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Top 5 Best Job Sites to Submit Your CV

What are the best job sites to submit your CV to? We cover the top 5 sites for submitting your CV and applying for a new job. Whether you're looking for jobs in the medical profession, IT, marketing, accounting or any other skilled area, these sites are easy to use and provide access to thousands of employers.

Before we start listing the best job sites, we're going to explain what makes a good job website.

In our opinion, when you're looking for a new job, you want your CV to find the biggest pool of employers with the minimum amount of typing and searching. You don't want to have to register for several job sites and update your details on each of them one by one. Using a website which has a searchable database for employers is also benefit as employees can seek you out too.

Most modern job sites, and especially those run by big companies, provide an easy way to register, complete your profile and upload a copy of your CV. They also provide ways to filter your job search by industry, location and job type. Some even go as far as showing you jobs on a map so you can see train stations and roads.

Note: All of the job sites listed below are free. You should never have to pay to apply for a job.

Top 5 job sites to submit your CV to:

1. Monster

Monster Monster.co.uk
Monster claims to be the leading provider of online careers and recruitment resources and we'd have to agree with them! Monster is the number one job site for both recruiters and job seekers. It's a global monster that spans 36 countries. Register for the monsters site allows you to search for jobs and apply together with a copy of your CV and a covering letter. Job seeker details are also saved on the monster database for companies to directly recruit (headhunt) candidates. Unlike other job sites, monster also allows candidates to create their very own homepage including their profile, skills, experience and career goals.

2. Total Jobs

Total Jobs Totaljobs.com
Total Jobs is a well trusted source for candidates. It's been around for a while and contains over 220,000 job positions. The site looks a little dated but its still packed full of employers looking for people like you. There are countless industries including catering, not for profit, marketing, IT, management, legal and many others. There's a purpose built graduate zone for those of you who are students. You can subscribe to jobs by email, get career advice and keep lists of the jobs you've applied for. One of their latest features is the Map View which displays jobs using Google maps. It's excellent for working out your daily commute or journey times.

3. Jobsite

Jobsite Jobsite.co.uk
First launched back in 1995, jobsite.co.uk was one of the first sites to launch the jobs by email service. Since then, Jobsite has become one of the most popular job sites and has even won several awards including the Best multi-sector job board in 2011.

As with other job boards you can search for jobs by keyword, location and filter by date posted. Simply register and apply for jobs by attaching a copy of your current CV.

4. Reed

Reed Reed.co.uk
Originally founded in 1960, Reed is a family run business that places people into temp or perm jobs across a variety of areas. Reed is considered the UK's number one job website with over 114,000 job postings at any one time. Reed.co.uk is also backed up by 450 offices spread across 15 different countries. The Reed website itself still attracts a large number of employers and it's still as easy to use as ever. Just register, upload your CV and list out your skills. Then browse through jobs using keywords, sectors, locations, salary ranges and job types to find the perfect match.

5. Guardian Jobs

Guardian Jobs jobs.guardian.co.uk/
The Guardian is a well known British newspaper that's been published since 1821. It's online counterpart, guardian.co.uk, has a great selection of jobs, many of which are from high profile establishments. Coming from a journalism background, the website is easy to use and easy to read. But the big difference between the guardian website and other job boards is the fact that you don't have to register to apply for jobs.

Note Most jobsites allow agencies to post job adverts. Make sure you read the job advert carefully as you might be sending your CV to a recruitment agency. It's not a bad thing but prepare to be inundated with calls.

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