What are the best job search sites in 2016?
April 29, 2016 7:01 PM   Subscribe

It's been a long time since I looked for a job and a recruiter got me my current gig. Have you looked for a job in the past year? If so, how did you go about it?

Indeed feels clunky and slow and very "web 2.0" (aren't we on 5.0 by now?). Is there a nice, shiny site somewhere that companies use to post job ads nowadays?

If it matters, I'm a software engineer, mainly looking to work with Java or other JVM languages, but I have experience with some other platforms, too. I'm interested in distributed computing and "big data" systems.
posted by deathpanels to Work & Money (6 answers total) 36 users marked this as a favorite
Indeed is definitely the best place to post job ads. There's no bullshit, and alerts are awesome. That said, the more the merrier. Cross-post on Hacker News (1st of the month threads), LinkedIn Jobs, and Stack Exchange.
posted by oceanjesse at 7:27 PM on April 29, 2016

Re-reading this, let me rephrase and suggest that you apply for jobs on all of those platforms because they are great for both parties.
posted by oceanjesse at 8:32 PM on April 29, 2016

angel.co if you're into startups
news.ycombinator.com has a "Who's Hiring?" thread on the first of every month, so this Sunday.
craigslist.org yes craigslist
posted by rhizome at 9:20 PM on April 29, 2016

It sometimes depends on where you want to work. There are location-dependent job websites. You'll find the occasional job ad in topic/interest-based listservs, too.
posted by aniola at 10:22 PM on April 29, 2016

Anthology (used to be Poachable) is right up your alley.
posted by Emperor SnooKloze at 11:37 PM on April 29, 2016

I'm a programmer in the Bay Area and I just looked for a new job last holiday season. Here were the mass market job posty things I used that worked well:

1. Triplebyte. They introduced me to multiple companies that seemed very attractive.
2. Hired. Also introduced me to multiple companies that seemed attractive.
3. The HN who's hiring thread.
posted by value of information at 11:42 PM on April 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

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