Almost everyone has gone on a job hunt has used some sort of online resource for searching. In fact, the Pew Research Center in 2015 revealed that 79 percent of Americans seeking employment used online resources as part of their job search in the past two years. With numbers like that, it’s important to recognize the biggest players and what makes the best, the best. Reviews.com, a website dedicated to conducting unbiased and in-depth research about products, services, and industries, went through a six week study to actually find out what the job sites are really worth your time.
You may be considering a fresh start with the New Year and wasting your time on unhelpful job sites is not the way to do it. Thats why the team at Reviews.com spent their time reviewing the most popular sites for job seekers to find which have fresh, frequent, and relevant postings, as well as effective algorithms that pull in listings from other places on the web.
They analyzed web-traffic data, consulted with software engineers and career service experts, and hands-on tested their top contenders for usability, frequency of new postings, and quality of results.
Their finalist were Glassdoor as best overall and Indeed as the most comprehensive. Glassdoor is a site not only to find listings, but then find out if the company is one you’d actually like to work for. Indeed is like the Google of the job world. It’s a big contender in job postings but it lacks any personal feel. It’s also important to note that they do think LinkedIn is an important player too. While it is middle of the pack for job postings, it is a great networking tool to get your foot in the door!
Ultimately, Reviews.com created their comprehensive guide which you can see here, http://www.reviews.com/job-sites/, to help careers seekers determine which sites will bring in the results they are looking for, as well as offer tips on how to maximize their job hunting experience. In the end, using an ineffective job site can start to feel like a full-time job that never pays off.