see if it’s a fit.
6. If you hate patiently wondering whether your application has been seen
What makes ZipRecruiter special are the real-time application status updates (like when your resume has been viewed). This way you’ll know where you stand — and can quit constantly refreshing your inbox.