July 20, 2017

The Top 10 Job Search Engines

Job Search Engine RobotEvery single day there are thousands of new jobs posted on many job sites and job boards all over UK. Browsing through all of these sites and job boards can take time and you are most likely to miss some jobs somewhere. One way to make the task easier is to use job search engines.

How Job Search Engines Work

Job search engines are specifically designed to search, map, organize and categorize huge selection of job offerings on the web by running a special algorithm. In contrast to general search engines like Google or Bing, job search engines only focus on job vacancies and job listings. These job offerings themselves are not hosted by the job search engine but it collect results from multiple independent job sites and job boards as well as classifieds sites, recruitment agency and other relevant sources.

When a jobseeker enters a query into a job search engine, the engine searches through all the indexed jobs in its database and provides a listing of best-matching job vacancies or industry specific posting according to its criteria.

Infographics - How Job Search Engines Work

The main benefit of using job search engine is to give jobseekers a targeted single resource so they can save time without needing to brows through each and every job boards one by one. Job search engines make it easy for jobseekers to drill down the desired jobs by using keywords or locations or even business or company name.

Job boards and other job sites do also benefit as job search engines give extra visibility and exposure for their job listings and driving targeted traffic directly to the job posted on their website.

As said, job search engine can be very helpful and useful tool, however, the usefulness of a job search engine rely upon the relevance of the job listings it gives back to the jobseeker. Below I have put together a list of most useful and accurate UK job search engines that can really speed up and improve ones job search online.

The Top 10 Job Search Engines To Find Jobs

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Indeed – Privately held company, established in 2004, Indeed is providing free service for job seekers searching through millions of jobs in every field, directly from companies websites and also job boards. This is definitely one of the biggest job search aggregators in the UK and not only in the UK as Indeed is well established worldwide with more than 60 million unique visitors and growing. It is represented in around 50 different countries and in 26 languages.

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Careerjet – Using smart agents running on a large bunch of networked computers, scanning over 58 000 jobsites daily, this is a job search engine  designed to help finding a new job online fast. It maps large selection of available job on the web that originate from recruitment agency and job boards and also recruitment sites. This site is very modern and fast with user friendly interface and it redirected users to the original job listing. Careerjet i not only limited to UK but has a network of 90 countries with separate interfaces which are translated into 28 different languages.

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SimplyHired – Was started in the USA in 2005, is now also well established in the UK and is one of largest job search engine in the world. SimplyHired pulls job postings from the top newspapers and job boards and also from content sites, organization and associations career websites, accessing nearly all jobs online, making it a very powerful job search tool. It has build in social media integration and it also lets users to narrow down their search by location, occupation, experience and also education.

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JobHits – Popular UK job search engine with 30,000+ new jobs crawled daily and equipped with state of the art technology in the field, JobHits search engine is one of the best tools for the job seekers in the UK. Finding  jobs virtually from all the employment sites and jobs boards and integrating all job sources in one place, there is no need to go anywhere else to find that right job.

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WorkHound – Also one of the UK’s largest job search engines, displaying thousands of jobs from many large UK job sites and directly from employers and agencies. It does provides really a one stop shop for anybody looking for employment in any field or any sector. Like most top aggregators above, WorkHound will let you also drill down to exactly what you are looking for by refining by location or a job title or different sector, job type or even company name. This site does make job hunting really easy.

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Jobrapido – Founded in 2006 with headquarters in Italy, Jobrapido is also one of the leading job search engines in Europe and widely used in UK and also other parts of the world. It makes millions of jobs accessible for jobseekers gathering listings from more than fifty thousand different sources across the web, sources like recruitment agencies, job boards, classifieds sites, direct employer sites, etc.

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1Job – Launched in 2004, will help you to search and find over 300,000 fresh jobs every day making it one of the leading job search aggregators in UK. Powered by unique technology and also using fast keyword processing algorithms it enables job seekers to find the jobs fast and efficiently. Hundreds of thousands of jobs from job boards, and many other sources can be found and search with 1Job.co.uk. 1Job.co.uk is not only used in UK but also available Ireland.

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Workcircle – Founded by recruitment experts and using latest technology, it is site designed to make finding jobs fast and easy. Like other job search engines work circle searches jobs from agencies and employers and job boards, all over the United Kingdom. It searches through over 200000 UK jobs and lets you sign up to email alerts when we relevant job is found. This site is defiantly growing favourite among UK jobseekers.

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ClickAJob – This site definitely belongs to the list of top ten job search engines as it serves thousands of users across the entire UK job market, finding and displaying the best jobs in found across the web. And yes, it is one of the largest job search aggregators in the UK. By using innovative and powerful technology along with user friendly interface makes it one of the Britain’s favourite job search sites.

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JobisJob – Last but not least in our job search engine top 10 list, JobisJob is a fast growing and popular search engine for job offers from tens of major job boards, saving people lot of time having to brows each of those job board one by one. Like many other sites above it also uses keyword technology that would able searchers drill down jobs by exact locations or keywords or even by business or company name so you can find jobs that specifically fit your criteria. This site is popular and well recommended by many jobseekers.

Have you used any of these job search engine above to find a job? What do you think is the best job search engine for searching and finding jobs online or do you prefer some other methods for finding that perfect job? Please comment below.

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  1. I certainly can see the advantages of using job search engines and if you do a Google search on any particular job then the listing on the job search engine is likely to appear first than the original listing itself. But I myself use 2 job boards that I have been member for years and I have already developed a relationship with them, I get free professional assistance with my CV and also job search tips and advice too, I am part of the community there so it has a social element to it that I like. But hopefully I don’t have to search jobs that often. 🙂

  2. Onen Paterson says:

    I use lot of these sites because job search engines really do know how to organize job details like: experience, location, education and so on. Through categorization and thorough sorting I can look through tall the jobs much faster and easier using my own personal criteria. And some of them not only offer search function but they also offer tips and tutorials on your CV and other employment topics like regular job boards do.

  3. Kim Sandra says:

    Yes, job search engines are useful tool, kinda like regular search engines Google and Bing, I certainly can not live without them really. Job search engines are of course lot newer occurrence to our internet landscape and there are so many popping out all over the web. As there can not be really no more than 3-4 main job search engines, it would be interesting to see which one of them will be taking the leading positions like Google and Bing are leading in regular web search.

  4. I find that a lot of the sites have the exact same job postings and suggest people contact the companies on their own. It is like they visit each other’s site and copy the information. There is also a lot of spam and con artists on these sites – so be very careful about providing too much information before you are sure it is a valid job posting. Sad that these sites are not taking measures to protect the job hunters that visit their sites looking for a job and not to be ripped off.

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