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Guide to the UK’s Top Job Boards


With so many job boards to chose from it can be difficult for companies to pick one that is most suited to their requirement. With this in mind I thought it could be helpful to share a list of the UK’s top job boards with a brief description outlining their function:


is a global provider of job seeking, career management recruitment and talent management products and services. They have lots of sophisticated tools to help match the right candidate to the right job – from their CV search technology, ‘6Sense’ to ‘BeKnown’, their professional networking app on Facebook. They were awarded the Best Generalist Job Board at the National Online Recruitment Awards in 2011. They are, without doubt, a formidable force in the job board sector.


is, as the name suggests, an executive recruitment website, offering senior management and executive jobs across all industry sectors in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. The focus of the site is purely on job opportunities of £50,000 plus per annum and it attracts 170,000 unique browsers monthly. It is a clean and slick site which is easy to navigate. 3) Jobserve is a privately held company, based in the UK. It operates across almost all industry sectors and was the world’s first internet recruitment service when it launched in 1994. It is hugely successful, processing more than 1 million applications each month.

4) Efinancialcareers

is a specialist global financial services careers website for professionals working in the investment banking, asset management and securities industries. The website also offers relevant and well-researched job market news and analysis.

5) GAAPweb

is the UK’s leading specialist job site for accounting and finance professionals. They work with some big name companies, ranging from Expedia to Coca-Cola and receive on average over 200,000 visits per month. They advertise a range of vacancies, from accountants to credit control staff.


specialises in banking, accounting, finance, insurance and finance related IT and financial marketing. Cityjobs is part of Evenbase, a global digital recruitment group. They advertise positions in London and other UK cities.

7) CV-Library

enables candidates to apply directly to over 195,000 live vacancies from across the UK, covering all industry sectors. It is an independent company, still owned by its founder. As well as vacancies, the site offers a range of career tools, varying from advice on successful CV writing, through to useful tips on job interviews and information on training courses.


is a comprehensive site which publishes thousands of new job ads every day, ranging from big company names such as Vodafone, to local independent companies. They advertise positions in a broad range of sectors.

9) Jobsite

has 4.7 million registered candidates who can all upload their CVs to allow prospective employers to find them when they search the CV database. The main sectors covered byjobsite are sales, recruitment, accounting, engineering, information, technology and graduate.

10) Careerbuilder

was founded in 1995 and has the largest online job site in the UK. They operate in the UK and across Europe, the United States, Canada and Asia and cover a wide range of sectors, from finance to catering and hospitality. Over 1000 positions are posted on the site every day. They are the only job site that offers a Job Recommendations engine to help job hunters narrow their search.

11) Fish4Jobs

is owned by several major press groups and this has enabled Fish4Jobs to establish and maintain a high profile in most areas of the UK. It also means that Fish4Jobs attracts advertising from many recruiters. The site covers a wide variety of sectors, from health to HR and recruitment and carries over 40,000 positions. All jobs are UK-based.

12) JustEngineers

is the leading engineering recruitment site online. It is effectively a ‘one-stop shop’ for engineering companies, agencies and candidates, with engineering jobs in a multitude of sectors, from aviation to telecommunications.

11) Reed

became the first recruitment agency in the UK to provide an online presence in 1995. It now covers 42 sectors and receives 3.6 million visits by jobseekers, who in turn make over 80,000 applications every day. It is the UK’s largest commercial job site, listing over 200,000 jobs at any one time.

12) Exec-appointments

part of Financial Times Career Management, is a global job board for both the executive and public sectors. The site features positions from a wide range of sectors – from accountancy to media. They also cover the charity and not-for-profit sector.

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