Where do you go job hunting? At Alba we think these eight sites are the most resourceful for job seekers in Canada!
1. Robert Half (RH) was founded in 1948. Its headquarter is in California, USA. It is the first professional recruitment service to help find regular, fixed-term, and project-based employees in the fields of accounting, finance, and IT. The CEO Harold M. Messmer grew RH from a company with an annual revenue of 7 million US dollars in 1986 to 4.11 billion US dollars in 2012. RH has established more than 340 offices around the world today. In addition to RH being convenient for users, it also has direct contact with companies’ HR departments. Therefore, many positions are posted exclusively on the RH platform.
2. CareerBuilder is a leader in international talent acquisition. It’s dedicated to use the latest technology to help companies locate and attract the most suitable talents. It collaborates with corporations from around the world to provide resources that support its global recruitment consultation and data analysis. CareerBuilder is currently the largest online recruitment network and job search platform globally. It’s available in over 80 countries across 5 continents. CareerBuilder.com is one of the longest-running job search websites with a history of more than 20 years. It allows job seekers to upload resumes in various formats and users can search for jobs based on criteria like: location, position, and salary. The website also collects data from across the country, which in turn can provide additional job opportunities.
3. Indeed is a vertical search engine for recruitments. It was established in the United States in 2004. It aggregates resources from hundreds of recruitment websites, newspapers, and job agencies locally and internationally to provide an accurate one-stop job search. Job seekers do not need to visit each company website individually instead, they can browse different companies based on position needs. Indeed was named one of the “Top Ten Best Websites” by Time Magazine in 2007. The company has since been reported widely by many mainstream media. Indeed is the world’s largest recruitment site with over 100 million unique users every month. Indeed’s services span over 50 countries, are supported by 26 languages, and covers regions that generate 94% of the world’s GDP. Since its establishment in 2004, Indeed has provided job seekers with millions of job information from tens of millions of external recruitment websites and companies. Indeed.com states that for those looking for jobs overseas, the site adds 9.8 global job listings every second.
4. Eluta is a job search engine in Canada with its headquarter in Toronto. It established the website on June 8, 2006. Eluta provides tens of thousands of recruitment and job hunting information in Canada. It has an open application programming interface that allows programmers and website developers to transfer data from other digital recruitment sites. The new OpenSearch XML protocol allows search engines to share their results in accessible formats. Some websites use Eluta data to create mashups. Eluta is especially convenient for Canadians because it is local, the content is simple, concise, and the order of jobs on the site is arranged by relevance. Job seekers can also see a short evaluation of the employer company on the site.
5. LinkedIn launched in May 2003, its headquarter is located in Sunnyvale, California. It is a workplace-oriented social platform. The company IPO’d on the New York Stock Exchange on May 20, 2011. The purpose of the website is to connect with other users in a more formal/business setting. These contacts are commonly known as “personal connections.” Users can invite people they know to build relationships. As of May 2020, LinkedIn’s total number of users has reached over 690 million, with 50 million of those users from China. On February 25, 2014, LinkedIn officially launched a Chinese version of the website. On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced that it would acquire LinkedIn for $196 per share, totalling $26.2 billion. In the 2017 Brandz’s Top 100 Most Valuable Brands in the world report, LinkedIn ranked 79th with a valuation of 13.594 billion USD. In October 2019, Interbrand released its top 100 global brands ranking LinkedIn at number 98. LinkedIn is an easy-to-use and resourceful platform. We highly recommend all job seekers take advantage of this platform.
6. Glassdoor is another platform worth noting. It is especially helpful for those who want to understand the company’s internal situation before applying. The site features company reviews and ratings from present employees and former employees; therefore, job seekers can easily understand the work culture and environment even before applying. Glassdoor can even provide information on the company’s salary as well as tips on acing the interview process. These features can help job seekers properly prepare themselves for what to expect in an interview.
7. Monster is a well-known job search website in Canada. It updates its job board every day and posts jobs of all professions but focuses on IT and engineering positions.
8. SimplyHired is another popular job search engine. It launched in 2005 and enables users to search through thousands of job notices and company recruiting sites.
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