When you feel the need to break free and get another job, where do you go? Today, there are a lot of choices. You can get a job through traditional routes like a friend or former colleague or an advert, or you can choose less traditional methods like LinkedIn and Facebook. No matter how you approach your job seeking, make sure you post your CV to recruitment sites. Not only will that allow you to apply for jobs, but it also makes recruitment consultants aware that you're on the job market again.
If you were looking for love, you'd put yourself onto lots of dating sites to give yourself the best chance of finding the one. Finding the right job for you is similar because you have to post your CV onto several sites and link up with various recruitment agencies to get sight of the best opportunities. If you're pushed for time, start with Indeed. Their site allows you to search for jobs posted on thousands of other websites. Each month, 38.4 million visitors use the site which makes it the biggest recruitment site on the web.
When you decide that you want to "love Mondays" again, check out Reed. Over the course of a year, the site displays adverts for more than 25,000 jobs across the public and private sector. Every month, seven million people use the site to make an average of 160,000 job applications every day. Their site lists work for 42 different job types meaning everyone has a chance of finding work through reed.co.uk.
Total Jobs hosts six million visitors per month. Each month, two million of them apply for work through the site. Total Jobs is a big player in the market, but finding work isn't the only reason to check out totaljobs.com. There's a wealth of information on the site covering topics like writing CVs and preparing for interviews. Their post on how to write a LinkedIn profile will come in handy if you're not already on the social networking website.
With 1.6 million visitors per month, Fish4Jobs is another site to post your CV to. This is the official website for a collection of national and regional newspapers owned by Reach PLC, including The Daily Mirror, Birmingham Mail, Liverpool Echo and Manchester Evening News. Check out the careers advice section and set up job alerts to get the most out of the site.
Monster is last on this list, but you need to make this one of the first sites you visit when you're looking for work. Each month, 5 million visitors use their UK site to search for their perfect job. As with other sites, you'll find advice on how to create a great CV and covering letter, how to prepare for an interview and other tips to help you launch yourself into the next opportunity.
To Consider Before Your Purchase
Don't limit yourself to recruitment sites. Also, check LinkedIn for work and check out the sites for firms you'd like to join and apply to them directly.
- Applying directly to an individual at the company you'd like to work for is always better than clicking a link through a recruitment site, so apply directly where you can.
- Update your LinkedIn page, schedule interviews outside of working hours, and don't include co-workers or management as references if you're looking for work while you're already employed.
What Do They Say on Other Sites
“Very helpful. Overall performance excellent.” (Stephen Hartley reviewing Reed.co.uk on Trustpilot)
“Good site to use for job hunting, clear colourful and helpful.” (Maxine reviewing Fish4Jobs on Trustpilot)
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