Finding the right job opportunities for you can be frustrating and time consuming. To help with your search we’ve listed the top online job search sites for NSW job seekers.
Fact is, there are hundreds of online job boards out there, but they’re not all created equal. Some list every job opportunity in Australia, while others are more niche, industry-specific websites. Some make it easy to narrow your search, while others list every job from Sydney to San Francisco.
So, unless you take the time to work out which sites are the right fit for your skills and goals, you could be wasting your time!
Here’s our pick of the top online job search sites for NSW job seekers:
SEEK is leading the way for job seekers in Australia, New Zealand, China, Brazil, Mexico and beyond – and it all started in Melbourne!
On SEEK, you can create a free profile and browse listings based on salary, industry, company, and more. You can opt to receive email alerts when new jobs are advertised that match your skills and experience. And be sure to check out the free career advice and download templates for cover letters and CVs.
Another handy feature is the company review tool, which lets you research potential employers and how they rate on career development, management, work-life balance, and so on.
Get started: Set up a SEEK profile. Make sure you fill out as many relevant details as you can about your career history, skills, qualifications, and what you’re looking for in your next role. This 2-minute video explains how to get the most out of your profile.
LinkedIn is not only the premier social networking site for professionals, it’s also a must-have tool for job seekers. According to the Jobvite Recruiter Nation Survey, 87% of recruiters use LinkedIn as part of their candidate search.
Networking is a sure-fire way to get a step up in your job search, and this is where LinkedIn comes into its own. When you search for jobs on LinkedIn, it shows whether you have any connections at the hiring companies. If you do, take the opportunity to contact your connection and ask them for insights into the company. If you have a second-degree connection, reach out to the person you have in common and ask for an introduction.
Get started: Update your LinkedIn profile. Highlight your recent experience and be clear about your current skills and goals. What do you want from your career?
Indeed might look pretty basic, but with more than 200 million unique visitors a month and almost 10 jobs added every second, who needs a sophisticated design?
Fact is, Indeed is the most-trafficked job search engine worldwide. It works by consolidating listings from job sites across the web. However, the advantage of this site is also its downfall. The sheer volume of jobs means you need to be extremely specific in your search.
Indeed has a few tools to help. You can set up daily job alerts for job titles, keywords, companies and locations. And focus your search even more by ranking your priorities, such as a great location or work-life balance.
Get started: Using Indeed is like using Google. Quickly search for job opportunities from the homepage by typing in your preferred job type and location. You can also upload your resume or build one from scratch on the site, so employers can contact you with potential job opportunities.
4. Ethical Jobs
If you’re looking for a job that you can be really passionate about, Ethical Jobs is a great place to start. The Australian job search site lists ‘ethical jobs’ – any job where the organisation’s primary focus is contributing to a more equitable, just or environmentally sustainable world; or a job within any organisation where the job itself is primarily focused on these goals.
Ethical Jobs has basic functionality – there are no profiles and customised alerts. Instead, you can search job listings and receive a weekly email with all the newest ethical jobs.
Get started: Use the search tool on the homepage and register for the weekly email alert. For more tips, Ethical Jobs has created this handy guide.
SpotJobs is different from other job search sites – it’s dedicated to entry-level, part-time, and casual work. Search jobs local to your area by entering your postcode and other relevant details in the search tool. Then, narrow your search by filtering by distance, time of day/week, customer facing, and more. You can also set up a targeted job alert to receive email notifications of suitable jobs as soon as they are posted.
Get started: Create your free profile or go straight to the search tool. You can also submit a VisualCV, which is pre-filled with the information that employers look for, so your application is faster.
No list would be complete without a mention of MTC’s own job site!
MTC Recruitment features job opportunities across a wide range of industries, from manufacturing and mining to accounting and IT. But we don’t stop at an online job board. Depending on your needs, we can help you get your resume in shape, practise interview strategies, decide on career goals, negotiate salaries, and more.
Get started: Start by viewing available jobs, filtered by category. Or get in touch with our team of experienced consultants for support.
How to get the most from your online job search
- Don’t limit yourself to one job site alone – choose a few sites that, when used together, ensure your skills and experience are getting to a larger number of hiring managers and recruiters.
- Never waste your time on job search sites that aren’t relevant to you. Dedicate time up-front to find out which are most likely to provide relevant job opportunities.
- Save time by setting up targeted job alerts that go straight to your inbox.
- Use the free resources! Job sites provide valuable tips on how to get the most from their tools, as well as advice on how to land your dream job.