What Are the Best Job Sites for Finding Jobs in Your Area?

List: Posted: 10/12/11

When you are looking to find a great job, knowing where to look will determine the quality of job you'll find.  In today’s tech-driven world, the web is your most valuable resource.  Here are some of the best online job websites for finding employment in your area.

Yahoo! HotJobs is a great resource for people seeking employment, offering great jobs all over the country, with reliable postings.


JobCentral.com is another great option.  This national employment networks provides a variety of choices and is frequently updated.


CareerBuilder.com lets you submit a resume and get results from employers who are seeking candidates, as well as giving you the ability to seek out employers.  However, many of the same postings from companies can become quite repetitive.


Monster.com is one of the most popular job search websites, with job listings all over the country.  It's a well-organized website, and offers higher-paying jobs.

Believe it or not, when you are looking for local jobs, Craigslist.com can be a great website to use.  The site is broken down by location, and their employment section has a variety of different categories to choose from.  Although there are new postings daily, be aware of scams.  You should never have to pay a penny or supply credit card information to be taken on by a job agency or to apply for any job.  You are also able to offer your services to companies searching for employees by advertising in the 'Wanted' section.


LinkedIn.com can be great for finding employment and networking within your chosen career field.  By setting up a profile, you can connect with people in your career field both in your area and around the world.  Previous employers and coworkers can also write positive reviews on your profile concerning your work ethic and personality.


SimplyHired.com offers jobs all over the country, and enables you to search by category, or to provide a specific search within any city, state, or zip code.


Jobing.com also offers you the ability to find employers using a simple search bar, and is great when you are looking to conduct a local search.


Indeed.com has millions of job offers all over the world, which is great for people looking more for a specific offer, instead of a specific location.


Lastly, consider the website of your local newspaper.  You will often find that they offer a wide range of career options right in your neighborhood.


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