Millions of college students are graduating into the worst job market in recent history. The latest figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show the national unemployment rate at 6.2%.
A recent study shows hiring for entry-level college grad positions has fallen 45%.
This is on top of 2020 data that reported roughly 8% of companies had planned to revoke job offers to last year’s crop of graduates.
We’re here to help. We’ve compiled a list of must-know job sites for college grads (or anyone, for that matter).
Some job posting sites are totally free, while others cost a fee but will get you a premium listing. Click on the categories below to jump to the section you wish to view for the best job posting sites.
Page last updated: March 22, 2021
Primarily a way to connect venture capitalists to entrepreneurs, Angel.co is also a great place to go if you are looking to bring on any level of assistance in a start-up venture. Connecting talent, money, and the dream starts here.
Industry: Startup Jobs
A super-niche site designed entirely for those seeking to hire digital designers and engineers. Developers are located internationally, so this is great for a company seeking to globalize.
Industry: AngularJS Developers
This free posting site is generally for companies seeking “elite young professionals”. It is ideal for firms looking for an influx of new talent from a younger pool of applicants.
Industry: General – leaning toward management and finance.
The opposite of an aggregating site — this brings candidates in by flipping the script and creating a membership model. This means a streamlined service that can claim excellent applicants and avoids scams or spam.
An excellent site for recruiting remote and freelance talent, nationally or internationally. Further services help employers to cultivate, run, and maintain a remote team.
Industry: Remote workers
An aggregating site that claims to have almost 5 million listings from over 140k sources. Free for employers to post.
This 100% free listing site has spam and scam awareness to avoid wasting time and energy. Listings are entirely free and any money they make is from advertising rather than job seekers or employers.
JobZoom offers employers quick access to their postings, activity tracking, and campaign management with an easy-to-use dashboard. Free posting is available, but you can also pay for bigger exposure and targeting.
An easy-to-use and inexpensive job matching site. The ability to inexpensively boost a listing’s performance with small amounts of additional cash is key. Free with premium options starting at $10.
Designed strictly for those looking for elite-level professionals, Ladders is only for companies offering higher-tier salaries. It boasts a massive database, and over 8 million applicants use the service.
Industry: Business Professionals
This is a site that primarily offers comprehensive resume and interview services for applicants. However, it is also a great place to engage active and motivated new hires.
Focused entirely on the outdoor lifestyle industry, this site is designed for employers seeking explorers. Job listings are free.
Industry: Outdoor and Lifestyle Industries
Classified ads site that allows for free posting. It has improved organization over most classified sites, with appealing internal job search tools and social media engagement.
A clear aggregator site with simple intuitive tools. Also features alerts that tell recruiters when anyone with relevant skills has uploaded a resume to their site. Free, with premium options starting at $24.99 per month for 2 jobs.
A job board with 3,000 active remote jobs focused on the Tech industry. Includes excellent search-and-subscribe functionality and 39 unique job categories.
A very sleek and useful site that allows you to vet potential freelancers for any position. The site includes ways to easily pay these hires, communicate with them, and coordinate milestones for projects. Free with premium options for more visibility.
Industry: Freelance work
Offers ways to screen and track applicants easily. The service also has resources for employers including offering help with tracking and scheduling interviews as well as other useful employer-based applications.
Price: Free 30-day Trial. $55 Per Month
Convenient resume-seeking services mainly focused on the tech industry. Though jobs range internationally, the US is a primary target for these listings.
Price: First 90 days Free. $399 for 6 Months (Up to 300 Jobs)
If you are not sure about how best to structure your listing, Mighty Recruiter offers services to help you fine-tune your job post and then sends it to be listed on this and other major job search sites.
Price: Free Trial Period. $189 Per 3 Job Posts
Proven is now Upward.net. The objective is to combine the Proven features with the Upward.net job distribution platform so that you can get even more candidates and have more flexibility than before.
Price: Varies. “One size does not fit all.”
A large-scale aggregator, drawing from over 100 sites. The site boasts 9 million applicants, fast follow-ups.
Price: Free trial period, $199 Per Posting
A resource for employers looking for actuarial talent as well as a place where practicing actuaries can connect and gather materials. The various resources available make this an attractive site for both passive and active job seekers.
Price: $215 Per Post
Retail focused, this site looks at new hire placement for your company at every level, not just retail sales. From entry to high-level management they boast placement for large-scale companies like Kohls and Chipotle.
Price: $118 – $335 Per Post
Industry: Retail and Logistics
Using a sophisticated set of predictive tools, Appcast tries to make the recruiting process more intuitive and take the guesswork out. Listings you put on Appcast are treated similarly to a digital ad and spread to over 6000 websites.
