Craigslist is a United States based website primarily for posting classified advertisements which include job listings, for-sale items, housing and apartments, community, gigs/odd-jobs, resumes, and much more. The company started in 1995 when Craig Newmark sent email blasts to his friends about local events in the San Francisco area. It surfaced on the web in 1996 and soon expanded into a number of different segments and locations. Craigslist spanned the United States in 2000 and is now available in over 70 countries and more than 20 languages. The website yields over 20 billion pageviews each month, ranking Craigslist in 11th place overall for top site visits in the United States.
Indeed is recognized as one of the top job sites across the globe. The company aims to find the ideal hire for large and small corporations alike, ensuring its website is a reliable choice for a range of jobs. Indeed.com offers job seekers free access to its listings, but may require some employers to pay an advertising stipend. However, these ‘sponsored’ jobs are targeted to millions of qualified job seekers, providing employers with high-value resumes and applicants. Site visitors on Indeed receive access to a range of additional information outside of the job search, including job trends, industry trends, salary search, website forums, and much more.
LinkedIn is widely recognized as the top social networking website for businesses and professionals. LinkedIn serves as a great marketing tool within itself for companies and individuals. The network allows you to find and connect with a number of colleagues and prospects, and follow your favorite company to stay up-to-date on its latest news. LinkedIn provides an excellent career listing platform as well, which allows job seekers to narrow down based on a number of fields to find exactly what they are looking for. Users are able to refine searches by ratio of male to female employees, company size, location of headquarters, most common positions held, and even provides a list of past and present employees.
Glassdoor is most commonly recognized as a website where current and former employees can list reviews about an employer. These reviews include an overall star rating, whether or not to recommend to a friend, satisfaction of the CEO, and pros and cons of working for that business. Today, Glassdoor.com has since grown from its start in 2007 and provides a number of services outside of company reviews. The website provides site visitors with interview reviews and questions asked, benefits offered, and may even include some company pictures. Glassdoor is one of the most reliable websites because you can see real reviews from actual employees before deciding to apply for a position within that company. Job seekers can upload their resume to the site, employers can post a free listing, and there are specific blog posts tailored to both recruiters and applicants. The website allows visitors to view popular searches, review salaries based on different titles, and narrow searches by jobs, companies, salaries, or interviews.