While there are many job boards available, not all will be well suited for every job seeker. Each job board has a set of differentiating factors that help build the jobs board’s success at helping job seekers quickly land the perfect job.
If you are going to post a resume to job boards, read through our quick overview to get you started in the right direction.
CareerBuilder.com continues to maintain its status as the largest online employment Web site in the U.S., according to Wikipedia. Working from its strengths as a traditional job board, CareerBuilder.com is seeking to ease the job hunt by extending into niche employment Web sites that allow job seekers to hone in on opportunities specific to their field. Likewise, recruiters benefit from specialized capabilities to narrow down candidates with the experience and skills specifically required for positions they seek to fill under increasingly tighter internal deadlines.
Ask the typical job hunter to name the top three job boards that come to mind and they will likely say Monster, CareerBuilder and Hotjobs, but that won’t be for long. Hotjobs (acquired in 2002 by Yahoo!) has been sold to Monster.com and will be an integrated site around the first quarter of 2011.
Monster.com is one of the first career Web sites that came on the scene and it has grown to become one of the largest Web sites for job searching. Registering for an account and posting your resume is free of charge. Establishing a personalized page, setting your resume to public view, and utilizing the enormous amount of resources and tools on Monster.com can surely help during your job hunt.
You do not need to look any further than TheLadders.com for positions that pay $100K+. This is the world’s leading Web site to host job opportunities for candidates that have the potential to earn six figures. To have complete access to the site, there is a monthly subscription fee. But surely with the potential to receive a six figure salary you can afford to dash out the dollar bills to cover the modest fee. There is unlikely any other resource available to openly advertising such positions all in one place.
If you are a job seeker, taking time to post a resume to job boards will be advantageous to your search.