Finding and using the best resume posting sites is an efficient and effective job-search strategy.
While experts say you should post your resume to an online posting website to increase your chances of getting noticed by an employer, it's hard to know exactly which resume posting site to use — without a little help, that is.
That's where we come in! Here is our list of the best resume posting sites to use, followed by a quick description of how to upload your resume to each one. Almost all are free — and they're all easy to use:
Specific Industry Sites
Keep reading to learn more about each site.
The best resume posting sites
Indeed is not only the largest job board in the United States, but it's also the largest job board globally with over 200 million visitors each month. So if you only plan to post to one site, post here for maximum exposure.
First, you need to first create your individual Indeed account, and then you can then upload your resume or create it from scratch on the site. Help is always available if you get stuck.
Around for over 20 years, CareerBuilder's website clearly states their objective: “Each day we help job seekers and companies connect, giving people a chance to find their calling and many employers a chance to find and hire top talent to help grow their business.” Over 100 million jobs are posted on CareerBuilder to choose from, so don't wait.
This link takes you to their jobs page, where you can upload your resume or “build one in three easy steps.”
Glassdoor is unique because not only can you post your resume, but you can read what present and past employees think of their company and look at current salary data for your specific job or career interests.
Glassdoor requires you to sign in. Once you create your login, you can upload your resume and complete a profile for employers to see.
While posting your resume here takes a few extra steps, it's worth it to be seen by the thousands of employers who use it.
Once you create your ZipRecruiter account and sign in, click on the “Profile” link at the top right. You'll see options to add information and to upload your resume. If you keep scrolling, you'll find more information about inputting your information to create a specific “online resume.”
ResumeRabbit is unique in that it has an “auto-post” feature that sends your resume to up to 60 different job sites at once. You select the overall job markets, and ResumeRabbit takes it from there. However, this is one of the few sites that are not free; you have to pay a one-time fee of $59.95 to access their service.
Scroll all the way to the bottom of the site and click on “Upload Your Resume” to get started.
6. The Muse
According to their website, organizations use The Muse “to attract and hire talent by providing an authentic look at company culture, workplace, and values through the stories of their employees.” This includes many startups and other growing companies.
You must create an account and apply for a job to post your resume. However, that resume will then be saved and available for potential employers to review going forward.
The Resume-Library website says they are “America's fastest-growing job board.” You can use their advanced search tools to browse jobs in 50 different industries and “apply for thousands of jobs with one click.”
Click on the “Register Now” button on the upper right of the site to first create an account, and then start uploading your resume.
If you want to work for the United States government in any capacity, your resume needs to be uploaded here to be seen by a wide range of government organizations.
Start by clicking the “Create Profile” button on the home page. Once you have a profile, you can upload your resume so it's visible to the various recruiters that use the site.
9. College Recruiter
While you should check your college website or placement office for help in finding the best resume posting sites to use, College Recruiter also helps recent graduate and current college students find their first job.
College Recruiter posts jobs from Fortune 1,000 companies, federal government agencies, and other employers looking to hire college-age or newly-graduated candidates. All you have to do is see what's out there.
10. Specific Industry Sites
There are websites and job boards for a wide variety of specific industries. A quick online search will help you find the right one for you and show you how to post your resume. Here are a few sites to get you started:
A few important things to remember before posting your resume:
Ensure you have optimized your resume for the applicant tracking system (ATS), which many companies use to scan through applicants.
Make sure your resume includes the right keywords for a specific job or industry so that a recruiter can find you and your resume can pass the ATS. You can find these keywords in the job description posted by the organization. What words are they repeating or emphasizing within their requirements?
Posting your resume to an online site really is one of the most efficient and effective job-search techniques to find your next great job. Also, as you visit these and other sites, keep an eye out for links to their free mobile apps to download. This allows you to check your job-search status from anywhere, anytime.
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