As we all know, more and more of the recruiting world is working the Internet. Of course, most of us know what the top site for recruiting is without much guessing-Monster.com. With more than 800,000 jobs, 130,000 employers, millions of resumes, and associated sites in more than 20 countries around the world, they're the top "general job site" in the world. But they aren't the only useful employment site.
Per Topjobsites.com, the other top general job sites in terms of traffic and popularity include CareerBuilder.com (approximately 300,000 jobs from 25,000 employers), HotJobs.com, a subsidiary of Yahoo!, FlipDog.com, which searches jobs and links found on employer sites, and America's Job Bank Jobsearch.org, a local online job service.
But many of these sites don't always cater to employment seekers with specific needs such as new graduates looking for work, high level executives, human resource professionals, health professionals, and even diversity-oriented individuals. The good news is there are sites out there for those specific needs also. Below is a synopsis of some of the top specific needs-oriented sites.
College Graduate Sites:
CollegeGrad.com: one of the original "Big Three" in the college jobs space. They offer free resources for job seekers, including one of the most valuable lists in the field-the Top 500 Entry Level Employers.
NACElink.com: (a combination of the National Association of Colleges and Employers and DirectEmployers.com) serves as a job posting engine for participating colleges and universities.
Experience.com: see the jobs listed for your school (unless an employer posts nationally)
Executive Job Sites:
- 6FigureJobs.com: the leader in executive-level recruitment. As a candidate, you need to be approved to post your resume. The approval process is designed to make sure that only executive candidates in the six figures (more than $100,000) post their resumes to the site.
- CareerJournal.com: the career site of the Wall Street Journal.
- ExecuNet.com: exclusively for executives and senior-level managers with salaries above $100,000.
- ChiefMonster.com: the executive-level component of Monster.com.
Niche Job Sites:
Dice.com: the number one computer/IT niche careers site and largest niche site overall. A primary focus on computer/IT, but consciously branching out into other technology fields such as security, biotech, aerospace, and engineering. They also align their jobs geographically on some of the largest metro areas in the U.S.
Jobsinthemoney.com: the number one financial service careers niche site for finance accounting and banking professionals. Job postings include finance, accounting, banking, investment, insurance, and related fields.
ComputerJobs.com: the number two computer/IT careers niche site. Originally founded in 1995 on targeted geographies, they're now covering the U.S. more broadly.
Other niche job sites of interest include: LeisureJobs.com, AllRetailJobs.com, CareerBank.com, BrokerHunter.com, Legalstaff.com, TVJobs.com, SalesHeads.com, TaxTalent.com and telecomcareers.net.
Diversity Job Sites:
LatPro.com: founded in 1997, the leading employment source for Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking professionals throughout the Americas.
HireDiversity.com: links multicultural and bilingual professionals with industry sectors both nationally and internationally. Clients primarily consist of Fortune 1000 companies and government agencies. The site is owned by Hispanic Business Inc.
- IMDiversity.com: organized into different "villages" for each diversity group it serves-African-American, Asian-American, Hispanic-American, Native American, Women, and Minorities' Global Village. IBI