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Securing Jobs

Forbes created the following list for the best job searching websites.  The following should aid you in your quest of searching and securing jobs.  It is a complete breakdown of websites and their purposes in job searching.  


This is the site for job seekers looking to enter the startup world or transition to a new role. AngelList’s careers function is private, so job seekers are only visible to companies with which they apply. More than 5,000 startups currently use the site, salary and equity information is provided up front with each job posting, and no recruiters are allowed.


Fulfillment-focused site CareerBliss allows users to find jobs, salaries, and employee-generated company reviews, all with an emphasis on a positive workplace experience. Company reviews are broken down by metrics including company culture, growth opportunities, coworkers, manager, rewards, and work environment.


Each month more than 24 million unique visitors head to CareerBuilder, which currently serves more than 60 markets around the world, to post resumes and search for jobs. The site’s resources portal offers job seekers advice on topics like how to follow-up after an interview and ways to avoid awkward conference calls. On Thursday, CareerBuilder launched Find Your Calling, a website geared towards helping students make education and professional choices that best fit their personalities and abilities. Users can find information including real-time labor market data, salary ranges, and related college programs for any occupation.

College Recruiter

College Recruiter focuses on students and recent graduates seeking internships and entry-level jobs, posting jobs from colleges and universities as well as company employers. Visitors to the site can search for jobs, use a salary calculator, and get a free resume critique.


The careers site for professionals looking for flexible and/or telecommuting-jobs, FlexJobs offers pre-screened leads for “telecommuting, part-time, flextime, and freelance” jobs, skills testing, and a platform for uploading resumes and examples of work. A tiered pricing plan lets users choose the intensity of their search.


Using information sourced entirely from employees, Glassdoor provides a raft of data by which job seekers and potential employees can evaluate companies, including “more than 8 million company reviews, CEO approval ratings, salary reports, interview reviews and questions, benefits reviews, office photos and more.”


Founded with a mission “to close the gap between intention and action by connecting people, organizations, ideas, and resources,” Idealist provides users a forum to search for jobs, internships, volunteer opportunities, and events at and through organizations related to community and social justice issues.


Indeed crawls the internet, so you don’t have to—at least quite as much. Indeed aggregates job openings from a vast array of sources across the web including company websites, online job boards, newspapers, industry organizations, and staffing firms.


The massive global professional networking site offers job search capabilities and thought leadership, but the ability to seek and make professional connections is the service upon which it was founded. The world’s largest digital professional network, LinkedIn is now available in 24 languages and has more than 380 million members around the world.


One of the original online career boards, Monster allows people in more than 40 countries to post resumes and search for jobs. The company reports that every minute, 29 resumes are being uploaded to, 7,900 job searches are taking place, and 2,800 jobs are being viewed.


PayScale helps job seekers better evaluate offers and employees consider their current compensation by letting users search and compare salary data. The site also provides data on occupations considered the most “meaningful” by those who old them, and compensation information about jobs associated with different college and graduate-level degrees.

Savvy (Previously Poacht)

Focused on female job seekers and founded by Forbes Under 30 alums Maisie Devine and Isaac Rothenbaum (originally as Poacht), Savvy provides services for the “passive job seeker”—one that might be interested in an appealing offer but isn’t actively searching for new employment.


SimplyHired tracks the search characteristics of over 30 million unique users each month to provide the most relevant job search results possible. Currently, the site lists 6 million open jobs in upwards of 974 occupations with 700,000 employers in the U.S., as well as jobs in 24 other countries and 12 languages, sourced from company sites, job boards, and listings across the web.

The Muse

Founded by Forbes Under 30 alum Kathryn Minshew, The Muse is focused on Millennial professionals and provides job postings, job search, and career advice, and focused information on topics like how to assess the risks of joining a startup or preparing for a last-minute interview.


The social network isn’t just for breaking news and celebrity selfies—more and more people are using the platform to find their next job. If you’re going to use Twitter as a resource for your job search, follow the companies where you’d like to work, retweet articles geared toward professionals in your industry, and be sure that your bio clearly and accurately presents the image you want potential employers and networking contacts to see.


Upwork serves companies looking to hire independent contractors in areas ranging from software and mobile development to writing to legal services to accounting and financial planning. The site currently has 9 million registered freelance professionals with 3 million jobs posted annually.


“The Federal Government’s Official Job Site,” USAJOBS is a free jobs board that provides those seeking work within the federal government with “access to thousands of job opportunities across hundreds of federal agencies and organizations.” Users can create an account and post or build a resume to submit, as well as search for positions based on agency, title, or salary. A resource center provides tutorials and tips for job seekers, as well information on topics including eligibility, compensation, and federal occupations by college major.