Best Job Search Engine Sites

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Peter Dazeley

Job search engines, including Indeed, LinkUp, and Simply Hired, allow users to search the major job sites, company sites, associations and other online job sites by keyword and location.

While job boards only include jobs directly listed by employers, job search engines include job listings from a variety of job boards and employer websites. Therefore, they typically list more jobs than job boards.

This can save you lots of time searching for jobs on multiple sites.

Here's information on the best job search engines, plus tips for how to use them.

Tips on Using a Job Search Engine

Find your favorite: Searching many job search engines at once can be overwhelming. After checking out some of the top job search engines, select one or two of your favorites. Perhaps you will focus on a niche job search engine or one that has a useful advanced search option. Limiting the number of job search engines you use will keep you from getting overwhelmed.

Use the advanced search: Most job search engines have an advanced job search option. This is a great way to narrow down the many job listings on a job search engine. You can typically search by keyword or phrase, company, industry, or location. You can also search by salary. This is a helpful way to make sure you only look for jobs that are a good fit.

Create an account: If you find a job search engine you really like, consider registering for an account. Most job search engines allow you to register and upload a resume and cover letter. You can also typically bookmark jobs or request emails with the latest job listings.

Watch out for multiple listings: One drawback to job search engines is that, because there are so many listings from multiple places, repeated listings are common.

Be careful to avoid repeat listings, as well as expired job listings.

Best Job Search Engine Sites
Indeed includes millions of job listings from thousands of websites, including company career pages, job boards, newspaper classifieds, associations, and blogs.

Job seekers may also search job trends and salaries, read and participate in discussion forums, research companies, and even find people working for companies of interest through their online social networks.
LinkUp is a job search engine that searches jobs on company sites. The job postings are from small, mid-sized, and large company career sections, and are updated whenever the company website is updated.
SimplyHired searches thousands of job boards, classifieds, and company sites. Advanced search options include the type of job, type of company, keyword, location, and the date the job was posted. lists thousands of jobs directly from company websites and from state job banks. The site is run by the National Labor Exchange, is provided by both DirectEmployers and The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA).

Niche Job Search Engine Sites
Niche job search engines search for jobs based on specialized criteria like type of position, career field, or industry, as well as jobs posted on sites like Twitter.

More Job Search Engine Sites
More job search engine sites where you can use a variety of options to search for job listings.

Tips for Using a Job Search Engine
Tips and advice on how to best utilize a job search engine to find job listings that match your skills and interests.

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