Finding a job is a job unto itself. The journey is filled with ups and downs that often feel like the craziest rollercoaster ride. To make matters worse, there are so many online job search sites, it’s difficult to know which give you the best chance of finding your dream job. The good news is that you can concentrate on a few of the best job search sites. How do you know which are the best? Here are 5 of them.


LinkedIn makes the list for a number of reasons. First, LinkedIn’s over 175 million members covering more than 200 million countries makes it easy for recruiters and managers to find talented job candidates. Second, LinkedIn has been around for years and is highly respected. Third, it’s free to become a member. As a job candidate, you can post resumes, career summaries, education levels and work histories. The LinkedIn profile is fully customizable and can include a picture of yourself, your location and career goals. LinkedIn also adds a of social media element by letting you make important networking connections with colleagues and other business professionals. is India’s No. 1 job search site, and lists jobs from a variety of industries and companies, from engineering (like IBM) to travel (like LBF Travel) and Job seekers can create up to five customizable profiles at no cost. Profile options include job seeker profiles, resumes and cover letters. Registered recruiters have access to your resume. A host of privacy options are available, including blocking a specific company from seeing your profile and hiding your resume until you apply for a position. Hiding and blocking companies from seeing your resume is handy if you don’t want your current employer to find out you’re looking for a job elsewhere. is a job search engine. Find current job listings from news sites, company listings and job boards all in one place. Advanced options include keyword, location and salary range searches. Available in 50 countries and 26 languages, Indeed processes over 1.5 billion job queries per month.

Searching for jobs at SimplyHired is similar to searching at SimplyHired pulls job listings from company websites, job boards and news sites and has over 30 million unique visitors per month. Simply Hired adds a great feature that does not: Job listings match your LinkedIn connections to each job, often giving you a networking edge.

You’ve probably uploaded a resume to at some point. Launched in 1996, is one of the oldest job boards around. If it’s been awhile since you’ve looked at Monster, it’s time to look again. Monster includes listings from 50 different countries. The job board sells services to companies and recruiters looking to find talent. Job applicants post resumes and search for available openings at no cost. Monster also offers a large amount of free content for the job applicant, including resume, cover letter and interview tips.

No one says finding a dream job is easy. By concentrating on the most well-established and respected job search sites, however, you may find that your dream job is right around the corner.