MN Unemployment – Your Online Guide
Minnesota Unemployment Resources – National and Niche Job Search Engines
The big job national job search websites are some of the best known and most familiar sites on the internet. They are always easy-to-use and navigate, are well-maintained, and kept current, making them some of the best and most valuable MN unemployment resources around. Because of their popularity, they also have thousands and thousands of available job postings.
These sites are almost always free (though many offer and encourage users to register) and have a searchable jobs database to find jobs by job title, geography, salary, keyword(s), and more. Because competition is fierce, they are also always coming up with new tools and services.
Becoming more and more popular are the national niche’ sites. These websites are focused on a specific industry (i.e. technical or sales jobs), or a particular demographic or job type. While these sites will have fewer jobs posted, for the particular job-seeker they are targeting they can be an excellent resource.
In addition to job searches, all of these sites may have other resources (many times free) such as resume samples, resume posting, and employer research. For many people, they’re truly becoming a one-stop website for their online job search.
Here at MN Unemployment, we’ve listed the national and niche job search engine sites together on this page. Listed below are some of the best of these websites available.
Beyond.com is a job search website that’s a “virtual” community of other niche job search websites. Basically, you search Beyond.com and they connect to and search a network of thousands of niche career sites around the country.
CareerJet is a newer brand of search engines that tries to search many of the existing job search engines, employer websites, newspapers etc. for the user. It claims to currently have access to over 24 million posted jobs.
Careerbuilder a well-known and hugely popular national job search website. Tons of jobs and registration is free.
Craigslist is a popular online classifieds and forum website – most of which can be posted for free. It has a distinctive no-frills appearance and has a jobs section categorized by job-type.
Dice is a national website focused on Computer, IT, and technical openings. It has a fully-featured search engine as well as additional job aids (i.e. career advice, discussion board).
EmploymentGuide.com is a national website with many of the common search utilities and resources.
HireDiversity is a minority-focused national job search website. In addition to being able to search job postings it also offers career tools including advice on interviews, resume writing, and diversity-specific career events.
While employers can post jobs directly on Indeed, the website’s main goal is to search other major job boards and employer career sites to provide a ‘one-stop’ job search engine. While they also have a job forums area and some career tools, the focus of the site is on a easy-to-use google-like interface to search for jobs
Job.com is a national job search engine with all the typical search functionality. Registration is free.
JobCentral is a national website created and maintained by the non-profit HR consortium Direct Employers Association. It has a well designed job search utility, as well as Minnesota-specific information.
Jobster has an easy-to-use search interface, and offer other features like job alerts and resume posting. Registration is free.
Just Tech Jobs
JustTechJobs is a national search website that focuses solely on technology positions. The website is a virtual “community” of 120+ technology-based websites combined into one search website. They also offer technology-specific updates and employment advice and articles.
Monster is arguably the most recognized and popular national job search website available. Though there are many imitators, Monster is still often a job-seekers first stop on the web and what many people think of when using the net to find work. They also have many (many) extra features and registration is free.
Simply Hired has a simple ‘google-like’ interface and boasts a goal of having the largest jobs database on the planet.
Snagajob is a national website focused on hourly and part-time employment positions. The search utility is well designed and easy to use to focus on specific employers or geographic area (city, distance from your zip code). Registration is free.
TheLadders.com is a search engine that focuses on managerial and executive openings, all reported to have starting salaries of 100K+. The website currently requires (free) registration to perform searches.
The Vault has many of the common features found on Monster and Careerbuilder, including membership to get notified of matching openings.
Yahoo Careers is the job search section of the popular Yahoo search website. Registration is optional (and free), however, there are many additional features available for the registered user.