The hiring process for nearly every company has moved online which has changed the way we find and apply to jobs. Sure, applying for jobs online is easy but you should also be posting your resume to websites to have an employer or hiring manager find you.
Many employers will search large databases such as Monster or Indeed to find qualified candidates. If your resume isn't posted, you may be missing out. We've got you covered with the best sites to post your resume to and increase your chances of being noticed. All of the sites listed are free to post your resume.
Here's where to post your top-notch resume online and have recruiters and hiring managers contact you.
Where to post your resume online (for free)
One site you don't see on this list is LinkedIn. There are a number of reasons for that, outlined in our LinkedIn-specific guide: How to Upload Your Resume on LinkedIn in 2021 (+ pictures)
Before you use your resume online, remember that your resume should be optimized for the ATS (Applicant Tracking Systems). In 2021, resumes should be written concisely and effectively to impress an employer. Ensure that you have the proper keywords for your job target within your resume so that your resume appears when a recruiter or hiring manager searches a database.
You can use ZipJob's free resume review service to check how your resume looks to an ATS.
11 best resume posting sites
Indeed is by far the largest job board in the United States and many other countries. If there is a single site you should have your resume posted on, it would be Indeed! Over 200 million job seekers and employers visit the site per month.
To post your resume on Indeed, simply visit the page and click the link on the top that says "Upload Your Resume." From there, you upload your resume and fill out an easy registration form.
Monster would currently take the number two spot for popular job search sites. Many recruiters and employers search Monster's large database of resumes.
To upload your resume to Monster, simple click the "Upload Resume" tab and then "post a resume" in the drop down menu. There is an upload resume button on the homepage as well.
CareerBuilder was founded in 1995 and is used by hundreds of thousands of employers. Its website states that it powers over 1000 career sites and serves millions of job seekers annually.
To add your resume simply click the "Add resume" link in the top left or follow the link on the homepage.
Glassdoor gained popularity by allowing employees to review their employers and has lately become popular for job seekers and employers.
To post your resume, simply click the "upload a resume" link on the homepage and follow the easy signup instructions.
ZipRecruiter has also gained popularity lately. It is used by thousands of employers and millions of job seekers annually.
The process to signup and upload your resume to the site is a bit confusing. You need to scroll all the way down to the footer and click the "Create Free Account" link. From there you'll complete the quick signup form and upload your resume. Ziprecruiter also makes it easy to apply to jobs with a single tap.
6. The Muse
This site has become really popular especially for millennials. Many startups and young companies use this platform to find candidates.
Posting a resume to The Muse requires signing up and applying for a job. The resume you use to apply will be saved for any future applications and for recruiters to view.
Many employers still use Craigslist--seriously!--to fill positions as it's cheaper than most of the other job boards.
To post a resume on Craigslist, click the "post to classifieds" link in the top left. From there you will select "Resume/Job Wanted" and follow the rest of the instructions. There is no upload link so you will need to copy and paste your resume into the text box.
This is the official job site for United States and its resume database is used by many government organizations and recruiters.
To upload your resume you need to create an account. Simply click the "Sign In" and select the "Create a new account" option.
9. Resume Library
Resume-Library is another great site to post your resume to. Upload your resume for free and search from thousands of jobs across all sectors and states. They'll put your resume in front of great companies looking for candidates just like you and send you matching jobs daily.
Simply click "Register" on the top right and follow the instructions to upload your resume.
10. College/University job boards
Check your college or University website for job search resources. Many job seekers overlook this resource which can be one of the best ways to find a job. Many local employers have connections with these schools and utilize their databases to search for employers. Look for references to Handshake or Purple Briefcase.
11. Industry specific sites
There are tons of industry specific job boards which can also be a great way to find a job. There are really good job boards in the financial, medical and technology sectors which many employers use. Just google your industry and "job board" to find relevant sites.
Here's a list of some industry specific job board lists from our team:
Tip: When you submit your resume to numerous job boards you may get a lot of spam emails. It's a good idea to create a new email address for your job search. This will help you stay organized and keep work-related emails from mixing into your personal email account.
Adding your resume to these resume posting sites might help you get seen. While you shouldn't rely on this method for an active job search, it's an easy way to passively get your resume in front of people.
As always, good luck with your job search!
The ZipJob team is made up of professional writers located across the USA and Canada with backgrounds in HR, recruiting, career coaching, job placement, and professional writing.