Ahhh, the great debate! Which job search site is best? This question has been argued back and forth by recruiters, HR managers, career coaches, job seekers, hiring managers and alike for decades. Well, honestly, we personally do not believe there is a straight answer to this as we see value in many job search engines and methods, however, doing a google search it looks like others disagree and there seems to be an answer after all.
The 9 Best Job Search Websites of 2023 as found on the balance money
But are these the only sites we believe rate well?
We feel a few have been overlooked. One of our all time favourite job search engines in Seek.
Seek is incredibly user friendly, it allows you to narrow down your job searches to very direct roles and industries, the job ads are easy to read, they provide free advice in maximising your job searches, provide you with industry knowledge, gives you feedback on organisation rating from other employees, and so much more.
Whilst Indeed, on the other hand do not filter roles as easily, the job ads are difficult to read and you are shown multiple roles that are of no value to you. You need to sift through the list of jobs just to find one possible role. Honestly, it is a confusing layout and you cannot save just one job to your personal account, like you can on Seek.
So why do companies use Indeed? The benefit of Indeed for organisations is they can link the job ad from their website directly. It also allows their job ads to be seen by a larger group, as the roles are not as easily filtered such as on Seek. Personally we don’t see the value, as it may get more eyes on the role, but it does not mean it is targeting the right people.
Seek, on the other hand is expensive for companies to use, however, nowhere near as expensive as LinkedIn. LinkedIn still remains a very costly process for hiring manager to post open jobs too.
Cost aside, however, there is benefit to Seek for companies as well. The job search engine allows the hiring manager to put in selective questions that will assist in narrowing down candidates and help filter like an ATS, without the ATS price tag.
So it does baffle us why Seek is not on the list. With more pros than cons, in our professional opinion, Seek is a viable contender.
At the end of the day, it is a matter of ensuring you do not place all your eggs in one basket. Use LinkedIn, use FaceBook, use your networks, jump on Indeed, Seek, Monster and even specialised job search engine platforms such as Jora, to find your perfect role.
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