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9 Job Search Sites to Help Find Your Next Gig

December 15, 2020

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These days, the internet is the place where you’ll find most job opportunities. But, it’s a big place so we put together a list of the best job search sites, so when you need your next gig you’ll know where to start.

These sites including listings for nine-to-fives, freelance, remote, and part-time work, at all levels of experience. Whatever your profession, there’s a job waiting for you out there.


LinkedIn is a social media platform for professionals—and the largest for professional networking in the world. The site has hundreds of millions of users, in almost every industry. 

To use LinkedIn, you’ll need to set up an account and a page, which acts like your resume. Once you’re set up, you can apply for jobs, connect with recruiters, and add other users to your network. 

Basic accounts are free, but LinkedIn also features a premium account with perks.


Indeed is another really popular site that adds 10 new jobs per second. There are listings for many different industries, experience levels, and types of employment. 

You don’t need an account to apply for jobs on Indeed, but you can sign up free and upload a resume to receive email alerts on new opportunities.


Steady is a one-stop shop for all things jobs. Steady has all types of openings from part-time to full-time, gig work, and remote.

To start download the app and make an account. Once you create your account you can set a weekly income goal, and Steady will help you find the work that best suits you.


Glassdoor is a great resource for checking out the culture of companies you want to work for. 

The site features millions of regularly updated job listings, as well as salary estimates and company reviews by current and past employees.

Glassdoor is good for finding new job opportunities and helping you find a well-suited work experience. 


Monster has been around since the mid-90s and is still a reliable place to look for work.

To start applying you’ll need to create a free account. Once you do, you have access to all the listings on the website and can set up custom job alerts.


FlexJobs is a website that features only remote work job listings. 

The first thing to note is the platform is subscription-based, so it’s not free. But all the jobs are pre-screened and verified by FlexJobs, so you won’t have to worry about phishing scams posing as remote work opportunities.


Upwork is designed specifically for freelancers. 

People looking for contract and gig work can sign up for free, but Upwork has to approve the account before you can apply for jobs. 

If you’re contracted by a client through Upwork, the site takes a cut of the profit. The larger the bill for your work, the less of a cut Upwork takes. 

If you sign on as an Upwork freelancer, you’ll use the website for most of your transactions and work with the client. Upwork caters to contract work both short-term and long-term. 

Freelancers of all skill levels are welcome. 


Freelancer is another site for finding freelance work. 

The website features listings for many different industries, and you can search for jobs based on the type of work. The site is similar to Upwork in that you create a free account and apply for work through their platform. 

The big difference from Upwork is that Freelancer doesn’t require an account verification before you start applying.


TaskRabbit is for informal gigs and odd jobs, like assembling furniture or waiting in line at the DMV. 

If you’re looking for a career, this probably isn’t the site for you. 

TaskRabbit is great for people who want to make a few extra bucks on the side while they’re looking for something more permanent. 

Taskrabbit has a vetting process for their workers, so you’ll need to meet all of their requirements. There’s also a $25 registration fee. 

Finding success with job sites

When you’re looking for a job online, it’s a numbers game. 

Expect to fill out many applications, and don’t get discouraged if the first few don’t work out. 

You’ll get the best results if you apply for jobs that you’re qualified for. But to get those jobs, you’ll need a good resume. It’s important to be completely honest with your professional experience. 

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Julian Dossett

Julian Dossett

Julian is a tech and finance writer, covering stories from artificial intelligence and cryptocurrency to personal loans and credit cards. His work has appeared at The Simple Dollar, Bankrate, and Blockchain Beach. As a former Cision editor, Julian worked across the table from many of the nation’s most trusted brands. He’s currently based in New Mexico.

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