The Most Popular Job Sites

There are so many job sites, and using the most popular is not necessarily going to be best for you. I recommend sites like http://www.indeed.co.ukwhich aggregate jobs from different sites.

According to research from Experian Hitwise, published in Recruiter (www.recruiter.co.uk) here are the most popular sites

  1. LinkedIn                              www.linkedin.com                          20.03%
  2. Indeed UK                          www.indeed.co.uk                         12.22%
  3. Reed                                    http://www.reed.co.uk                           4.66%
  4. Total Jobs                           www.totaljobs.com                           4.10%
  5. JobRapido UK                    uk.jobrapido.com                              2.92%
  6. NHS Jobs                            www.jobs.nhs.uk                             2.88%
  7. CV Library                           www.cv-library.co.uk                       2.53%
  8. Jobsite UK                          www.jobsite.co.uk                            2.21%
  9. Guardian Jobs                    jobs.theguardian.com                      2.07%
  10. Monster UK                       www.monster.co.uk                          1.65%
  11. TES Connect                      www.tes.co.uk                                 1.51%
  12. Direct Gov                          jobsearch.direct.gov.uk                    1.37%
  13. Job is job UK                      www.jobisjob.co.uk                         1.24%
  14. Telegraph jobs                  www.jobs.telegraph.co.uk                0.97%
  15. Simply Hired                       www.simplyhired.co.uk                   0.83%
  16. Fish 4 jobs                          www.fish4.co.uk                             0.80%
  17. Jobs Today                         www.jobstoday.co.uk                     0.68%
  18. Branch Out                         www.branchout.com                      0.63%
  19. Jobs AC UK                         www.jobs.ac.uk                             0.61%
  20. Trovit UK Jobs                   jobs.trovit.co.uk                               0.61%

I knew LinkedIn was popular but didn’t realise that 1 in 5 of every search for jobs was to LinkedIn, although this may
include people using the site for networking and not just searching for jobs.

The number of popular visiting the government job site is low, and it could be that this is below the radar of many. I’m not a job searcher, so it is hard to look for jobs when I’m just doing this for research but I think this list can be helpful for you as a job searcher.

Suggested approach

  • Be clear on the job(s) you are looking for – write it down so you are clear
  • Take a look at each of these sites and see if they advertise these jobs
  • How does each site rate against the sites you usually use? Is this a better site? If so you may want to sign up and start to visit regularly.

Don’t forget though that these are the biggest sites, and you may find a niche site is much more effective for you.

 

All the very best with your job search

 

Brought to you by Denise Taylor, award winning career coach with Amazing People.

Published On: October 11th, 2013 / Categories: Job Search / Tags: , , , , /

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