Price: Pay Per Applicant
A niche site the has many resources for those with a need for applicants with experience working in medical associations. Many of these jobs are located in Chicago, which is where most medical associations tend to be listed. The careers portion of the site is surrounded by a forum and profiles of applicants and includes career advice.
Price: $300 Per Post
Industry: Association Jobs
Specifically for wooing creative tech designers, the site has a hip, silicon valley vibe and looks for applicants with similar aesthetics. They boast placements with Apple, eBay, Squarespace, and other high-level corporations.
Price: $100 to $400 for 60 Day Listing (Depending on Job, Bulk Discounts Available)
Industry: Creative Design and Information Technology
A massive “human capital solutions” site, it lives with Monster and Indeed in the pantheon of expansive jobsites. They cite 80 million applicants monthly and a huge range of potential candidates.
Price: $240 – $419 Per Job Post
Specializing in jobs for digital designers and creative artists, Coroflot is a site unique to targeting artistic talent. It features ease for viewing artist portfolios and claims it is the place to hire top-flight designers.
Price: $275 – $1,850 Per Post
Industry: Designers and Artists
The ubiquitous classifieds website is also a very useful site for posting employment opportunities. However, this is best used for low or entry-level positions as the site also can generate a great deal of unwanted traffic. In some areas listings are free, but in more populous places there is a nominal fee.
Price: $15 (Depending on Location)
A site that lives in the tech sphere offering the option of targeted campaigns and highlighted posts. The recruitment package sources resumes so it can offer only the most qualified candidates.
Price: $250 – $395 Per Post
Industry: Tech Professionals
Of course, the social media giant also has the facility to foster quality hires. Use your network to get your employment posts circulating and then boost and target ads and posts to woo the ideal candidate. Passive users — who might not even know they were looking — have a chance to see your ad too.
Price: Budget Based
Service specifically for those looking for remote or freelance workers. Because it is a subscription service for applicants, it weeds out a large percentage of less than qualified candidates.
Price: $14.96 Per Month Minimum or $29.95 Per Quarter Minimum or $49.95 Per Year Minimum
This classifieds site is similar to craigslist. A pretty vanilla listing page, it also focuses on employment. Unlike Craigslist, it claims to more comprehensively sort undesirable listings or applicants.
Price: $64.75 – $75 Per Post
A jobsite and a company review database, Glassdoor has information on your company such as salaries, and comments that will be useful for applicants to understand the culture of your office before sending in their resume. This facet saves you time on the other end as you field more candidates that are ideally suited to the position.
Price: $99 Minimum (Depending on Location)
Focuses on transitioning students out of college and graduate programs into practical positions. If you are searching for entry-level talent it is an ideal site for your listing.
Price: $195 Per Post Minimum or $995 Per Year
Industry: New Graduates
An elite site for those seeking to fill positions in the realm of higher education. Ideal for universities looking for faculty or staff on any level from adjunct to full professors.
Price: $295 For Up to 60 days For 1 Post
Industry: Higher Education
Hired asks that companies be vetted and become members of their site before being able to submit listings. However, once a member, the site boasts quick response time, eager applicants, and scaled pricing to save you money.
Price: Pay Per Applicant
Industry: Developers, Designers, and Product Managers
Idealist’s mission is to connect people who want to do good with opportunities for action. As a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, they only allow specific types of organizations to post, such as government agencies, nonprofit organizations, and social enterprises.
Price: $90 for Nonprofits and Government Agencies, $110 for Social Enterprises
Industry: Non-profit jobs
An industry leader known as the largest job site in the world. They boast over 200 million visitors a month from 60 countries. It’s a catch-all and must use for companies of any size.
Price: $10 Per Listing
The premier site for listing jobs in the Jewish sector including for Jewish organizations, synagogues, and camps. A weekly newsletter is a useful tool that comprehensively lists positions by location.
Price: $199.98 for 1 Post, Rates for Additional Posts
The site claims to be an excellent resource and a way to connect with over 20,000 resumes per month. They also offer access to a resume database so you can target passive users as well.
Price: $349 Per Month for 3 Job Postings
With a model that allows for those looking for help with full-time, part-time, or just gigs, this site is a listing opportunity for those looking for a variety of different kinds of work. Listings are pay per click.
Price: Pay Per Click
Specializing in supply chain and logistics hires. They cite the ability to connect to thousands of qualified applicants. The ideal job board for those in need of someone with this specific skill set.
Price: $118 – $335 Per Post
Industry: Logistics and Supply Chain
A site that caters particularly to connecting with local talent (or potential hires that live in a certain geographic area). They claim large-scale visibility to those who are looking at a particular zip code when considering their next position.
Price: $200 – $1080 Per Month or $2,200 – $11,664 Per Year
A quick and simple site that allows speedy access to your listings. They cite 500k employer accounts and over a million resumes.
