With so many free job boards and paid job boards to chose from it can be difficult for companies to pick one that is most suited to their requirement. Back in 2015 we wrote an article about the the top 10 job boards in the UK, and now 7 years later in 2022, we have updated the job website list to see who is new to the table and who has been kicked off their podium!
Here is our list of the best UK job boards and job search engines, including why job seekers love them and why you might want to place your next job advertisement and job openings on them.
1. CV Library (+6)
Knocking monster.co.uk off their top spot is CV Library who were previously ranked #7 in our list of the best job boards. CV Library enables job candidates to make a UK job search and 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 job vacancies, the job search 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.
2. Wikijob (previously unranked)
These newcomers to the top 10 list of the best job sites (sorry to executives on the web) are most ideal for job seekers looking at a variety of options, especially remote jobs. WikiJob is the UK’s largest careers advice portal and is one of the go-to websites for inside information on interviews, job applications and psychometric tests.
WikiJob has recently launched its new job search function, a powerful tool that allows qualified candidates to access over 250,000 jobs available to search. This information is updated hourly meaning you will always have access to the most recent and relevant career options.
3. Indeed (previously unranked)
It suprises us that Indeed did not make it into the last top 10 job board list, and even being in 3rd position, considering they are the most popular of all the job boards with 10 jobs added to the site every second. Indeed is an easy to use tool that can help job seekers find their dream job with search features making it easy to look for roles that suit other requirements.
While this is a good tool for finding job opportunities, it’s not necessarily the most comprehensive solution, especially for employers and hiring managers. You can create free job postings (the free job posting option may deliver limited success), save job listings for future use, and receive interest from candidates when your post job openings via UK job alerts.
4. Total Jobs (+4)
Rising from 8th to 4th is Total Jobs! A comprehensive job hunting and posting site which publishes thousands of new job ads every day, ranging from big company names such as Vodafone, to local independent companies. Like most job sites, they advertise positions in a broad range of sectors.
5. Reed (+6)
When we were making our last job sites list, Reed narrowly missed out, ranking in 11th position. 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.
6. Monster (-5)
Having been knocked off the top spot, monster now find themselves in 6th position on our list of job posting sites. Monster is a global provider of job hunt, 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.
7. Adzuna (New)
Adzuna gives candidates access to every job, do not share your data, and don’t give anyone else access to your data. A job seeker can cut through the noise and zero in on the right roles, while thier unique tools and salary data help individuals pinpoint that killer role for the right pay.
8. Glassdoor (New)
Glass door is unique to other job boards as it permits users to leave reviews about companies they have worked for. This helps future candidates to perform research and learn more about a company, to determine if they would be a suitable fit. They can learn more about thier superiors, peer opinions and office atmosphere, making Glassdoor one of the best job search websites.
9. CW jobs (New)
It was tricky deciding where this should be on our UK job boards list. Although it is a job board with its own URL, It is actually part of a wide group of the TotalJobs Group. They have over 12,000 jobs to search, which can be filtered down by whatever matters to job seekers – skill, location, remote jobs, role or company. They also have hundreds of great companies searching their CV database for new employees.
10. Guardian Jobs (New)
Guradian jobs has been the market leader in recruitment across the quality press for almost 20 years. They only list high quality job seekers & the highest calibre vacancies in sectors that include Media, Education, NHS, Government, Graduate, Secretarial, Charities, Marketing, Social Care and Arts among others.
Here are a few companies from our old best job search sites and best job websites list that unfortunatley did not manage to secure a top 10 position this time around.
Other job sites:
- Executivesontheweb.com (2nd)
- Efinancialcareers (4th)
- GAAPweb (5th)
- Cityjobs.com (6th)
- Jobsite (9th)
- Careerbuilder (10th)
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