National and Regional Job Search Engines
Free Online Job Sources
When you’re unemployed two huge concerns remain uppermost in your mind: when will you get your unemployment checks and how can you find a job quickly?
Well, we can help with the second stressor—finding a job. Besides the resume resources, interview tips, and other job related strategies we’ve given you, here is our massive list of online job search engines, employment websites, sites for freelancers and even a number of popular regional job sites. Sites are free to use unless otherwise noted.
Employment Search Engines and Jobs Databases
AARP Jobs – safe place for 50+ job seekers
CareerBuilder.com – large and very popular job search engine; search by location, company, job title; register an account, upload resumes, cover letters, track jobs, get job alerts, apply for jobs online
CareerJet.com – search job listings from all over the world; a search engine for the jobs search engines.
CareerLink.com – search job listings; sponsored by AIM Institute.
CareerOneStop.org – a job bank sponsored by the Department of Labor
Craigslist.org – jobs classifieds searchable by geographic location
Dice.com – search top tech jobs by geographic location, job title, and/or company.
EmploymentCrossing.com – (Paid Subscription) Job search database that allows you to target your industry; job listings are reportedly exclusive and not available on free job boards.
Indeed.com – collates open job listings from other databases, job websites, newspapers, and even company announcements; also covers select international sites (see Regional below)
JobMaps.com – search for jobs based on points on a map.
JobServe.us – one of the first job search sites. Registration is not necessary to search for and apply for jobs. But create an account for free and you can upload 10 resumes, save job searches, create a search filter and get email job alerts.
JuJu.com – job search engine that boasts better job finding tools and more relevant search results.
LinkedIn.com – yes, it’s social media network, “network” being the operative word. You CAN use LinkedIn to locate work. You just need to leverage your connections.
Monster.com – one of the top job search sites in the world. Huge assortment of job finding tools and tips; create an account, upload multiple resumes and cover letters, create multiple job search filters and get alerts sent to your email.
SimplyHired.com – big job search engine lists over 2.5 million jobs gathered from other sites, company job boards, and classifieds.
Sologig.com – jobs board for “independent” employees, or freelancers, contract workers and consultants.
USAJobs.com – search for government jobs, solid resource for veterans
Yahoo! Hot Jobs – get the plug-in for your Yahoo! toolbar and you can get instant job alerts based on your job filters; search jobs by location, “hot jobs,” industry, job title and more.
Find Freelancing Jobs
eLance.com – (Free and paid subscriptions) Create an online profile, manage a portfolio, connect with buyers, advertise your services and bid for freelance jobs.
Guru.com – (Free and paid subscriptions) Create on online profile, upload a portfolio of work and bid for jobs.
Sologig.com – designed to connect consultants, freelancers and contract workers with targeted jobs.
Regional Job Search Services
AllCountyJobs.com – serving CT, NY, MA, and RI
CareerBoard.com – all of Ohio, and Indianapolis, Louisville, Pittsburgh, and Dallas
Indeed.com – besides the huge U.S. database, you can search Indeed for Canada, Germany, Spain, India, and UK jobs.
Jobdango – targeted job search for Oregon and Washington