While the latest unemployment figures were a ray of good news, with the overall world economic climate still low, there are many people who have lost their jobs and struggling to find work.
Looking for a job can be a time-consuming and frustrating task, whether you are unemployed or just starting out or looking for a career change it is very important that you have all the best recourses at your disposal to find that job. Doesn’t matter if unemployment rates are up or down, the fact is that there are always jobs out there, but what are the best places to find these jobs?
Here I would like to offer you a list of the top 10 UK job and career websites that are well established, effective and list a wide variety of jobs across almost all industry sectors.
Monster – Probably the most innovative and modern UK job site that provides many sophisticated media solutions and other career and recruitment products and services. Addition to simple job postings, Monster also offers Power CV Search, Local Recruitment Service, Job Posting for Small Businesses, Candidate Spotlighting, Sponsorships and Events and many other new and interesting recruitment solutions. It is certainly one of the leading providers of careers and job resources online with a great career advice and job interview information section.
Reed – Established in 1995, Reed provides a full and professional online service for anyone looking for a new a career or job. Job seekers can receive job alerts, apply for job vacancies and manage their CV’s and applications online. In addition, Reed also offers a good range of career news, info and advice, all designed to support the best job seeking experience. Based in London, Covent Garden, Reed features job vacancies from well over 8,000 recruiters and is visited by 3.6 million jobseekers every month.
Totaljobs – Has well over 3.5 million jobseekers coming to their site every month searching for over 90,000 job listings. It can be safely placed among UK’s leading jobs boards supported by a strong reputation among job candidates and also recruiters. Unlike many other job sites, Totaljobs has many offices throughout the United Kingdom, covering all regions to recruit people across every industry sector in the UK.
JobServe – Established in 1993, with headquarters in Essex, JobServe was one of the first online job and recruitment services and it has steadily grown ever since. JobServe has listings for more than 200,000 jobs in most of the industry sectors and they process well over 1 million job applications each and every month. JobServe has strong and positive customer and candidate feedback and it will defiantly be one of the leading sites within the entire job board network.
Fish4jobs – Has the best regional coverage which makes it one of the best-known job sites in the United Kingdom. It has close to 2 million registered candidates and has job listings in all sectors across the whole UK. Fish4jobs is also very modern and user-friendly site and with over 2 million unique monthly users and around hundred thousand new jobs listed every month, Fish4jobs is the must-visit job board for all the job seekers.
Jobsite – Winner of many recruitment awards, Jobsite.co.uk is leading UK online job board with thousands of clients, recruiters and job hunters visiting their website every day. Using intelligent job search technology that matches job seekers and recruiters together easily and quickly, job site is one of the first destinations for many job seekers in the UK.
CV-Library – Established in 2000, with headquarters in Fleet, Hampshire, CV-Library displays over 50,000 live job vacancies from across the UK and is covering more than 70 different industry sectors, making it a job website of choice for many of the UK’s job seekers and recruiters alike. CV-Library has a modern look and it has many useful features and services that help people find suitable jobs fast and easy.
CareerBuilder – Was founded in 1995 and is well known and established job board visited by 24 million unique users each month. It has probably the biggest job section in the UK and added to jobs, CareerBuilder also provides career advice and has many other useful career-related products and services on offer.
BritishJobs – Unlike any other job site on this list, British Jobs consists of more than 750 local job websites which attract over 400,000 unique monthly visitors all over the UK. The network of sites attracts localised jobs for each county and town so that British Jobs can target and find local candidates for the local job position. It was founded in 2001 and acquired by CV-Library in 2010 and now benefits from their extensive network as well.
CareersAndJobsUK – As expected from one of the UK’s leading online job sites CareersAndJobsUK displays thousands of newly listed UK Job Vacancies. Although launched only in 2007, careers and jobs UK has rapidly grown the audience of UK job seekers. Careers and jobs the UK provides user-friendly and effective recruitment marketplace along with many recruitment tools as well as monitoring services for job seekers and also recruiters.
Hopefully, these 10 job sites above will give you additional options and help you to have more focused and effective job search.
If you have been using one of these sites already, please leave a comment below about your results and experience with the particular job site or if there is a job site that is not mentioned here but you think it should have been then please also post your comment below.
To find more UK job sites and also specific industry job boards, visit our career forum where you can find a list of over 50 sites and growing. The thread can be found here: List Of More Then 50 UK Best Job Boards