Top Job Hunting Websites for Austin Texas
There are a lot of job hunting websites out there. We often get asked which are the best ones to use? Short answer: all of them. It is so easy to get your resume multiple places that you might as well. The bigger task then becomes managing all those resumes and the correspondence you may receive from recruiters.
Here’s one recruiter’s take on the top job search websites for job seekers to get noticed in Austin, TX.
ZipRecruiter has taken the hiring market by storm. They aggregate many millions of resumes and are a great starting point for getting recruiters to call you. Also, since ZipRecruiter “scrapes” resumes from other online platforms, it’s possible your resume already has some visibility on this platform.
There are a lot of other platforms recruiters use that tie into it. Many Applicant Tracking Systems can already search Indeed and many other commonly used recruiting tools like Ziprecruiter or Mightyrecruiter access it’s immense database effortlessly. Indeed boasts 200 million unique visitors every month and is used in over 60 countries.
Known for disrupting marketplaces and aggregating hoards of data, Google recently rolled out an updated job search platform that seeks to solve the problem of the same job being posted multiple places. Does it work? Usually. This is a great place for discovering jobs posted on other platforms or directly on company websites.
Increasingly, LinkedIn is being used by recruiters to search for living, breathing resumes. In the recruiting community, some rely on it so strongly that they’re advocating the discontinuation of the resume If you know someone — or know someone who knows someone — LinkedIn can be a valuable networking tool. You can draw extra attention to your resume when you connect with a contact and/or send them a personal message through the LinkedIn platform. A LinkedIn profile can direct the viewer to specific credentials and expertise, and often the most regular users of the site are those who are currently employed but entertaining other options.
Glassdoor wins points for most insights into companies — but, you can find jobs on it too! Employees past and present are encouraged to post anonymously about their employment experience: including wages, other benefits, work environment, and their personal experience. As with all online review platforms (*cough* Yelp *cough*), the voices of those who had a bad experience can often drown out the silent majority who had a good or fine experience, but Glassdoor does seek to mitigate this by collecting as many reviews as possible. Still, take what you read with a grain of salt and use Glassdoor to get an idea of what you’re walking into with a company.
WorkInTexas.com may not be the most user-friendly interface but you will often be required to create a profile if you’re filing for unemployment benefits in Texas. Don’t think this tool can’t be valuable, though. Your career advisors will use it to help match you up with potential jobs, and recruiters like me peruse it regularly for candidates that have recently joined the job market and may not be visible on other platforms yet. Also, since many job seekers do not fill out complete profiles, WorkInTexas.com provides a unique opportunity to stand out from the crowd.