With so many job websites out there, it can be difficult to know which ones are truly worth it. Thanks to search filters, networking features, and matching algorithms, entry-level job sites are well-equipped to help any recent graduate jumpstart their career. Here are 4 of our favorite job sites for recent graduates!
LinkedIn was first founded in 2003 and is now the largest professional networking platform, with over 690 million registered users. Many recruiters use LinkedIn as a database to find top talent for their companies. Creating a profile is free, but LinkedIn also offers a Premium membership. With a Premium membership, you can see who viewed your profile, detailed insights on the other applicants who applied for jobs you’re interested in, the ability to send messages to people outside of your immediate network, and access to LinkedIn Learning, where you can sharpen your professional skills with modules ranging from business writing to digital marketing to the foundations of SQL.
LinkedIn is especially valuable for entry-level job seekers because you can use it to send connection requests to grow your professional network. You can connect with people in your dream roles or alumni from your high school or college!
Indeed is now the most used job site on the market, with 250 million monthly users and an estimated 10 roles posted per second! Although Indeed isn’t specifically geared towards entry-level job seekers, Indeed is easy to use, completely free, and jobs are being constantly added.
Using Indeed, job seekers can find open entry-level positions in nearly every industry, including but not limited to customer service, finance, healthcare, marketing, real estate, and sales. To find entry-level positions, seekers can type in their desired job title and industry with the keywords “entry level” or “junior” added, or they can select “Entry Level” from the dropdown menu under the “Experience Level” filter.
Unlike Indeed, CollegeGrad is specifically marketed for college graduates pursuing entry-level opportunities (if you can’t already tell from the name). To start your search for a role, just type in your desired role and location and check the box next to the search bar that says “Entry Level.” Doing so will ensure that only entry-level jobs appear in the search results. Create an account with CollegeGrad to ‘save jobs’ for later, create customized job alerts, and complete a profile to help employers find you.
AngelList was founded to make it easier for startups to find top talent. AngelList is trusted by over 100,000 startups and offers great transparency in terms of salary and benefits upfront. You are also able to connect with executives and hiring managers directly through the site.
To start your search for entry-level roles, create a login and complete your profile. You can browse open positions by job title, location, and time commitment (full-time, part-time, internship, etc.). Typing “entry level” into the search bar will help collect any entry-level positions, as will selecting “0-1 years of experience” under “Filters.” AngelList caters to many sectors in the tech industry, such as online publishing, fashion, health, and fintech.
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