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Guide To The UK’s Top 10 Job Boards

Guide to the UK’s Top 10 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. Back in 2015 we wrote an article about the the top 10 job boards in the UK, and now 6 years later in 2021, we have updated the list to see who is new to the table and who has been kicked off thier podium!

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1. CV Library (+6)

Knocking off thier top spot is CV Library who were previously ranked #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.

2. Wikijob (previously unranked)

These newcomers to the top 10 list (sorry to executives on the web) are most ideal for those looking at a variety of options, especially remote working. 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 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 list, and even being in 3rd position considering they are the most popular of ll the job boards with 10 jobs added to the site every second. Indeed is an easy to use tool that can help people find relevant jobs locat to them and thier search features make it easy to look for roles that suit other requirements.

While this is a good tool for finding vacancies, it’s not necessarily the most comprehensive solution, especially for employers.

4. Total Jobs (+4)

Rising from 8th to 4th is Total Jobs! 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.

5. Reed (+6)

When we were making our last 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)

Haing being knocked of the top spot, monster now find themselves in 6th position. Monster 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.

7. Adzuna (New)

Adzuna gives candidates access to every job & do not share you data don’t give anyone else access to your data. They cut through the noise so you can zero in on the right roles, while thier unique tools and salary stats help you pinpoint that killer role for the right pay.

8. Glassdoor (New)

Glass door is unique as a job board as it permits users to leave reviews about companie sthey havve 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.

9. CW jobs (New)

It was tricky deciding where this should be on our list. Although it is a job board with its own URL, It is actually part of a wide group of the total Jobs group. They have over 12,000 jobs to search, which can be filtered down by whatever matters to you – skill, location, role or company. They also have hundreds of great companies searching thier 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.

Honourable mentions

Here are a few companies from our old list that unfortunatley did not manage to secure a top 10 position this time around.

  • (2nd)
  • Efinancialcareers (4th)
  • GAAPweb (5th)
  • (6th)
  • Jobsite (9th)
  • Careerbuilder (10th)

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