Whether you are a newbie to the tech field, or an experienced professional, looking for a new job can be exhausting. There are so many online job boards, plus thousands of websites, which makes deciding where to start a ‘job search’ really hard.
To help you begin, we have put together a list of the top 10 best ‘job search’ websites out there, so you can start your testing career as quickly as possible.
Strictly speaking, LinkedIn is not a ‘job search’ website, but you can actually find thousands of jobs being advertised on here.
So, LinkedIn is a networking site for professionals, “Why have you put it first on your list?”, I hear you ask. Because before you even begin actively applying for vacancies you need to prepare yourself for the job market.
One of the simplest and cheapest ways of doing this is by creating, and regularly updating, your LinkedIn profile. Your profile is where you’ll sell yourself. So, this exercise will help you to structure your work experience, highlight your strong skills, and to point out important information about yourself, in a clear and concise manner.
Most recruiters in the US today always check potential candidates' LinkedIn profiles. Why? To see if the profile matches what they’ve put on a resume, to see what others have said, and to see if the profile stands out!
With about ten new jobs posted every second, Indeed is the world's largest ‘job search’ website. Here you can find a job in any field, for any level of experience, and in any US city.
You can even filter vacancies by job title, salary, location, and/or date posted - so you know exactly what jobs there are in your area at any given time.
There is also a very useful salary comparison tool too, so you can compare salaries to see what area is best.
While you can use Indeed without registering, we recommend creating an account. This will allow you to receive messages from recruiters, upload your resume to speed up the application process, and to get email notifications about new job postings.
Here you can look for open jobs, but you can quickly evaluate a company before applying for a job with them too.
Glassdoor provides you with detailed information about company cultures, salaries, benefits, and so on.
Plus, you can also read anonymous reviews from current and former employees of the company, so you get a better picture of the company before you send an application in.
Another well-known job board is Monster, they have thousands of open positions for any kind of work, location, and salary range.
The interface is very user-friendly and they also have a great mobile app.
Plus, this website has another useful feature, it allows you to hide your resume from your current employer.
If you are looking for a remote or hybrid job, FlexJobs is an obvious choice. Since its foundation in 2007, this resource has specialized exclusively in flexible roles.
On their website, you can find open positions from over 6,000 organizations, including well-known companies like SAP, Xerox, SalesForce, and Apple. QA professionals can choose from among close to 7,000 vacancies.
You can also look directly for a job via a Google search.
All you need to do is write a job title in the search bar, hit search, and Google will scrape together the best results, including websites, for you to see.
This will not only save you time, but you will also find vacancies from sources you don't even know about.
Now that we have mentioned the most popular places where you will find job adverts, let's focus on sites that are extremely useful for when you need to find a tech-related position.
Dice is one of the most popular job boards focusing exclusively on vacancies in the tech field.
Many recruiters, including those from Amazon, eBay, and Apple, start looking for candidates here.
Plus, you can find a lot of useful articles full of career tips and industry insights on this website.
If you are looking for a job in programming, testing, data analysis, or another tech-related field, TechCareers is a great go-to website.
More than 20,000 new open positions are posted here every week.
You will no doubt find some interesting vacancies on this platform.
Hired is another ‘job search’ marketplace that focuses on the IT field.
Here, they combine technology and human expertise to simplify the application process as much as possible for a job searcher.
On Hired, you create a profile and the algorithm finds positions that are a good fit for you.
Employers will see you in their matches, and then they will be able to reach out to you with a job and a salary offer.
If you prefer to work at startups rather than big corporations, the best place to start searching for a job is AngelList. In addition to 130,000 remote and local open positions, this resource provides candidates with an unmatched level of transparency. For instance, you will be able to see salary ranges and equity options up front.
Of course, this list doesn’t cover every potential job site out there. But, we do hope that this article has provided you with a starting point. And remember, your chances of finding a new job will be much higher if you use multiple resources - don’t box yourself into one website.
On our Manual QA Training we dedicate several lessons to helping you find a job. Our tutors will cover topics like writing an appealing resume, creating a strong LinkedIn profile, and preparing you for interviews to get you started.
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