7 Valuable Job Search Sites for College Students

Don't limit your job search--find a job you'll love. Here are the websites that will give you the most exposure, plus the sites with the coolest job listings.

Are you a recent grad in the throes of your post-college career search or a current student looking for a part-time gig to bring in some extra cash? Whatever the case, it sounds like you need a job! Luckily, there’s no shortage of places on the internet to find work. The web is full of job sites that list open positions. Below, we’ll discuss seven of the best job search sites on the internet. Whether you’re ready to start your career or are just trying to make a few bucks during school, you’ll find plenty of job opportunities on these platforms.

1. Indeed

Chances are you’ve probably heard of Indeed.com. With over 250 million users per month, the company prides itself on being the “#1 job site in the world.” At first, it might seem counterintuitive to look for work on such a crowded platform, right? Well, not really. Although it’s one of the go-to sites for job seekers, it’s also a go-to site for job posters. No matter what field you work in, you’ll find dozens (if not hundreds) of relevant listings in your region.

Related: The Best Job Apps for Teens and New Grads

2. LinkedIn

LinkedIn isn’t just for staying up to date with your high school friends’ professional lives. It’s also a great place to find work! Using LinkedIn's job search feature, you can browse listings and research companies. You can even apply to jobs directly through the platform. One of the biggest benefits of job-hunting on LinkedIn is that it’s also a social media platform. You can easily find current employees at any company and reach out with questions, which offers a good opportunity to grow your network and learn about an organization before you submit your résumé. 

Related: How to Prepare Your Social Media for the Job Search

3. Monster

One of the pioneers of online job lists, Monster.com has been around for years. Way before Indeed and LinkedIn, Monster was connecting hopeful applicants with hiring organizations. But the Fortune 500 company has managed to stay relevant over the years. They continually adapt their platform to new technologies and cater to the changing needs of job seekers. Today you’ll find millions of job listings on their site, all accessible via desktop or mobile. Just upload your résumé once and use it to apply for as many jobs as you’d like.

4. Glassdoor

For a long time, it seemed like Glassdoor was just a platform that angry employees used to review their bosses. But as it turns out, it’s actually a popular job search site! Sure, their review feature is pretty sweet—it’s nice to see what current employees say about their compensation, benefits, and company culture. But their database of job listings isn’t too shabby either. While you’re on Glassdoor researching salaries, give their job listings a look. You’ll find many businesses in your area posting open positions on this site. 

Related: Job Search Survival Tips for College Seniors

5. AfterCollege

Are you looking for a job search site built strictly for college students? If so, AfterCollege.com could be the platform for you. This site hosts 25,000 companies that all post entry-level jobs and internships. You won’t have to scroll through 10 pages of open CEO positions before finding a job you’re qualified for. Their search engine also allows you to browse by college major, which is a nice feature for students who aren’t sure what they want to do after graduation. Just plug your major into the search tab and you’ll receive a list of postings relevant to your field! 

6. College Recruiter

Another student-centric site, CollegeRecruiter.com is an excellent place to find entry-level work. Many companies use this to find talented grads who show potential for growth in the industry. The folks at College Recruiter also maintain an excellent blog, where they share professional advice for students and recent graduates. They’ve published some stellar content over there, so be sure to check it out while you’re browsing jobs.

7. CoolWorks

If you’re looking for a way to make money and have fun during your school breaks, have a look at CoolWorks.com. This site posts unique listings for seasonal jobs all over the country. Want to work in a lodge at Yellowstone National Park? CoolWorks is the place to find that job! Or what about working as a ski instructor in the Rockies during winter? You’ll find jobs like that on this site too. They partner with dozens of national parks, campgrounds, and vacation spots around the country. Listings are updated frequently and there are even a few listings for year-round gigs as well, if you want to commit to a full-time adventure after graduation. 

Related: Need a Holiday Gig? 8 Perfect Part-Time Jobs for Students

For college students, the job-search process can be stressful. After all, how are you supposed to land a job in between classes, studying, and extracurriculars? Sometimes it feels impossible. But these sites can eliminate some of the stress from your job search. An hour or two on these platforms will help you compile a list of opportunities to apply for. Then all you have to do is submit your résumé and cover letter then wait for the interview requests to start rolling in! 

Find more tips on how to succeed in your first job search in our Internships and Careers section. 

Ryan Sundling is a Group Marketing Manager at Cardinal Group Management. He has over 10 years of experience in the student housing industry and works with Carolina Creek on a daily basis to help them with their marketing efforts.

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About Ryan J. Sundling

Ryan J. Sundling

Ryan Sundling is a Group Marketing Manager at Cardinal Group Management. He has over 10 years of experience in the student housing industry and works with Carolina Creek on a daily basis to help them with their marketing efforts.


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