How to choose the right job sites to register with

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As you probably already know there are thousands of job sites out their all claiming they offer the best service and the most possible jobs.

But looking at this from the same way as looking at recruitment agencies, the more people a job site has registered the easier it is for them to market their services to recruitment agents and companies.

Would you pay in some cases well over £600 to advertise your job on a website that only has a small number of potential people that will see the advert? The short answer would be of course you wouldn’t.

Registering with job sites should be thought out, what’s the point of being registered on 100 job sites when only 5 of them are giving you jobs that you can realistically apply for.

The more jobsites you are registered with the more junk email you have to wade through all telling you about the amount of jobs they currently have listed on their website and that some of those jobs are paying mega money that you’d love to be earning.

We think you’ll agree the most well known job site is indeed.co.uk so it would be a good idea to register with indeed.co.uk just for the simple reason of their size and marketing potential. But as for the thousands of other job sites out there be selective.

Go over there site and see just how many jobs they have that are really relevant to you, and check the advert history to see how many they have had over a period of time. If they’ve only advertised one vacancy that you could apply for over the past year then there simply is not point of you registering with them.

Search for specialist job sites that cater strictly for your specific industry these sites are more likely to give you the job leads you are looking for, pick job sites that feature high in the Google search rankings, by high we mean the top 20 (the first 2 pages), it’s generally not worth bothering past the top 20 as most employers/agencies will only pick the top 20 job sites to register their vacancies with. They won’t waste their money on sites that score lower because it doesn’t produce the volume of applicants they want.

And as a general rule the people/companies that run the specialist websites tend to know more about the industry so therefore you’ll find relevant careers advice on a lot of these websites.

Job search is all about being selective and maximising your job lead potential, so when it comes to job sites less is defiantly more.