One of the most stressful aspects of hunting for a job is knowing where to search and determining whether the platform you use is really a legitimate way to find your dream career (or in some cases, a gig that will simply pay the bills and keep your bank account in the black). Meanwhile, your eyes are glazing over because you’ve scrolled past the same pitiful job listing a zillion times, and both panic and exhaustion are beginning to convince you that this entire process is pointless.
In short, jot hunting is basically the worst.
We can’t guarantee that searching for a job will get any easier, but don’t give up yet! Your future depends on your persistence, and we’re confident you have exactly what it takes to successfully reroute your career. While you’re slogging through all those online listings, make sure you don’t overlook these pretty major job-hunting sites that could help you get that much closer to your next big thing.
Signing up to Glassdoor grants you access to job listings, anonymous company salaries shared by employees, interview questions, CEO approval ratings, plus candid reviews from past and former employees. Users can search a database containing over 600,000 companies worldwide. Additionally, the site also features career-related articles to help job-seekers make themselves more marketable.
If you’re in search of part-time and hourly jobs, Snagajob is a site you’ll definitely want to bookmark. The site boasts over more than 80 million registered hourly workers and 300,000 employer locations. Users are required to complete a simple questionnaire in order to create a profile. They then gain access to jobs that are searchable by various categories, including seasonal, shift work, bilingual, veteran, student and more.
The number of freelancers has steadily risen in recent years, and millions of businesses have responded by posting gigs on Freelancer’s site. Signing up is free, and users are invited to browse and bid on jobs. You can filter search results by budget, language, skills or location.
The good thing about Linkup is that it eliminates some of the struggles that come with job-hunting on many of its competing sites: Although it features four million jobs from 30,000 companies, it still manages to weed out duplicate and spam posts and features positions that aren’t found using other search engines. Also, all of its job postings are always up-to-date since they come directly from the company websites. After you find a job you’re interested in, Linkup instantly directs you to the corresponding company site.
There’s a reason we can’t think of at least one person who doesn’t have a LinkedIn profile (whether it’s up to date is another question altogether, but we digress). Whether you’re actively seeking employment, looking for a non-awkward way to network with a hiring manager at your dream job, or wanting to use LinkedIn for its social media appeal or publishing platform, there’s a reason to create a profile on the site and keep it updated.
There’s the potential to attract recruiters to your profile which takes some of the pressures of job-searching off you, and users can write unique summaries to outline their professional skills and post articles to show potential employers that they’re keeping abreast of the happenings in their respective industries.
Students or professional newbies are oftentimes on the lookout for internships to gain valuable experience, but they still want to get paid in the process. Luckily, this site provides global listings of both jobs and internships. It allows users to search by major, company or career, and also offers advice on writing resumes, cover letters, and interviewing tips for people who are just entering the workforce.
If you have no clue what type of internship you should choose, take the site’s Internship Predictor test to help you narrow down the options.