Ranking of Best
Delaware Valley employment sites
Trenton, Philly, Delaware,
- last reviewed 2007 & updated 2009,
2011, with minor corrections in 2013
(Listed, then reviewed further down on this
(not free - see below) LinkedIn
(a free networking tool - see below)
The only job board worth paying
for (and only if you don't get a job from another site within
60 days of starting your search):
is a job board where you pay by the month or by the year to
be connected to
recruiters. The recruiters are classified by geography
and expertise. Because you paid
be a ladders member, the recruiters know you are serious about
finding a job as opposed to
else who is just "window shopping."
Ladders geographic search capabilities, however, are terrible.
(At least for someone living in Southern
Jersey.) This means that for someone not willing to relocate,
that the searches on this site will
cumbersome and return lots of jobs that don't really apply.
But don't despair! The positions
that are posted are often of higher compensation than found
so the effort worth
If you need recruiter
attention, then "The Ladders" is worth the fee. If
you are just casually looking
a position, don't waste your money or the time of the recruiters
affiliated with the service.
the free services below are terrific for most people's job-finding
A social network that you can use to find jobs: www.LinkedIn.com.
(There is an old saying in the
career-advice industry, that the people you know can be a better
than all the other approaches combined. I don't know if
I'd go that far, but "Linked In" is
the best tool I've seen for people to help each other.)
Over the last year, Craig's
List has emerged as a
major source of unique employment opportunities. Some
companies advertise there and nowhere else!
The best job boards
as of 2007:
Career Builder www.careerbuilder.com (Large inventory of positions- incl. Phila. Inquirer & Courier
The best interface as of 3/10/2007!
We promoted this from #5 to the top
of the traditional free services due to their new features
that present similar jobs to the ones
you have applied to. This reduces searching drudgery.)
2. Job Circle.com www.jobcircle.com (Many positions, good
(Yahoo - many postings)
Philly Jobs www.phillyjobs.com
(advanced) (Many positions.)
(However, the interface has not been
updated in the last couple of years and the ability
precisely restrict geographic searches is bad enough that this
site has dropped from #1 on
list in 2002 to the position it occupies today.
5. Monster.com www.monster.com (The
biggest single independent job board)
6. DICE High Tech
Jobs Online www.dice.com (Many Positions)
Jobs.com www.computerjobs.com (Lots of Programmer
& DBA positions)
8. Computer work.com