Best Job Search Engines

Where do you go to find the best jobs posted online?

At Transition Solutions, we’ve been helping our clients navigate workforce changes for over 30 years. We often get asked by our clients where is the best place to go to find jobs posted online. While networking is still the preferred route to finding your next role, researching what jobs are available and posted should also be a key part of your job search efforts.

Doing your research ahead of time in terms of what jobs are posted will help make your networking discussions as fruitful as possible. In fact, the more specific you can be with your network, such as asking their advice about a posted open role at their company, the better.

There are a lot of online options today for where to find jobs. We recommend you do leverage several platforms, in addition to company’s websites, as they may display distinct opportunities. recently shared a list of the top online job search engines. We’ve listed their top 5 below.

  • Indeed. Indeed features millions of job listings from thousands of different websites. They’re going to have more job opportunities listed than any other site we know, and job seekers usually report that it’s the fastest and easiest application process among the online job search engines. For these reasons, it’s the #1 recommended job board on our list, and the place we’d recommend starting in terms of job boards.
  • CareerBuilder. CareerBuilder has been online for more than 20 years and offers highly customizable search features so you can quickly see job postings that match exactly what you’re looking for. Unlike Indeed, CareerBuilder gathers job postings directly from employers (they post their jobs directly to the site). CareerBuilder also partners with many local news organizations to be able to list their local job ads from their “classifieds” section.
  • LinkedIn. LinkedIn offers a lot – networking, a great online course platform called LinkedIn learning, and yes – job searching! In fact, LinkedIn has one of the best online job search engines. Around 50% of jobs posted on LinkedIn offer “EasyApply” where you can submit your information with just a few clicks (and without needing a cover letter!). We’ve spoken with a lot of job seekers and people in tech jobs, engineering, etc., and they seem to report that LinkedIn works great for them as a job search website. Unfortunately, people from a few other industries have said LinkedIn was not the best job search engine for them, so that’s why we recommend trying a few to see for yourself.
  • Glassdoor. Glassdoor started as a ratings/review site where employees could leave anonymous reviews for employers. Since then, they’ve grown substantially and now offer a great salary research tool, and a job search engine that we’ve tested and definitely recommend. You do need to register to begin searching, though. But we feel it’s worth setting up a free account. Glassdoor has millions of job listings that you can search for and apply to directly via their site, so it’s definitely worth the time to browse their site.
  • SimplyHired. SimplyHired has great search functionality and customization and allows you to save your specific searches as well so you can check back each week and quickly repeat your custom searches. You can narrow employers down by all sorts of things including eco-friendly company culture, companies that promote diversity, employers that tend to hire veterans, and more.

In addition to the job search engines above, your network and recruiters can offer access to jobs that are not yet posted. Overall, we recommend a combined approach to help you find the best next opportunity.

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