One of the most common ways for job seekers to uncover employment opportunities in 2021 is through job search websites. There are hundreds of online job boards out there, as well as apps, aggregators, social media channels, networking groups, and staffing company websites to choose from.
The good news is they provide plenty of listings. The bad news? You can easily be overwhelmed by the wide variety of options.
So where are the best places to go to find your next great role? We’ve done the research to help you determine the best job websites. And with an abundance of sites that are dedicated to specific industries, we have broken them down by those that are more general and the specialized services.
Employers: You may want to take note of these top job websites, as well. After all, if you want to attract highly skilled professionals, you want to make it as quick and easy as possible for them to find and apply for your open position. There is no better way to do that than posting jobs in the first places top talent is likely to look.
Caribbean Jobs is the leading online job board platform in the Caribbean. On average, Caribbean Jobs estimates that they get over 3.1 million page views per month by over 180,000 different career seekers of various calibres. Job seekers are given the option to create a profile on the website, and upload, edit or delete their resume. Recruiters can view job seeker’s resumes and contact shortlisted candidates.
Caribbean Jobs boosts a sleek user-friendly design that allows for anyone, even those who are not tech-savvy, to quickly navigate its pages and easily find what they are looking for. Caribbean Jobs is also equipped with an app in both Google’s Play store and on Apple store. Through the app, persons will be able to easily keep abreast of the newest job listing that matches their job search and their resume.
If you are a job seeker or a future job seeker, I encourage that you sign up for the Caribbean Jobs job board and download their mobile app to keep in the know of which companies are hiring in your country.
Sign up and upload your resume and get discovered: https://www.caribbeanjobs.com/register
LinkedIn is probably one of the most obvious choices when it comes to job seeking. LinkedIn is unquestionably the social network for job-seeking professionals and recruiters. Ninety-two per cent of recruiters use social media in their work today, and LinkedIn is the social network they use most, according to Jobvite. If you do not have a LinkedIn profile, you should head straight to their site and create one after reading this blog.
Here are three ways you can make LinkedIn work for you:
- The site allows you to tell your professional story and research has shown that stories aid memory. So, telling a good story on your profile could leave you in the memory of recruiters. Who knows a recruiter might see your profile and have an open post in a few weeks and remembers you.
2. Keep your profile fresh.
Your LinkedIn profile should be a lively document that represents what makes you unique and worth hiring. It should not just be a static resume you leave online with the hopes of getting a recruiter’s attention. One way you can keep your profile up to date is by sharing content related to your career field. You could also share long-form content on a LinkedIn blog. You can “share thoughtful leadership advice, insights on the day’s top stories or industry trends to reinforce your experience,” which helps position you as an expert in your chosen field, says LinkedIn’s Career Expert Catherine Fisher.
3. Post a professional photo.
According to job hunting experts, a lack of a LinkedIn profile photo is the kiss of death. Not having a professional profile picture makes your profile seem suspicious and unprofessional. You should see a professional profile picture as a virtual handshake with recruiters. Who would want to shake their potential employers with a dirty hand? Also, remember to keep it authentic; your profile picture should look like the present you and not you ten years ago.
Signup for LinkedIn here: https://www.linkedin.com/signup
I Need a Job Jamaica
This Facebook and Instagram-based job site sorts through other popular databases and posts jobs in an easy-to-read manner. They also visit the pages of companies and share vacancies. They allow employers to share information on job opportunities. I Need A Job Jamaica is very open-minded when it comes to recruiters and job seeker’s safety alike, and as such, they do the necessary due diligence for you. They vet all recruiters who seek to advertise on their pages, to ensure that job seekers are applying for legitimate jobs. If they received a job listing and after their due diligence, that potential job turns out to be a scam, they will bar the job listing from their pages and alert job seekers about their findings on the said job listing.
Become a friend of I Need a Job Jamaica on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/INeedAJobJamaica/ or follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ineedajobjamaica/?hl=en
Labour Market Information system
The LMIS is a government-based website, which advertises jobs for various government agencies across the country: It provides users with a wide array of job options to choose from. Persons who are interested in farm work and work and travel programmes can also apply for jobs via the LMIS.
The information on the LMIS was collected from several labour market information producers and disseminated via the website to improve access. The services are available at no cost to you.
Join the LMIS: https://www.lmis.gov.jm/
If you are interested in finding a job at a particular company but not sure if they are hiring, you can visit their websites. Most companies have a section for Careers or Vacancies on their website. Visiting the website of the organization that you want to work for may give you first-hand contact with vacancies which puts you in better stead. Most organizations also allow you to upload and send them your resume and cover letter via a form on their website.
There are many options to finding jobs out there; I recommend that you exhaust all the options listed above to aid you whenever you start your next job search. Who knows, maybe using all the methods above might be the difference in approach that you need to do to get yourself that dream job.