Friday, October 23, 2009

Top Job Sites Pros & Cons (3)

Aggregator job site
CareerBuilder.com
• Pulls job listings from newspapers, not other job sites
• May turn up unique listings

• Not as wide a selection of jobs as major job sites

Analysis

CareerBuilder.com is analyzed by TopJobSites.com and Workforce Management magazine, which judge job sites by traffic and popularity. This job site is also reviewed by Star Reviews, JobHuntersBible.com, AskMen.com, and by About.com's guide to job searching.

CareerBuilder.com pulls job listings not from other job sites like HotJobs.com or Monster.com, but from the pages of major newspapers -- so a search on this site might turn up something unique, especially if you're looking for work in a major metropolitan area served by one of these newspaper chains. Job search experts say it pays to visit as many sites as you can, so CareerBuilder is worth a visit, but any search here should be supplemented by looking at a major job site like HotJobs.com or Monster.com. However, CareerBuilder's future may be uncertain as one of its major owners has filed for bankruptcy.

Features

Resume Posting? Y
Career Advice? Y
Types of Jobs? All

Best online classifieds
Craigslist.com
• Large variety of freelance and part-time opportunities
• Little to no duplication on other job sites  
                                                 
• Many unreliable or dubious job posts


Analysis

JobHunt.com and About.com both review the pluses and minuses of Craigslist, concluding that it's an effective online job search option when used carefully.

Craigslist.org's job board is like a local newspaper's classified ad section, with listings broken down by state and metropolitan area. Employers can post for free or for a nominal charge, so a broad variety of full-time, part-time and freelance positions are listed. The large job search engines like Yahoo! HotJobs and Monster.com are usually blocked from gathering ads from Craigslist, so opportunities posted here won't show up elsewhere. On the downside, reviewers say, the low bar to employer job postings can result in a profusion of shady or unreliable job opportunities, so extra caution is required when responding to ads.

Features

Resume Posting? Y
Career Advice? Y
Types of Jobs? All

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"Job Sites: Reviews"
Source: http://www.consumersearch.com/job-sites

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