When looking for a job online what is really out there for individuals and employers?

We checked out some of the Job sites that are trekking around the world and what they have on offer.

The criteria:

The Job Hunter: Online CV’s, most job sites offer individuals the options to upload their existing CV or to create a new one by using their CV builder that they have in-house. It can be a bit of a pain to go through the second process especially if you are tackling multiple sites so if you have the choice to upload ahead of making a new one then make sure your CV is waxed!

The Employer: Most Jobs sites expect payment for placing adverts of job positions that you have available, some go the extra mile and extend a job board or unit that is interfaced into your own site so that you can manage your recruitment through their system at your leisure.

The benchmark: Global Sites

Always on top of the list is Monster:  What is cool about Monster is that it’s immediately global, you can pick your destination and kick-start a job search or in the case of an employer an employee hunt! Jam packed with relevant job articles the website has a solid support structure for its job search platform.

Then there is Simply Hired:  Also global but straight to the point, if you look for jobs pick your country and find what you looking for, actually quite simple!

Indeed.com: Global, simple and easy to use!

Another global set-up Careerjet which is positioned as a job search engine - Global and nicely positioned for local regions as well!

The social media:

Between TwitterFacebook and LinkedIn, the job platforms are available for individuals to interface with. Whether its companies setting up pages to recruit people or whether its individuals looking to find out more from companies this new phase of online communities has now made direct contact with the potential employer and employee very easy and quick. Facebook went one step further with BranchOut.

The innovative:

GetHired.com: The use of Video to promote yourself ahead of the old school CV!

Careertrotter - a multilingual recruitment agency that operates throughout Europe. Very interesting in terms of mixing language and career skills.

Vitamin T - matching talent with suitable firms/agency’s within the digital, marketing and creative sector.

For the executive:

exec-appointments.com: something a bit more corporate from the Financial Times team!

The Global Career Company offers three regional career platforms for Africa, Asia and Maghreb.

Most companies are now installing their own in-house job boards and also running their own social media platforms. It’s clever, direct and much more focused than before. This is really the winning option as all the details of the job at hand along with the environment you are venturing into is promoted on the company’s website along with relevant jobs.

Tech Specialists:

HackerRank – a recruiting talented tech specialists based on code challenges for some of the biggest tech companies on the planet! 

Work and Travel:

Jetsetter Jobs - pushing on the combination of working and travelling.

Further resources:

PayScale a clever website which looks at salaries in a clinical manner!

Glassdoor a very cool website which examines employment and companies to work for!

At the end of the day, it’s really up to the individual to being proactive and to look for jobs on various platforms. The internet makes for an interesting medium as it allows people to scan the world for opportunities and with job sites popping up everywhere it's becoming a very competitive market. So if you looking for a job or wanting to hire people then why not take a look into the online job space!