One of the most common ways today's job seekers uncover employment opportunities is by using online sources. There are hundreds of job boards, both generic and niche, as well as aggregators, social media channels, networking groups and staffing company websites to choose from.
The good news is they provide plenty of listings. The bad news is you can be easily overwhelmed by so many options. Here, Robert Half offers 10 of what are generally considered the best job search websites in Canada.
There are many others, of course, but this list of best job search websites should give you a good starting point for your next job hunt:
1. Robert Half
On our website, you can search thousands of job listings from the companies we work with around the world. Many of the opportunities we offer are exclusive to Robert Half and can’t be found elsewhere, online or off. Job seekers can submit a resume, apply for temporary or full-time positions and subscribe to job alerts to stay updated on brand-new opportunities. We also offer job search and career advice on our award-winning blog, a robust library of research into workplace trends and our annual Salary Guides to see what you can earn.
No list of best job search websites would be complete without this entry. CareerBuilder is one of the biggest job boards, and its robust search function allows you to filter by several criteria, including location, degree required and pay range. Job seekers can upload their resumes in any format. CareerBuilder partners with news media around the country and collects job listings from them. The site also provides career advice and resources for candidates.
A huge aggregator of postings from across the web, this site consolidates listings from many job boards and staffing agencies in one place. Indeed also compiles information from various company career pages and allows you to search locally or globally. Indeed says 9.8 jobs are added to its site every second globally. Free resources for job seekers include a resume builder tool.
Eluta is a Canadian search engine that features job postings from more than 10,000 employers’ websites across Canada. Eluta provides links back to the original employers' job postings. Candidates can sign up for email alerts that notify them of new jobs that match their search criteria.
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Jobboom is Quebec's largest recruitment site and offers services in both official languages. This website allows candidates to post their resumes on the site and apply for jobs directly or reply to job offer broadcasts, which are sent instantly via e-mail to selected applicants. Jobboom also offers career guidance, as well as articles on topics such as self-learning, market trends and hot career paths.
This top networking site enables you to find jobs through your extended network. Additionally, you can join groups, participate in conversations and follow companies you find interesting and relevant to your job search.
Job search website Glassdoor boasts a large database of company reviews — submitted by employees. Glassdoor promotes itself as giving job seekers insights into a company's work conditions, interview processes, salaries and benefits. In addition to providing job listings, Glassdoor allows employers to identify job candidates and market their companies to job seekers.
This massive job site is aptly named because it includes one of the largest number of job listings of any website. It also allows you to upload your resume and offers networking boards, as well as a search alert service so you can get targeted posts delivered via email.
9. Simply Hired
This search engine offers an email alerts service and lets you save your job searches. Candidates can sort their searches to focus on companies that hire veterans, have a high rate of diversity and abide by eco-friendly practices, among other criteria.
10. Google for Jobs
Google for Jobs aggregates job listings from multiple search engines, including several of the ones listed in this post. Like Google itself, it’s easy to use: Candidates can use key phrases like “accounting jobs” to get a list of available positions. If something catches your eye, you can click on a button to go directly to the source of the job listing and apply. For example, a button might read, “Apply on LinkedIn.” One key benefit of using Google for Jobs is that it eliminates redundant results and displays only one listing for an open position.
After exploring the above list of the best job search websites, you might consider registering with more than one site since each offers a slightly different experience and list of benefits. Good luck!
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