When it comes to websites and apps touting their ability to find you a job, the list is long these days.

Indeed, that’s one.

A top search site you’ve probably used when looking for your next job.

You’ll find thousands of local, remote and national openings on job websites, the digital version of what used to be the classified ads in your daily newspaper. Indeed Jobs is the most popular among those sites with salary information and company reviews provided. Results might be outdated, though. You don’t need an account to search, though you can certainly set one up for email notifications. Depending on your search terms, you could pull in thousands of results.

Employers can’t post jobs for free on Monster, another of the popular sites, and often salaries go unlisted. As one of the pioneers in the industry, Monster caters to job seekers from every imaginable industry. You can also use Monster for customized job alerts, and you can post your own resume to the site.

Chances are you’ve stumbled on Glassdoor if you’re interested in a company and tried to read the reviews about it. Did you know that Indeed’s parent company, Recruit Holdings, acquired Glassdoor in 2021? Glassdoor requires you to create an account to see these reviews, which, although fun to read, should be taken with a grain of salt, especially if there are only a handful.

ZipRecruiter is user-friendly though not as comprehensive as the others mentioned above. It’s best to know precisely what you’re looking for as its filtering options are limited.

Ladders vets its job listings; positions advertised pay $100,000 or more. While basic membership is free, paying for a subscription opens up considerably more options. If you’re a job seeker in a highly competitive market, a premium subscription might make sense. Most of the jobs listed are in major urban areas.

If you’re on LinkedIn, chances are you’ve received listings of jobs available. You’ll need a premium membership to unlock the best features. If your profile is detailed, you’ll likely receive connection requests from people you don’t know.

Snag A Job is often best for hourly employees seeking local positions. Spam and numerous ads can interfere with the efficiency of the search process on this platform.

With so many job search sites available, why use a search and staffing firm at all?

Remember, the most reputable search and staffing firms are not replicating what you can do from your home computer. They do more than Google search terms. They are more like a matchmaker – connecting the right people in search of a job with the right company that’s hiring.

The Lee Group, a leading staffing firm in Virginia, has built relationships with hiring managers and companies throughout Hampton Roads and Richmond and is doing just that – hiring people for specific open positions throughout the region.

When you submit your resume to a staffing agency like The Lee Group, the staffing managers in offices in Newport News, Chesapeake, Virginia Beach and Richmond can then see where you might fit the best based on your location, your background and your work needs and match you up.

Like the search sites, The Lee Group also has a job board you can explore, too, here.

Plus, because staffing managers and recruiters work for hiring managers at client companies, The Lee Group may have access to job openings that may have never made it to sites like Indeed or Monster.

Your time is valuable. Staffing firms don’t waste it.

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