Launched in 1995. Distributes 75 free weekly employment magazines
on city streets and in grocery stores. Advertises hourly and
skilled jobs, from entry-level to mid-management employment
opportunities, organized by state.
Since 1998, GovernmentJobs.com has helped job seekers find
employment in the public sector. "In times of uncertainty,
government jobs are considered more solid opportunities, and
more stable than those in the private sector," says Lorne
Epstein, recruiting expert and author of You're Hired! Interview
Skills to Get the Job.
Offers software and services to help companies and employees
benchmark their salaries. Type in your job title and zip code,
and the site's Salary Wizard spits out a range of what others
in your industry who live nearby are pulling down.
Aggregates job listings from thousands of sites catering to
specific cities, industries and companies, such as ChicagoCareerSite.com,
ConstructionJobForce, EducationJobSite. Membership is free.
This career-development catchall site does not post job openings,
but it does offer loads of job-search tips, interview advice
and career-planning resources.
Easy-to-remember aggregator assembles job postings by industry
and state (not particularly helpful for, say, a Manhattan
resident looking for a job in Buffalo). Also offers résumé
writing tips and a free career test.
Official site of the U.S. federal government, allows users
to create an account and store up to five different résumés;
search for jobs; and read about the latest employment trends.
Focuses on the hourly job market. Third fastest grower among
development Web sites, according to Nielsen.
This global aggregator (tagline: "one search. all jobs.")
is easy to use, cleanly designed and knows how to get the
word out, making it the second-fastest- growing job-related
site, according to Nielsen.
"Simply Hired came out of nowhere" at No. 4, says
Chuck Schilling, research director at Nielsen. Its more than
doubling of traffic makes Simply Hired the fastest grower
in the category. In addition to compiling postings listed
on specific company Web sites, the site also offers automatic
news feeds, social networking tools and salary information.
Launched in 1987 and aimed at employers looking to attract
and retain talent. With the help of organizational psychologists,
consultants and statisticians, Kenexa places 52,000 employees
The catchall, if a bit impersonal, site remains popular because
it makes people feel good to see that millions of opportunities
exist, even if they aren't targeted toward them, says Nielsen's
Schilling. The technology could improve, he adds.
An aggressive marketing campaign that coincided with the economic
downturn helped this comprehensive career-development staple
hang on to its substantial lead among job seekers.