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10 Best Job Search Websites of 2021

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Manal Shahid
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In this article we will take a look at the 10 best job search websites of 2021. You can skip our detailed analysis of these websites’ outlook for 2021 and go directly to 5 Best Job Search Websites of 2021.

Uncovering employment opportunities in 2021 has become very easy due to the hundreds of online job search websites that are now available. Equipped with millions of job listings and additional resources, the best job search websites are the modern equivalent of classified ads and staffing firms. Using a job search website is one of the most efficient ways to search for and apply for the best employment opportunities. These websites have made the process much simpler. All it takes is a few clicks to upload your resume or build your profile directly on the platform and you can apply to hundreds of jobs in a matter of minutes.

The online recruitment market in the US is projected to grow by $3.52 billion during 2020-2024 at a CAGR of 7% during the forecast period. This market is driven by the growing use of social media and access to hassle-free job information, rising globalization, and innovations in the hiring process. There has also been an increase in the use of AI-powered searches which is one of the prime factors that is driving the growth in online recruitment market.

As the ongoing pandemic situation has shifted most aspects of daily life online, this trend can also be seen in the job search process. A good job search website will not only allow you to apply to the best jobs you can find, but it can also provide additional resources and services such as career coaching, resume tailoring, and blog posts full of helpful tips. LinkedIn has become one of the most popular platforms for professionals in every field as it not only facilitates the job search process, but also allows its users to build a network of professional connections, update them regarding their professional experiences and have a direct line of contact with the most sought out employers located around the world.

Then there are other job search websites that provide you with strategies to market yourself to companies and recruiters such as Monster and ZipRecruiter. After all, just applying to the maximum number of jobs you can find is not enough. People now use job-search sites to get an idea of what skills and experience they might need to land their next job so that they have a grasp on what employers are looking for. The top job search websites of 2021 are also increasingly being used by employers to attract highly skilled professionals to work for them. Websites like Indeed and Glassdoor host millions of employers and registered users which use their platforms to get access to hassle-free job information without spending a penny.

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. Here is a list of the top 10 job search websites of 2021 that is sure to help you on your career journey.

Best Job Search Websites of 2021
Best Job Search Websites of 2021

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Best Job Search Websites of 2021

10. ZipRecruiter

Valuation: $1.5 billion

ZipRecruiter is a California-based employment marketplace for job seekers and employers. It was founded in 2010 and now has over 700 employees working in the US, Canada, Israel, and UK. The platform has helped staff over 1.8 million jobs worldwide, according to its website. In a fundraising round in 2018, ZipRecruiter was valued at $1.5 billion. According to Reuters, the company is leveraging advanced algorithms to help recruiters and candidates find the right opportunity. It has attracted more than 25 million job seekers on its website every month with over 9 million active job postings. Although the company does not disclose its financials, it earns most of its revenue by offering subscriptions to employers to let them list openings, or for services to enterprise customers who pay for traffic on a pay-per-click or pay-per-applicant basis. The company managed to earn more than $50 million in annual revenues, even before raising its first round of funding. Thus, ZipRecruiter is one of the best job search websites of 2021.

9. LinkedIn - Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT)

Revenue: $143 billion in 2020 via Yahoo Finance

Valuation: $1.88 trillion

Launched in 2003, LinkedIn has become the world’s largest professional networking platform. It has over 740 million registered users from around the world and across all industries. LinkedIn serves as a database for open opportunities, a digital resume platform, and a social networking tool all in one. Unlike most other job websites, LinkedIn allows you to add recruiters and other people of interest to your virtual network, making it the best website for connecting directly with recruiters. It is free to create a LinkedIn profile and browse opportunities, but the website also offers a premium membership option that allows you to see who viewed your profile, detailed insights on the other applicants who applied for the listings you’re interested in, and the ability to send messages to people you’ve not yet connected with. On June 13, 2016, Microsoft announced that it would acquire LinkedIn for a total value of $26.2 billion. The COVID-19 pandemic has not affected the site’s performance as it revenue increased by 20% in 2020, according to Microsoft’s press release.

8. 51job, Inc. (NASDAQ: JOBS)

Revenue: $563 million in 2020 via Yahoo Finance

Valuation: $2.66 billion

51job.com is a Chinese recruitment website which offers recruitment solutions, training and assessment, and HR outsourcing and consulting services. It is based in Shanghai, China. This recruitment website has over 72 million registered members, the largest resume database, and the highest peak traffic of daily page views. 51job.com provides an integrated recruitment solution by leveraging technology and expertise with a large staff of experienced professionals. It serves many domestic and multinational corporate clients through it 25 offices in Mainland, China. The website has posted over 2.7 million job opportunities online and approximately 38 million job applications are delivered through its website to potential employers every week. According to industry reports by iResearch, 51job.com has been ranked number first in terms of market share for several consecutive years. The Company operates over three Websites, including www.51job.com, www.yingjiesheng.com and www.51jingying.com which reach a base of corporate employers and a large audience of job seekers in China.

7. Upwork Inc. (NASDAQ: UPWK)

Revenue: $373 million in 2020 via Yahoo Finance

Valuation: $5.86 billion

Upwork is a freelancing platform where individuals and enterprises can connect with each other to conduct business. Based in Santa Clara, Upwork now offers over 3 million jobs which are worth over $1 billion annually. The platform has over 18 million registered freelances and 5 million registered clients to make the largest freelancer marketplace in the world. Upwork allows clients to interview, hire and work with freelancers and freelance agencies through the company's platform. Clients post a description of their job and a price range they are willing to pay for a freelancer to complete it. They may invite specific freelancers to apply for their jobs, or else post the job for any freelancer who is interested to apply. The client then reviews their profiles and rankings, or even reaching out via chat to ask questions. Once the client has chosen who they want to complete the job, they hire that freelancer by sending a contract with set hours, pay rate, and a deadline for the work to be completed. The Upwork website includes a searchable directory of freelancers, filters to help clients find workers and freelancers to see relevant jobs, and a real-time chat feature which makes it one of the 10 best job search websites of 2021.

6. Fiverr International Ltd. (NYSE: FVRR)

Revenue: $189 million in 2020 via Yahoo Finance

Valuation: $8.01 billion

Another freelance marketplace that has made the list for the 10 best job search websites of 2021 is Fiverr. It is an Israeli platform that offers freelance services to customers worldwide. Fiverr was founded on the concept of a two-sided platform where people can buy and sell a variety of digital services that are usually offered by freelance contactors. These services include writing, graphic design, translation, video editing, and programming. These services start at $5 and can go up to thousands of dollars. On Fiverr, each service is called a “gig”. The website serves as an e-commerce platform to freelancers and companies to sell their services by using their gigs. This unique job search website is built on the model of listing temporary work positions. In 2020, the company reported $107.1 million in revenue for the 2019 fiscal year.

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