Once you get to a certain level of experience, you would hope to not have to start searching through job boards when you could be making advances within the company you are at, or better, spend your time actually networking. Hunting for executive positions is extremely competitive and in today’s environment, it is imperative that you are checking job search websites to stay ahead of the game.
We have found 10 of the best job search sites for executives and mentioned their key features as well as some of their advantages and disadvantages. Let’s look at what we found out.
Although the first on the list doesn’t post only executive jobs, it does have an awful lot of career advice for those in or looking for executive roles. Plenty of this information is free and without having to sign in to an account. ExecuNet was actually founded before the Internet so has helped thousands of people over the years, some have even landed impressive jobs with leading companies like Google, Apple, and Verizon.
The one thing that frustrated us a little is that you can’t see what the offering salary is, or the salary range. And, unlike many other sites for senior positions, you do need to provide an email address to even view posted jobs.
Finding an executive job is a bigger challenge than ever. Unicorn.io allows candidates to reverse their hiring strategies, Candidates will no longer need to seek jobs the old way by looking at roles and applying for multiple jobs; the Unicorn platform simply connects talents with opportunities, job seekers with employers. When creating a profile on Unicorn.io you’re not totally alone in your job search. The platform connects screened tech talents looking for their next job and approved companies searching for the right person to help their company. With Unicorn.io you no longer have to sift through job boards to find potential openings, companies apply directly to you!
Ladders has gained an excellent reputation since it first began in 2003. Since then, more than 1.5 million resumes have been reviewed. There have been executive positions posted on Ladders that not many other sites have been able to match, including for companies like Google. The site has some practical tools including a job search by company. The jobs that are posted on Ladders focus on salaries of $100,000 minimum.
There is a basic membership that will allow you to apply for jobs and a premium membership will good benefits but either way, the service is going to cost.
- Robert Half
Again, Robert Half was founded years before the Internet, more than half a century ago. It is now one of the most famous staffing agencies across the globe. Their objective is to match people with their ideal job in less than 90 days. As well as a highly professional website, you will be able to visit one of the 350 locations if you prefer to talk to someone face to face. The slight negative is that the search results aren’t always spot on for executive positions.
The biggest advantage of Headhunter is the simple user interface, making the whole site very straightforward to navigate. You can perform job searches and set up alerts for when suitable jobs are updated, which is actually quite frequent. You can also upload your resume. Some of the jobs seem to have been sourced from Robert Half, so you might want to use this with another site for more specific executive jobs.
LinkedIn probably doesn’t need much of an introduction and it is likely that you already have a profile on this site to encourage networking. The main advantages are that you can see a huge array of executive jobs and as long as your profile is visible, you might even be headhunted. Plus, you can view the company’s full profile on LinkedIn to get more of a feel for who they are.
Remember, if you are visible to recruiters, it is likely that you will get offers that you are not interested in. You will also have to sign up for the premium site if you want to gain from all of LinkedIn benefits.
Indeed now has the most traffic of all the job search sites in the U.S with a staggering 250 million visits per month. We also like Indeed for its international opportunities, available in 60 countries and 28 different languages. This site knows exactly what it is doing and does it extremely well. It is also great that you don’t need to have a profile on Indeed to view or apply for jobs. Strangely enough, the negative is the sheer volume of jobs, it might require some time to sit through them all to find the right one for you.
Today, there are 16 locations in the U.S and Lucasgroup also has created partnerships in the U.K and Canada. This is quite handy because not all of the openings are listed on the website. The reason for this is that with dealing exclusively with mid-tier to Fortune 500 companies, there are confidentiality concerns. The company is dedicated to executive job roles and has 30 years of experience in doing so.
The main idea of Glassdoor is company reviews and not many would think to use the easy job search tool, nevertheless, it is now one of the top job sites in the U.S and the company, interview, and salary reviews do give you an excellent overview of the companies you search for. Even the employee reviews will give you insights you wouldn’t get from an interview.
- The Muse
The Muse made it on to our list because you can access career coaches who can help you with improving your resume and preparing for interviews. Companies can upload more information than other job sites allow them to do, even a look at the offices. Because of the information you can find, it will be easier to find a job that matches your career goals. You won’t find any employee reviews, so what you see is what the company wants you to see.