Finding a new job or freelance opportunity could be an exercise in futility if you don’t know where to look among countless online job listings. The best way to go about it is by locating a trusted job portal. Do that and you’ll suddenly discover a lot of opportunities based on your preferences as well as a steady flow of handy tips for cracking interviews, creating resumes and going ahead in your career.
How to search for jobs on these sites?
You need a proper job title to get the best results while looking for a job on a portal. With that you can search jobs using site-specific filters based on skills, experience, location and job type. You can also refine the job type that could range from onsite, hybrid, remote or freelance. Once you've found the right fit, the next bit is to submit your CV so that recruiters can review your credentials.
Here is a list of the top 10 leading job portals:
One of India’s pioneering job search portals, Naukri offers new postings to job seekers without any cost. It has the largest user base of online job search platforms in India. Paid services under Naukri FastForward help users create impressive resumes with the help of experts. The paid services also provide application priority to help draw more recruiters.
Operating since 2001, Monster India has a large user base. Apart from its free features, Monster India also has a paid service to assist job seekers with resume-building. One of its new features — ‘Work from home’ — has been introduced to help candidates look for remote jobs during the pandemic. The website has a dedicated career tips section to help prepare candidates for interviews and salary negotiations.
With nearly 80 crore members from over 200 countries and territories worldwide, this professional networking site lets users build profiles to display their work and share their views. It helps job seekers to connect with recruiters through link-building. Linkedin also gives you the opportunity to request for endorsements and testimonials on your profile from your network or connections. LinkedIn premium offers enhanced search and increasing visibility options for users.
Glassdoor provides transparency to jobseekers on its website. Other than job postings, one of the portal’s unique features is that users can compare the salaries offered by different companies for the same job. Browsing through this website, you can find feedback and ratings given by current and ex-employees of a company. These free features give job seekers an idea of how it is to work at a specific company.
This online placement consultancy service provider lets employers post a massive number of job openings for free. And to make the search easier for users, the screening includes function, skills to the work location. With its blog section, you can stay updated on the current employment situation in your field.
This US-based job portal operates in more than 70 countries and was used to primarily power job search on Google. It’s now used extensively in India. Best suited for non-technical jobs, Indeed’s job posting charges are lesser than its competitive websites, prompting many companies to post their job openings on this portal. Indeed can recommend CV-specific job recommendations on its website and lets you connect through your LinkedIn profile for recruiters to see. You can look at hundreds of CVs and customise your own. As an aggregator website, it compiles openings from other job search pages and company career websites to display them to its users.
Hirect encourages direct interaction between employers and job seekers with its verification, direct chat, voice calling and video calling features. Its design is best suited for startups. Over 50,000 verified startups and around 10 lakh people use Hirect to look for opportunities. The unique algorithm of this portal speeds up the process of looking for jobs and helps you find opportunities that suit your profile.
One of India’s fastest growing recruitment firms, Zigsaw is an HR technology company operating in Tier-2 and Tier-3 cities. This portal offers services to job seekers for free and is connected with big companies. With a team of recruitment experts, it guarantees action on your job application in 48 hours. It offers a freemium model for recruiters as well.
With 60, 000 recruiters and 1.5 crore users, FreshersWorld is a job portal created exclusively for young applicants and recent college pass-outs. It is free for job seekers, and the list on its featured section ranges from IT, government jobs to the defence sector. It provides interview tips for aspirants and sends text messages and emails on openings.
The National Career Service (NCS) is a government portal operated by the Ministry of Labour and Employment. It is free for all recruiters and applicants. Over 1.35 crore job seekers are registered on the website along with nearly 1.78 lakh recruiters. This digital centralised server has a diverse range of career-related services including job search, job matching, career counselling and information on job fairs.