Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Job Search Sites

These are resources I've pulled together to support people in job searches. I divided the list into several categories, from the most general to the most specialized sites.

Basic Job Search– the biggest job search site; has information on specific industries; also has lots of tips about how to prepare resume, cover letter and for interview– a mainstream site with all sorts of jobs another mainstream site (joint venture of Yahoo! and HotJobs – HotJobs no longer exists on its own) has a bunch of jobs, not terrifically well-organized, but still worth looking at everything with a focus on marketing and new media collects jobs from a lot of different sites, so is a worthwhile central location; takes you to the site itself, so if it's a Ladders job, you'd still have to join and sign in linked to Wall Street Journal, seems to draw mostly on other sites– jobs from the social networking site (powered by SimplyHired)– national site based in Florida– gathers information from all sites

Requires a little More Effort to Get In and See Jobs – & Worth It!– their tag line is “be hunted” – their focus is to match seeker with best jobs for them, using their “10 Dimensional Matching (sm) Technology”– a site that gets employers to pay YOU to interview – for people happy at their jobs– the professional networking site has its own job search site you have to sign up to see jobs, but it's free - linked to some specialty sites like

Population and Location-Specific– targeting Latinos and jobs that require Spanish; lots of Latin American employers - sub-site of CareerBuilders for African-Americans and diversity - diversity recruitment– for recent college graduates– for veterans of the armed services– jobs in the Mid-Atlantic region of the US– jobs in the US Southwest and California– jobs in Canada – Chicago non-profit jobs

Non-Profit Industry Sites the workhorse of non-profit job search - Chronicle of Philanthropy job site; lots of fundraising jobs, as well as executive level - most of the jobs on idealist are here, too - some different another central place for many for-profit jobs really different jobs! Search firms seem to post here. part of onPhilanthropy, on-line presence of Changing Our World; based in Washington, DC – re-launched May 08, so fewer jobs than most site has fewer jobs, mostly repetitive, some difference with major sites Council on Foundations site with jobs at foundations all over US and some abroad social service and social work jobs– non-profit jobs, not a huge range CareerBuilder’s non-profit job postings job board on a LA-based site that offers free and low cost resources for the nonprofit sector - jobs board for Michigan-based Society of Non-Profit Organizations– a local NYC publication focused on social change and community activism and jobs related to activist and social change– has national jobs especially North Carolina - non-profit jobs mainly Northeast and California

Industry-specific Sites– Society for Human Resources Management, the biggest industry site HR jobs - HR jobs finance, banking– Financial Executives International Job Center for executive-level financial jobs (must qualify and pay $495 fee plus $250 application fee to join) “green” jobs– marketing for media professionals (on-line/new media, books, newspapers, magazines, television, radio, academic, advertising, design, corporate/tech writing, PR/marketing)– Public relations jobs (powered by CareerBuilder) tech-related - tech insiders - very popular site for techies and that industry– sports and sports-related jobs and internships a lot of medical, some support functions (eg HR) also lots of medical and some support– jobs in public health Public Health Employment Connection run by Emory University – jobs in public health biotech and pharma hospitality industry federal jobs– mainly transportation, mostly CDL truck driving (long-haul and local) - wide range of museum jobs

Paid Search Sites (mostly $100K+ jobs) listed as and – has senior executive and six figure jobs. You can search free, but have to pay $39/month to actually apply through ExecuNet. $100K+ jobs – have to sign up and pay monthly fee to actually see jobs and apply; allows you to post a profile instead of a full resume; used by recruiters. Has specialized “Ladders” for specific fields. Also has UK jobs (
UpLadder: medical and science jobs– executive jobs – international - $40 a month fee– high level $100K+ jobs. Service of Association of Executive Search Consultants. Lifetime membership fees from $239 to $329 (higher priced include access to SearchConnect directory of 5000 AESC members)– $100K+ job search “concierge” that searches sites and makes matches. $54.95 a month; 20% discount for new members $43.95

Jobs on Professional Networking Sites– professional networking site. Free to join; paid upgrades available from $19.95 to $200 a month (recommended for recruiters and active job seekers). Ecademy is a social business network with over 150,000 members. 85% of the members are outside of North America, most in Western Europe, with some presence in Asia.– Marketing Executives Networking Group on line networking site for highly compensated ($160K+), senior-level Marketing, Sales, or General Management executives

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is a great list - thanks!

I have one to add - It's a new site, mostly focused on the New England area for now, but is great for career advancement/networking for rising professionals. PeopleAhead is free, requires registration and building a simple profile and then you are "matched" to relevant job openings. URL is