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The 12 Most Effective Online Job Search Engines

1. Indeed

Indeed has millions of job advertisements from tens of thousands of different websites.

They will have more employment openings published than any other site we are aware of, and job seekers often remark that it is the quickest and simplest application procedure among online job search engines.

For these reasons, it's our top-recommended employment board and the place to start if you're new to job boards.

In addition to applying for jobs on Indeed, you can set up job alerts to be alerted when new opportunities matching your criteria are listed, study and compare wages, and much more.

(NOTE: We suggest limiting your use of job search engines and job portals to 20% of your total job search effort. So, we're not suggesting that you spend your whole job hunt on sites like Indeed. That is not the ideal strategy, and you would be better off networking and applying directly to organizations that interest you!)

However, for the time you do spend on job boards (and we suggest 20 percent), Indeed is the place to start!

2. JobBuilder

CareerBuilder has been online for over 20 years and provides highly configurable search capabilities to swiftly find job listings that match precisely what you're searching for.

CareerBuilder, unlike Indeed, collects job posts directly from companies (they post their jobs directly to the site). CareerBuilder also collaborates with numerous local news organizations to offer local employment advertising in their "classifieds" section.

This is why it's a good idea to look at a few various job boards — they collect data in very different ways, so you'll find different positions advertised on different job search engines/sites.

Someone in one field may discover that Indeed is ideal, while CareerBuilder is not.

Someone in a different business could find the exact reverse to be true.

So it's all about trial and error to find which of these top 5 online job search engines produces the greatest results for YOU.

3. Use LinkedIn

LinkedIn has a lot to offer, including networking, a fantastic online course platform called LinkedIn Learning, and, yes, job seeking!

Indeed, LinkedIn has one of the most effective online job search engines.

Around half of all jobs advertised on LinkedIn include "EasyApply," which allows you to submit your information with only a few clicks (and without the need for a cover letter!)

You may also refine your searches to view just the jobs that interest you.

It is important to note that the efficiency of LinkedIn for you will be determined by the industry/field in which you are looking.

We've talked with a number of job searchers and professionals in IT jobs, engineering, and so on, and they all seem to agree that LinkedIn is an excellent job search tool.

Unfortunately, individuals in a few different sectors have said that LinkedIn is not the greatest job search engine for them, so we suggest trying a few to see for yourself.

4. Glassdoor

Glassdoor began as a ratings/review service where workers could write anonymous employer recommendations.

They've developed much since then, and now include a superb pay research tool as well as a job search engine that we've tried and highly recommend.

To begin searching, you must must register.

However, we believe it is worthwhile to create a free account.

Glassdoor offers millions of job postings that you can search for and apply to straight from their website, so it's well worth your time to look around.


SimplyHired features excellent search capabilities and personalization, as well as the ability to remember your individual searches so you can return each week and simply repeat your own searches.

Employers may be filtered based on a variety of factors, including eco-friendly business culture, firms that support diversity, employers that recruit veterans, and more.

6. Find Work

GetWork, previously LinkUp, is a sleek, contemporary job search engine that displays verified, up-to-date job listings from company websites. This means you'll spend less time applying for positions that are already filled or on hold.

(Occasionally, a company may fill a position but fail to delete it from job boards, and other job search sites may continue to publish the ad for weeks or months.)

Along with verified listings, the site has a user-friendly design and good search options. You may restrict your results by location, state, or zipcode, and you can search by job title, firm name, or keyword.

7. Get a Job

SnagaJob is another huge and well-known job search engine.

You'll receive the greatest results if you establish a profile, but you may start browsing positions before you do.

They're definitely worth a look. You may filter by geography and keywords, as with most job boards/search engines.

8.Job Search on Facebook

Despite the fact that many individuals use Facebook every day, few are aware of this.

Facebook Jobs will display jobs in your region and give an application option directly from your Facebook page.

Depending on what's on your profile, this might be good or terrible.

Given the current privacy issues, you may not want to post a lot of professional information on Facebook. Because your profile is likely to already have the information you need to apply for a job, we really prefer LinkedIn's job search engine (listed at #3 on this list).

9.Zip Recruiter

ZipRecruiter allows users to search for jobs by keyword and area, and they just launched a new "Get Recruited" option, claiming that firms will contact you (after you enter your name and email address).

We haven't had an opportunity to put this to the test yet, but in our experience, it's unusual for a recruiter to have the right job for you and thought to contact out (especially considering they likely have 1,000 other resumes/CVs in their computer).

10.Robert Half 

Finally, Robert Half is a big job search website with lots of ads to choose from.

The search results may be filtered by area, industry, job type, and job title.

Many of the jobs shown by the search engine also provide the beginning wage range, which we believe is fantastic. (After all, who wants to apply for a lot of jobs without knowing whether they even pay enough?)

11. Idealist

Idealist.org is a New York-based non-profit that provides internships, volunteer opportunities, and, of course, full-time job postings.

While they're more recognized in certain circles for their volunteer and internship options, they're still one of the finest job search sites to utilize.

You'll find a great interface that's simple to use for job seekers, a plethora of job search filters to narrow down the job postings you see, and quality job results that are on par with all of the other job search websites we've looked at above.

Idealist is a job website worth checking out, and you're likely to find job openings from reputable companies in well-paying, expanding industries.


Angel.co has a job board dedicated to startup positions. It's one of the best, if not the best, job search engines for people looking to break into a tech startup or other growth-stage company with high upside potential.

In general, growth-stage companies are my preferred type of company for people in their twenties and thirties.

They provide more opportunities for advancement, trying new responsibilities/areas, earning stock/equity, and other benefits.

So, if you've been looking for a startup job but have only seen bigger firms on the job search websites listed above, Angel.co will give you with a new sort of work opportunity that may be more appealing.

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