Price: $29 Per Month, $79 Per Quarter, $199 Per Year
JuJu gives employers a chance to list jobs directly on a price-per-click basis. Because it is an aggregator it also posts jobs across a large number of other listing sites.
Price: Pay Per Click
Strictly designed for the creative industry with ease for viewing portfolios and seeking artistic talent. It boasts placement with Apple, The New York Times, ESPN, and more.
Price: $125 – $199 Per Post, $299 Per Month Membership
Industry: Digital Media and Creative Design
The site that allows you to fashion a professional network and display your digital resume is an ideal environment for those connecting with viable candidates. The ability to see connections between your applicants and your company is a great bonus when looking for recommendations.
Price: Price Based On Location
For those seeking quality applicants in media, marketing, and design. The site claims 1 million registered users and over 100k job views per month.
Price: $297 Per Post
One of the top three job sites (with Indeed and Careerbuilder) Monster is another way to get to a vast pool of candidates. It is a bit expensive, but costs go down with multiple posts.
Price: $134 – $425 Per Post
Nexxt helps companies discover ideal hires using a suite of recruitment strategies that include postings and resume database access as well as display ads. This array of tactics, they boast, will help whittle down the 60 million job seekers to your ideal candidates.
Price: $199 Per Month ($1790 Per Year Minimum)
On this site, it is free to search resumes, but you have to pay to download them. On the other side, they pay applicants for clicks on their uploaded resume, with the goal of getting a higher level of candidate.
Price: Free to Post, But Pay Per Resume Downloaded
Designed for attracting sales candidates, the site features tips and articles relevant to elite sales applications. With placement of over 1 million salespeople, and active social media, blog, and other digital collateral, it’s a solid resource if you’re looking for someone with sales skills.
Price: $199 – $999 Per Month
With a focus on hourly wage earners, many of the represented listings are in the hospitality arena, matching waitstaff, retail, or hotel workers with positions. The site also includes hiring and scheduling solutions for those using hourly earners.
Price: $89 Per Month Minimum
Industry: General (With Focus on Hourly Workers)
A job site that leans toward advertising, marketing, and creative design-based positions. If you are seeking professionals in communications this site is ideal.
Price: $249 Per Post
Industry: Advertising, Marketing, Design and Creative, Information Technology
Boasting 2 million plus tech-related candidates, TechFetch is a premier site for IT-specific hires. With the ability to sort by specific skills, employers have the opportunity to weed out unqualified candidates.
Price: $1499 – $2499 Per Year
Industry: Information Technology
A non-profit site managed by fourteen Fortune 500 companies that helps reduce recruitment costs with direct hire management. Caters particularly to veterans and early careers.
Price: $25 for 30 Days
Over 40,000 visitors per month come to youtern.com to match with your internship positions for business-level positions. They work with companies like TripAdvisor and Google to help them find applicants for their educational programs.
Price: $25.75 – $39 Per Post
This “cultural job search engine” gives employers the ability to share information about company culture and allows applicants to compare salaries and read testimonials in order to better understand how they might fit in. the opportunity to pay for sponsored advertising as well.
The premier security-cleared career network that specifically lists defense and intelligence jobs. If you need new hires with security clearance, this site courts those with that resume qualification.
Industry: Jobs That Require Security Clearance
Specifically focused on matching your company with entry-level and college transitioning students into the workforce. Also useful for posting quality internships, if looking for interns.
It has been shown that a diverse workforce is more efficient. Diversity Jobs is dedicated to making sure the hiring process for minority populations is managed well and it is helpful for all those looking for qualified and diverse candidates.
A job search engine that allows employers to post listings and will also aggregate a listing from the most popular sites. Caters mainly to blue-collar trades.
This aggregator has a membership model that allows for members to post listings and create profiles for potential applicants. It is a clean and powerful tool to use for posting full or part-time positions.
A resume-building site that primarily helps applicants tailor their CV for specific positions. However, the site also features a robust jobs listing board. Employers can be assured that candidates are at least motivated enough to have newly tweaked resumes.
Aggregating site designed for larger companies looking for larger pools of candidates for multiple positions. Allows employers to create a profile and showcase their brand.
Like the job market, the different job posting sites listed here may vary as new sites are created and others are removed. We’ve made every effort to ensure this list is complete and accurate. As such, the number of sites we’ve listed may vary slightly from the original 75 when this was created in 2017.
To have your website included on this list, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your site name, URL, industry, pricing model, and brief summary about your website.
Page last updated: March 22, 2021
Jennifer Gladstone is a news anchor and journalist with more than 20 years of experience in front of the camera. She's worked in several markets, large and small, and has performed nearly every task needed in a newsroom. As EBI’s Screening News Editor, she keeps EBI’s customers and blog subscribers up to date on the latest screening news and legislative alerts affecting companies of all sizes.