We couldn’t find a comprehensive list of job search sites, so we built it ourselves. We scoured the web for every search engine, job board, job matching service, and freelance gig finder to make it easy for you to jump right into your job search.
General job search sites
Indeed - Largest job search site
Indeed is one of the largest and most popular job search sites out there. You can also read reviews on some of the biggest companies around.
ZipRecruiter - Best large site for specific scheduling needs
You can also join ZipRecrutier’s talent network by creating a profile, which will show you which employers are looking for candidates just like you.
ZipRecuiter is one of the best job search sites for filtering job opportunities by very specific needs, like part-time hours, weekend work, night-shift jobs, and early morning jobs.
Read more: How to Find a Job You Love (No, Really)
InHerSight - Best for women
Okay, so maybe we’re tooting our own horn here, but we can’t help it. We’re really good at what we do—and we love it too.
InHerSight is the company ratings platform for women. Users rate their employers on 16 different factors of female friendliness, and we use that data to help you find companies that align with who you are.
Not only can you search for and browse open jobs on InHerSight, we will also match you to a company that shares your values. Gotta have flexible work hours or want an employer who’s committed to equal gender representation in leadership? We will match you to a company that’s highly rated for the factors that matter most to you and is hiring for a job you’re qualified for.
Read more: 7 Cool Things You Can Do on InHerSight
LinkedIn - Best for application ease
LinkedIn is a great job search tool for those who are well connected and hope to use their network to land a great new gig.
LinkedIn also makes it super easy to apply for a lot of jobs by directly submitting your LinkedIn profile to the recruiter or hiring manager—rather than uploading or manually entering your entire resume.
Comparably - Best for comparing employers
Comparably is the best job search site for understanding how the companies you’re interested in, well...compare to each other in terms of employee experience, benefits, salary, and job satisfaction.
You can also use Comparably to see how salaries for your role and industry in your area compare to the national average.
Glassdoor - Best for salary research
Not only can you find employee reviews on employers around the world, you can also get a sense of how much you can expect to make at a given company in a given role.
Snag - Best for finding shift work
Snag is a super innovative job platform that lets you easily find shift work near you. Simply set up a profile, search for open shifts, or get alerted when businesses nearby have openings. When you find a shift you want to pick up, do a quick video interview (on your own time!), get hired for your shift (or shifts), put in the good work, then get paid—all through the Snag platform.
Google Jobs - Best for comprehensive search
Simply type in your job search query into Google (i.e., software engineer jobs in Richmond) and Google will pull in job search results from all over the internet.
Kununu - Best for asking questions
Kununu is an anonymous company review site and job search engine that lets you peruse open jobs based on how employees review their experience.
One unique feature that’s helpful is the ability to pose specific questions about a company and its culture (i.e., Does Intel allow employees to work from home?) and get an answer from a living, breathing employee, no interview required.
The Muse - Best for finding a career coach
Not only can you search for open jobs across the country, you can also get matched to a career coach who specializes in your specific needs, like career changes, interview help, or simply advice on where to go next if you’re feeling lost in your career.
Monster is one of the oldest job search sites around. It’s easy to use and has plenty of advanced search options to help you tailor your results.
Most jobs can be applied to directly through the SimplyHired platform. You can even filter search results by temporary work, contract, and internships.
LinkUp is a general job search site and lets you set job alerts and save jobs you’re interested in.
Find jobs in all industries across the U.S. from companies that are looking for talented female candidates.
Find full-time, part-time, and contract work as well as internships and volunteer opportunities in all kinds of industries near you.
Committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace, PowerToFly helps underrepresented women of color find and land the jobs they’re qualified for. You can also use the platform to find career advice and coaching.
Career Builder is a very large job search site with postings from all industries across the country. Career Builder even has plenty of international jobs for those looking to go abroad.
In addition to open job postings, Career Contessa also offers plenty of career development resources, like webinars, career coaching, and e-learning courses.
Job.com is a totally automated job matching platform powered by blockchain technology.
Government and military job search sites
USAJOBS - Best for Federal Government Jobs
USAJOBS makes it easy to find federal work anywhere in the country. This platform lets you search for openings, save your favorites, apply for jobs, and even make your resume searchable to hiring managers in government jobs.
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) - Best for military veterans
Administered by the U.S. Department of Labor, The Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) helps those leaving the military with career choices and job searches. You can also get one-on-one coaching, training services, and connect with veterans resources in your state through VETS.
G.I. Jobs helps women and men in the military transition to civilian life, and a big part of that is finding a job, getting career coaching, or finding the right education program
While Military.com is not exclusively a job site, you can use its job search function to find veteran-friendly companies and jobs across the country.
Job search sites for entry-level employees and recent grads
After College - Best for recent grads and entry-level work
AfterCollege focuses on entry-level jobs and internships, but you’ll also find plenty of mid-level jobs as well.
This bare-bones site is for recent and soon-to-be grads looking for entry-level work.
College Recruiter is a site for entry-level employees looking for the first (or second) gig. Users can find full-time entry-level work, internships, seasonal work, or part-time work.
