Let’s face it, if you’re looking for a new job today, you will almost never go directly to an office to physically hand in a resume. Most of your applications will be completed online either directly on an employer website or via a job board. There are virtually hundreds of online job boards available, as well as social media channels, staffing companies and networking groups where you can apply for jobs.
With so many options available online, it’s difficult to know which website to select. Here are 7 of the best job search websites in Canada.
What Are The Most Popular Job Search Websites in Canada?
In the last 2 years, Alba has successfully placed over 500 job seekers ranging from university graduates to working professionals. With a large network of businesses in Vancouver and Toronto, and with decades of human resources and hiring, Alba guarantees job seekers an offer within 90 days. In addition, job seekers will not complete payment until the job offer is received—a huge selling point for job seekers who are strapped for cash and want a job offer guarantee. Alba has over 20 career consultants covering virtually all professional industries including marketing, banking, finance, human resources, sales, creative design, accounting, computer programming, and more. Contact Alba today to learn more about their 90-day job placement guarantee.
Indeed (indeed.com) is one of the most all-inclusive online job posting boards. The website includes part-time jobs, full-time jobs, contract positions, remote jobs, internships, and even volunteer work. Any employer in Canada looking to hire are likely using Indeed.
The biggest selling point of this website is the computer software that consolidates listings from many local and international job boards and staffing agencies onto their platform. According to the company, 9.8 jobs are added to its website every second globally. Indeed has a free resume builder tool that helps you create a resume automatically based on information you input into your profile. We recommend you create a separate resume document on Microsoft word as many employers don’t prefer Indeed’s resume template.
Glassdoor is a website where current and former employees anonymously review the companies they once worked for. As part of the reviewing process, employees share insights into the company’s working conditions and interview process. The website also gives users the option to anonymously submit salaries. In addition to being the largest database of company reviews, Glassdoor also allows candidates to search and apply for a large number of job listings. On the company side, employers can use the website to identify job candidates and market their companies to job seekers.
Monster is a global employment website known for having the largest number of job listings of any website worldwide. The website allows you to upload your resume and get targeted posts delivered via email. As one of the largest job boards in the world, the website appeals to people of all backgrounds including teenagers, temporary job seekers, and high school students. In fact, Monster produces more candidates that do not have any college education than any other employment websites. The site also offers networking boards where job seekers and professionals are alerted about upcoming events, conferences, job fairs, etc.
LinkedIn is a social networking website that focuses on professional networking and career development. It has become a modern-day business card to some extent, where professionals exchange Linkedin information more often than business cards. Many job seekers use LinkedIn to display their resume, search and apply for jobs, and enhance their reputation by interacting with other professionals and posting business-related updates. You can even find jobs through your extended network. On the company side, employers can use the website to post job openings and view candidates’ public profile.
6. Simply Hired
Simply Hired (simplehired.ca) is an employment and online recruitment website based in Sunnyvale, California. The company aggregates thousands of job listings from various websites and job boards, and offers an email alert service for saved jobs and preferences. Candidates can apply unique job filters to find specific companies they like. Some of these filters include: “hire veterans”, “have cultural diversity” and “have eco-friendly practices”. Jobs are advertised on the Simply Hired website and mobile app, and can receive premium placement through a pay-per-click (PPC) advertising model.
7. Google for Jobs
Google for Jobs aggregates job listings from multiple search engines, by using their algorithm to scan through keywords. The application works like the Google search engine itself, whereby candidates “search” for available positions using key phrases like “accounting jobs” or “sales associate positions”. Once you click on a job listing, Google will display multiple buttons for you to choose from. For example, one button might say “Apply on LinkedIn” and another will say “Apply on Neuvoo”. Select the job website you are the most familiar with and you will be directed to the main source of the position.
Final Tips on Job Searching
Other job posting websites include Eluta, AllJobs.ca, Kijiji, TimesJobs.com, BCjobs.ca, Zip Recruiter, and JobPostings.ca. If you’re new to job seeking in Canada, this list might seem overwhelming to you, but over time you will find the one that works best for you.
You can sign up and explore all the above websites until you find the best job search platform for you. Or you can hire a career consultant who understands the job environment in Canada. He or she will be able to advise you where to look, how to prepare your documents, and cut your time job seeking substantially.
Regardless of what you decide to do, remember to never give up and have some fun along the way. Job seeking should not be a painful process, it should be the most exciting time of your life. Good luck!