11 Best Job Search Engines

Job search sites are the easiest way to find job postings

Job search engines are specialized search engines that help you hunt for a job. There are several different types of job search engines, so while one might focus on only full-time or part-time jobs, another might list online jobs, too, or jobs just for people with disabilities.

A job hunting site typically has several advanced search options so that you can filter the job listings by things like pay, distance from where you live, experience level, and other criteria.

Below are the best job search engines on the web no matter what type of job you're looking for. You'll probably recognize some of these job sites because they've been online for a really long time, but hopefully there are a few that are new to you that can help in your search for a job.

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Monster.com job search site
What We Like
  • Sign up for job alerts.

  • Look for all jobs in any location.

  • Good visibility with recruiters.

  • Lets you post your resume online.

What We Don't Like
  • Many spammy posts from shady recruiters.

  • Generally weak curation of the site and its content.

Monster.com is one of the oldest job search engines on the web. While some of its usefulness has been diminished over the years due to a lack of good filtering and too many posts by spammy recruiters, it's still an important site on which to conduct a job search.

You can narrow down your Monster job search by location, keywords, and employer. There are also plenty of job search extras like networking boards, job search alerts, and online resume posting.

Employers can also use Monster.com to find employees for a nominal fee, a useful tool for those looking to expand their hiring repertoire, find a new full-time or contract employee, or gather a pool of potential applicants for an upcoming position. 

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Indeed.com job search site
What We Like
  • Bonus features if you need to build a resume from scratch.

  • Good exposure to recruiters across the country.

  • Depth in some niche industries brings value to some users.

What We Don't Like
  • Fairly conservative design and functionality.

  • Email alerts can be overwhelming unless carefully curated.

Indeed.com is a solid job search engine with the ability to compile a resume and submit it onsite for employer searches of keywords, jobs, niches, and more. Some other notable features include the option to filter jobs by salary estimate and the ability to perform highly advanced searches.

This job site uncovers a wide variety of jobs and fields that you wouldn't normally find on most similar search engines, and they do a good job of making their search features as easy to use as possible. For example, you can search for internships and temporary jobs if that's what you're after, or contract, full-time, etc. Use the Indeed advanced search page for even more options.

Indeed makes it as simple as possible to keep track of jobs you've applied for; all you need to do is create an account (it's free), and every job you've applied for through Indeed.com or that you've just expressed interest in, will be saved to your profile. 

To stay current on the work opportunities you're interested in, you can subscribe to job alerts via email (daily or weekly alerts) and even set them up for certain keywords and a specific location.

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USAJobs search engine
What We Like
  • Focus on jobs with the federal government.

  • Excellent transparency about specific job requirements.

  • Several useful filters, including one for salary.

What We Don't Like
  • Doesn't help translate the sometimes confusing language and hierarchies of the federal system.

  • No real sense of whether an application will go anywhere; it's just a search site.

Think of USAjobs as your gateway into the huge world of US government jobs. Every posting is extremely detailed so that you know exactly what the job would entail, the requirements it demands, benefits, and more.

You can narrow your job search by keyword, hiring path (armed forces, federal employee, senior executives, etc.), pay, location, work schedule, security clearance, and travel percentage.

Just like many other job search engines, you can create a user account (free) to make the application process for government jobs extremely streamlined and easy. 

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CareerBuilder job search engine
What We Like
  • Large community with decent international exposure.

  • Extra resources to help job seekers learn and find career ideas.

  • Supports resume uploads.

What We Don't Like
  • The "build a career" model isn't well-optimized for people who just want to find a job without the extra bells and whistles.

  • Not always a top site for high-powered recruiters.

CareerBuilder offers job searchers the ability to find a job, post a resume, create job alerts, get job advice and job resources, look up job fairs, and much more. Millions of unique visitors use CareerBuilder to find new jobs and obtain career advice.

This is a truly massive job search engine that offers a lot of good resources for anyone looking for a job; we especially appreciate the list of job search communities.

After running your initial search for a job, you can filter the results by job type, date posted, pay, and whether or not "Easy Apply" is supported, which is a way for you to apply for the job in just a few seconds.

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Dice job search site
What We Like
  • Emphasis on technology.

  • Easy-to-use website.

  • Helps you find work-from-home jobs.

What We Don't Like
  • Some areas are dominated by a handful of temp-staffing agencies.

  • Applications only; not a full-fledged jobs portal.

Dice.com is a job search engine dedicated to only finding technology jobs, and it has tens of thousands of listings. It offers a targeted niche space for finding exactly the technology position you might be looking for.

One of the most appealing features that Dice offers is the ability to drill down to extremely specialized tech positions, giving you the opportunity to find the niche tech jobs that are sometimes elusive on other job search engines. 

