Get the Gig: 5 Top Job Search Engines to Land Employment
Black Enterprise Magazine July/August 2018 Issue

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When it comes to job seeking, the more resources you have and the more diverse your efforts in finding a gig are, the better. You have your usual major search engines and boards, but what about other awesome sites to find and land that dream job?

Brazen Careerist offers other options, some that offer specialized resources for your ideal career and lifestyle:


Established: 2003, New York

Size: 6 million unique monthly users

Estimated Revenue: $11.5 million

USP: Originally designed to cater to executive-level job seekers

Who’s it for?

Senior or executive-level candidates or candidates with unique skill sets will get the most use out of TheLadders. Recruitment agencies, headhunters and executive search companies visit the site the most.

Be ready to spend money if you want full access to immediately apply to jobs through the site. A premium membership ranges $25 for one month to $149 for a year.

Free membership only allows you to preview job titles. Ultimately, TheLadders is best for experienced professionals willing to invest money into their job hunt.


Established: 1999, Virginia

Size: 4.2 million unique monthly users

Estimated Revenue: $9.1 million

USP: Marketed for primarily part-time and full-time hourly rate jobs

Who’s it for?

Snagajob was developed for hourly rate job placement and still leads this employment niche. The search engine is perfect for recent graduates, teenagers and blue and white collar hourly workers, as well as director and executive-level positions.

Some of the country’s largest retailers and consumer-oriented corporations advertise heavily on Snagajob, so it’s perfect for the inexperienced looking to find work quickly.

Read more at Brazen Careerist

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.