5 sites to help with your job hunt

Time to take the next step on the career ladder?

Knowing where to start looking for a new job can sometimes be daunting.

With so many websites and agencies out there it’s hard to know which ones to check out and which ones could be a waste of time.

Here are 5 sites that you should bookmark during your job search to help you find the job you want.

1. monster

Each month, more than 85,000 new jobs are available on Monster – making it one of the UK's leading jobsites.

One of the original job boards, Monster has expanded to include other resources.

You can search for and apply for jobs online, upload your CV, review company profiles, get salary information and career advice.

BeKnown, Monster’s networking app, puts you in touch with possible connections via Facebook, helping you to grow your professional network, enhance your online professional identity, and discover new jobs.

2. indeed

Indeed lets you track job listings, including company career pages, job boards and newspaper classifieds.

You can search the postings by geography, industry, experience or salary.

When you create an account you can post a CV. You can also read reviews by current and former employees rating work-life balance, compensation and benefits, and job culture – handy for seeing if you’re a good match for the company (and vice versa) before applying.

3. glassdoor

Glassdoor lets members sign-in via Facebook to find 'Inside Connections' at a company through their Facebook network (similar to Monster’s BeKnown). You can browse the latest job listings, as well as company-specific info.

One huge advantage is being able to view recent interview questions, employee ratings and interview-reviews. A big help in planning for interviews.

4. career builder

Career Builder is very similar to Monster and Indeed, providing job listings, CV posting, career advice and resources for job seekers.

Its job-matching technology recommends jobs that are personalised for you, by targeting jobs that match keywords in your CV, the jobs you view and the jobs you apply for via the site. The more you use Career Builder, the more tailored the job matches become – great time saver!

5. linkedIn

LinkedIn is great for building your professional network. It’s also great for finding job openings in companies you’re interested in.

The 'How You're Connected' tool helps you find who in your network knows someone you would like to connect with and how they know each other. Insider knowledge like this can help you pick the best person to introduce you.

Another thing to consider is LinkedIn Premium. With this paid version, you can take advantage of some useful features like 'Applicant Insights'- to see how you measure up against others applying for the same/similar positions.

And 'Featured Applicant' - moving you to the top of recruiters' applicant lists.

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