Something else unique about using Dice.com to find a job online is that it supports a work-from-home filter to easily find only online jobs.

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SimplyHired job search engine
What We Like
  • Innovative rate-the-job algorithm to surface opportunities you'll love.

  • Good localization.

What We Don't Like
  • Not a premiere destination site for top-tier recruiters.

  • Training algorithm can suppress some potentially interesting opportunities.

SimplyHired also offers a very unique job search experience: you train the job site by rating jobs you're interested in. SimplyHired also lets you research salaries, add jobs to a job map, build your own resume, and view pretty detailed profiles of various companies.

If you're looking for a good job search engine that focuses on local job listings, SimplyHired can be a good choice. You can browse by town, zip code, or state to find the job that might be right for you.

One unique option you'll find on this job site is for filtering the list of jobs to find only commission jobs. Of course, there are also typical job type filters here, too, like to find part-time jobs, contract work, full-time jobs, etc.

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LinkedIn job search engine
What We Like
  • Strong ties to professional network.

  • One-click applications.

  • Some listings show how many other applicants there currently are.

  • Huge number of filtering options.

What We Don't Like
  • Opening your profile to recruiters might expose your profile to recruiters at your current job.

LinkedIn.com combines the best of two worlds: the ability to scour the internet for jobs with its job search engine, and the opportunity to network with like-minded friends and individuals to deepen your job search.

LinkedIn's job postings are of the highest quality, and if you're connected to someone who already knows about that particular job, you've got a way in before you even hand in your resume. Just be sure to build an excellent LinkedIn profile.

When you try finding a job at LinkedIn, you're given the option to use a wide range of filters. These include date posted, Easy Apply, job type, location, company, industry, job function, listings with under 10 applicants, commute (such as remote work), title, benefits, and experience level.

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Glassdoor job search site
What We Like
  • Read company reviews and ratings.

  • Locate jobs around the world.

  • Helpful filtering options.

  • Detailed job/company alerts.

What We Don't Like
  • Lots of extras, which could be overwhelming.

A distinctive feature of the Glassdoor job search site is its goal to increase workplace transparency. Beyond the millions of job listings are company reviews, CEO approval ratings, interview reviews and questions, and other insights into the companies offering the jobs you find here.

Glassdoor is an international job search engine, so you can find jobs in the United States but also Canada, Mexico, Brazil, France, Australia, and other locations.

Two special filtering options worth noting is entry level and apprentice/trainee; most job search engines don't offer those. You can also filter the list of jobs by company rating, industry, job functions, company size, and others. Typical filtering options are available, too, such as post date, salary, and distance.

If you're interested in remote work, Glassdoor is good for finding online jobs, too. Just select WFH or Remote from the filtering section.

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Snag job search engine
What We Like
  • Clear and simple website design.

  • Unique filtering options.

What We Don't Like
  • Missing features found in some job sites.

  • Requires a user account to apply to jobs.

Snag is one of the best places to find jobs for teens. This search engine for jobs has a Teen filter so that you can be sure that all of the results accept younger people.

You don't even have to enter a search term on this site; just choose the teen filter and any other ones you want, such as the distance or industry, and then sift through all the jobs for teens.

Of course, Snag finds jobs for other ages, too. There's an urgently hiring filter, one for 1-click applications, and others for seasonal, part-time, or full-time work. All the jobs in the list can also be sorted by the ones that were most recently added, to increase your odds at being a first applicant and landing the job.

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Craigslist job search engine
What We Like
  • Great for finding local odd jobs.

What We Don't Like
  • No vetting of submissions.

  • Dull website design.

There are all sorts of interesting jobs on Craigslist. Just find your city and then look in the Jobs section for a listing of local jobs.

There are lots of categories of jobs here, including education, marketing, government, transport, media, admin, office, technical support, and more.

You can also set up various RSS feeds that pertain to whatever job you might be looking for, in whatever location.

Jobs on Craigslist could be scams, so be cautious and use common sense when replying to job listings.

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abilityJOBS work finder site
What We Like
  • Specialized for people with disabilities.

  • Employers can find you if you post your resume.

  • Supports job alerts.

What We Don't Like
  • Must make a user account before viewing jobs.

abilityJOBS is a job site for people with disabilities. In fact, it claims to be the only job search engine where 100 percent of the listings are from employers actively seeking only people with disabilities.

Like most of these top job sites, abilityJOBS can sort the list of jobs by position, company, location, and date posted. You can also filter the job list by function, industry, job type, state, and miles (up to 100) from any zip code.

This is another job search engine with unique job type filters. You can pick temporary-to-hire or volunteer to find jobs marked as such, in addition to the regular filters for full/part-time work, contract jobs, etc.

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