Is it time to start looking for a new job? Do you know which job search engine you should be using?
Most of us gravitate to what we know and stick to it. We know there are various job searching options out there, but with so many to choose from, it can be confusing to decide which one is worth investing time in. With that, we become disabled to make a choice and as a result stay with what is safe and what has worked in the past.
Fair enough, we don’t blame you for that. However, you really are limiting yourself by using one job search engine and/or method. With so many doors to open, why would you only open one? It is basically putting all your eggs into the one basket.
We are not here to start a Job Search Engine war…we are simply here to inform you of what is out there and which ones you should consider using.
But first let us explain what a job search engine is: it is an online electronic job searching platform where companies post open roles for job seekers to explore and apply to.
Now, let us start off with the usual suspects – Seek, Indeed, CareerOne, Monster, GlassDoor and SimplyHired. Usually companies use multiple platforms to advertise the same role, so chances are you will find the same job on Seek as you would on Indeed. However, it wouldn’t hurt to pick two search engines from this list, such as Seek (being a more mature, well known platform – established in 1997) and SimplyHired (being a newer less known search engine, established in 2004). This way, you have a chance to spread your search over two sites which may target different companies and their budgets.
We could list more…but for the sake of not making this confusing and you feeling like you are back at square one, we decided to be specific and give a small handful of effective options.
So to sum things up – stay with what you know, add one more larger job search engine such as Indeed, find a job search engine that is specific to your industry and role such as Jora and SalesHead, and check out social media. Now you have four or five doors open to you.
To simplify things even further, search on one job site a night- and don’t forgot to record your job applications. This will avoid you from being confused where you found each role, doubling up on your applications and losing track. Why not download our free Job Application Tracker to help you. We have specifically designed this to ensure you stay on top of your applications and track your progress. Get your copy here ; it will become your holy grail once you start rolling with your applications.
We hope this has cleared things up for you and allows you to explore more opportunities for yourself, opening more doors and giving you extra chances to find your ideal role.
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