Best niche job search sites
Mediabistro - Best for media jobs
AngelList - Best for Startups
Find jobs at super cool startups like VSCO, Clever, and Robinhood. This platform also lets you see the salary and equity offered for the open job.
Idealist - Best for finding jobs at nonprofits and socially driven organizations
Idealist is a job search site specifically for those who want to work at nonprofit organizations and those driven by a social mission. Find jobs at community farms, organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the ACLU, universities, 501(c)(3)s, and more. You can also find internships and volunteer opportunities.
Coroflot - Best for designers
Find jobs for designers of all kinds, like a product designer job for ultra-hip dental care brand quip or a UX/UI designer job at Standard Issue. Coroflot is also great for finding design positions in academia.
Ladders - Best for senior- and executive-level job searchers
Ladders is a job search site for those in the $100K+ salary range. Search for high-paying jobs across industries, like medicine, software, engineering, and finance.
Care.com - Best for caregivers
Find jobs in after-school care, nannying, babysitting, senior caregiving, in-home daycare, housekeeping, tutoring, and more.
Harvey Nash is a tech and IT talent recruitment firm well known in the industry for sniffing out high-quality talent. You can use the company’s job search tool to find open positions in tech.
Find remote work, seasonal jobs, work-from-home jobs, tutoring jobs, and freelancing work more tailored to retired professionals.
Dice is a site exclusively for tech jobs. You can actively search for job openings or you can upload your resume and let the recruiters come to you.
Talent Zoo is exclusively for marketing, advertising, digital, and creative jobs.
Robert Half specializes in job searches for those in the technology and IT space, accounting and finance field, legal, creative and marketing, office and administration, and executive search.
This is a job search platform only for jobs in private security. That’s right—if you’re a P.I., bodyguard, military contractor, or security guard, this is your place.
Health care job search platforms
CareerVitals - Best for medicine and health care
On CareerVitals, you can find jobs in surgery, nursing, dentistry, medical research, medical and hospital administration, pharmaceuticals, and even in administrative and operational jobs like billing, coding, education and training, purchasing, and hospital security.
MedZilla is a job search engine for biotech, pharmaceuticals, medicine, health care, and science. Find jobs from companies like Novo Nordisk, Novartis, Phaidon International, and Syneos Health in the U.S. and abroad.
Search for jobs in medicine and health care or upload your resume so recruiters can find you.
Education/academia job search sites
K12JobSpot - Best for grade-school teachers
K12JobSpot is a job search engine for those looking for jobs in grade schools. Find open positions (full-time, part-time, and seasons) for teachers, coaches, librarians, administrators, food service professionals, office assistance, and even school nurses.
Find jobs in preschool, early childhood education, K12, secondary, and post-secondary education. You can search by full-time, part-time, summer, or after-school/evening work.
Job sites for flexible, remote, and job share positions
FlexJobs - Best for remote jobs
FlexJobs is a great platform for finding remote work at all career levels across pretty much any industry you can think of. You can also find part-time, freelance, and flexible jobs on this site.
Roleshare - Best for job shares
Roleshare is the job search site exclusively for those looking for a job share. Don’t have time for full-time work but don’t want to sacrifice career growth? Job sharing might be your ideal setup.
The Second Shift is a job-matching platform focused on helping high-level women find flexible work that works for their lives.
Job searchers must apply to use the platform—they’re serious about your job experience—but are notified when companies need experienced and specialized talent (i.e., you) on a flexible basis.
Founded by three experienced business women who are also moms, FlexProfessionals helps people find meaningful part-time work.
The Mom Project is a job matching platform specializing in keeping moms employed at all stages of career and of parenthood. Simply create a profile, let them match you to jobs that flex for your schedule, and get to work.
This job search site targeted toward working moms who need flexible, home-based work—both full-time and freelance. You can also create a profile and post your resume for recruiters and hiring managers to find.
Job search sites for freelance work and side gigs
Fiverr - Best for freelancers and side gigs
Super-easy-to-use Fiverr lets you find freelance work in pretty much any area of expertise, from writing, design, and programming to sound effects, translation, genealogy, and even relationship advice.
Companies like Microsoft, Airbnb, and GE use Upwork to find freelancers experienced in design, admin, customer service, writing, accounting, and more.
Whether you’re a landscaper, a DJ, dog walker, carpet cleaner, or caterer, there are freelance gigs to be had on Thumbtack.
Other places to look for jobs
Job search sites are a great place to start your career search, but there are plenty of other places to look for a new job.
Alumni associations, university job boards, and university job search engines
Most community colleges, universities, and trade schools have a career center with a staff there to help you find a job—many of them will even help alumni in their job search well after graduation.
Lots of school career services websites have job search functions or job boards as well.
Don’t forget to tap your network too. It’s estimated that as much as 80 percent of jobs are filled through networking and not the typical job application process. So reach out to your contacts on LinkedIn or attend a networking event and talk about what you’re looking for.
Or...propose a job yourself
If you’re interested in working for a company that doesn’t have the right job opening for you, consider writing a letter of interest. If you’ve never done this before, check out our guide: How to Write a Letter of Interest That Gets You Noticed.