A Quick Glance At The Top 5 Job Search Websites

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As modern-day classifieds, job search websites are a boon for both job seekers and recruiters. These websites compile all the available job postings in the market accompanied by several resources like career coaching, resume building, networking, interview tips, etc.  For recruiters, they are an excellent resource for building a talent pipeline and filling roles. 

After scanning through them, Defynance has come up with the following list of the 5 Best Job Search websites: 


With over 250 million monthly users, Indeed is the largest job search platform catering to job seekers across several professions and experience levels with nearly 10 new job listings added every second. It is free for job seekers but creating an account can enable you to receive email alerts to new job postings, messages from recruiters and prospective employers, and upload resumes to complete job applications quicker. 

Indeed also provides salary information and reviews about the company enabling informed decision making. They have a user-friendly and highly intuitive interface with multiple filters to make the job search process less stressful for first-time users. 


Founded in 1994, Monster.com is the true pioneer of online recruiting. Every minute, 29 resumes are uploaded and 7,900 job search searches are initiated on Monster.  Like Indeed, it caters to job seekers from all experience levels and types (full-time, part-time, temporary, freelance, etc.).  Monster offers salary research tools for free and guidance to improve resumes, LinkedIn profiles, and cover letters for fees ranging from $129 to $349. 

Monster, however, is ranked below Indeed due to limited job search filters and fewer job listings.  Some job listings do require an account but applying to job postings linked to another website can be done without an account. 


Recognized as the largest professional networking platform with 810 million registered users from around the world and across all industries, LinkedIn has gained quite a reputation with both job seekers and recruiters. Unlike most other job search platforms, LinkedIn allows you to connect with recruiters while developing your professional network based on direct connections, following influencers, companies, and participating in various types of groups. You can read more about the importance of professional networking in one of our earlier blogs. 

Creating a profile is the first step with LinkedIn.  Your profile acts as a digital resume based on which recruiters and employers show interest. Hence, it is critical to invest the time and effort to make sure your profile is detailed, accurate, and optimized for search. You can use your LinkedIn account to apply for jobs posted by companies and recruiters. 

LinkedIn also offers a monthly premium membership option that allows you to see who viewed your profile, detailed insights on other applicants, and the ability to send messages to people you’ve not yet connected with. 


Glassdoor has clearly emerged as a winner for employer research and insights for job seekers seeking salary transparency and honest reviews from existing employees. Today, Glassdoor boasts 2.1 million employers in its database, 110 million company reviews and insights, and 54 million monthly visitors. It offers detailed information about company culture, salary information, benefits data, leadership, and management. 

To start your job search on Glassdoor, create a profile, upload your resume, and sign up for email alerts to receive curated lists of job opportunities. You can also browse active listings using the site’s search bar. 

Defynance Career Resources 

To best assist our income-driven student loan refinancing customers and job seekers at large, we have curated an ecosystem of career resources to help optimize income and minimize unemployment of our customers and users.  We don’t plan to become another Indeed, Monster, LinkedIn, or Glassdoor but rather act as a facilitator to help guide our customers to the best resources targeted to their needs.  We would love your feedback to continue improving our career resources. 

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