The Best 5 Websites to Find Your Next Job Now!

Since you clicked on this article I'm gonna take a wild guess and assume you're looking for a job. Hopefully you are currently employed and wanting to transition to a better position, or like so many others, you're unemployed and getting to the point of being willing to take any job.

I graduated college with no freaking clue of what the next few months were going to have in store for me. I would have never imagined I'd be living at home for two months before making the spontaneous decision to attend grad school and move across the country. Did I mention I had absolutely no money or clue of where my next paycheck was going to come from?

My impending rent bill gave me the motivation I needed to start looking for a job, and thanks to the resources available through my university, my job search lasted no longer than one month before I was employed full time at a nonprofit in the city. While I can't give you years worth of experience or write your resume for you (even though I have some tips), I can push you towards the job search websites that are most up to date and used most often by companies who are actively looking to hire new employees.

Monster earned it's spot on this list because as one of the most well known job search engine sites employers are more likely to use this website over others that are just starting out. On top of posting available jobs in your area, Monster offers additional services such as resume examples, cover letter tips and salary information. For someone who is unsure of how to tailor a cover letter or what their salary requirements should be, Monster gathers all the information you could need before submitting your application.

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If you live in a major city like New York or San Francisco, you shouldn't be skipping Idealist when looking for a new job. Unlike the other job search websites, Idealist focuses on posting volunteer, internship and employment opportunities with nonprofits exclusively. Through my experience, organizations who post on Idealist are more responsive to job applications. In the span of one week, I had three separate job interviews for positions I found through Idealist that very same week!

Zip Recruiter is like most other job search websites except they've taken every step possible to make applying to jobs as seamless as possible. What I specifically enjoyed about this website though was that they went the extra step and emailed you available openings similar to the ones you were searching, with basically cuts your work in half! For someone who is trying to apply to as many jobs as possible without spending hours doing a job search, Zip Recruiter is the site for you.

This website is pretty straightforward, and while I don't find their extra resources helpful, their website is easy to navigate and often updated. My biggest pet peeve about using job search engine websites is when the job opportunities listed are through hiring agencies. I much prefer to apply directly with a company, which is why Career Builder is a better alternative to other websites.

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Even though Indeed is an eye sore, it's one of the most popular job posting websites across the board. It takes time to get used to but with so many employers turning to this well know website, it's worth getting used to. My advice is to skip past the listings that are posted by temp agencies and recruiters and instead apply with companies directly. Also, if a job posting is more than two weeks old chances are there is a small likelihood of your application being seen, simply because so many people have had the chance to see and apply for the job opportunity.

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What is your favorite website to find job postings? Are you like me and prefer sites that are easy to use and navigate?


  1. I haven't heard of ZipRecruiter or I'll have to check them out!

    1. Idealist is my personal favorite just because it's soooo popular in DC, but definitely check it out next time you're looking for a job. I've had some of the best interview experiences through that website!

  2. Great roundup! If a site isn't easy to navigate, I'll click away instantly. Indeed was always the big one I used when job hunting!

    1. Yesss, complicated sites make me just want to give up. Job hunting isn't fun, so they can at least make the websites easy to use!

  3. Even LinkedIn can be here. I have seen people getting jobs through it and it has a simple funda that more the audience more will be the job openings for you.