Best job sites in the UK

Best job sites UK

Looking for an exciting new role, but feel overwhelmed by the never-ending list of job sites available? 

To help you out, I’ve scoured the minefield of options, to bring you the 20 best job sites in the UK...

All reviewed and rated on key factors such as; number of live roles, key features and ease of use,

The sites on this list will allow you to be time-efficient, maximise your role targeting and get closer to landing your dream job

 

 

CV-Library

CV library job site

With an independent survey of almost 200,000 job seekers revealing that CV-Library is the UK’s favourite job board, it comes as no surprise that this popular website takes the top spot on my list.

Launched in 2000, CV-Library has since become the fastest growing and largest independent job board in the UK. True to its name, this top-quality site boasts an extensive database of live roles across the country, catering for every industry and profession you could possibly imagine.

The website is chockablock with useful features, allowing you to efficiently search and apply for roles across all sectors, experience levels and locations.

 

Best job site for: 

Applying for location and industry-wide roles on-the-go.

No. of live roles: 

190,000+

Top features: 

  • Thousands of new roles added daily, covering all locations and professions.
  • Easy 1-click apply system.
  • Create up to 20 job alerts.
  • Agency and employer directory to find companies hiring locally.
  • Career advice section containing helpful application tips and how-to guides.

Usability: 

  • Modern, clean and easy-to-follow website.
  • Job alerts can be set up in less than a minute.
  • CVs uploaded in a single click.

Filtering options:

  • Keywords/job title, location and distance.
  • Minimum/maximum salary and salary type.
  • Job type.
  • Order by salary, distance or most recent.

CV upload:

Yes.

  • The simple file upload system from desktop, mobile, tablet or via email will immediately put your CV in front of 10,000 companies. Upload your CV here.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, create job email alerts and/or push notifications for up to 20 unique searches.

Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a mobile app with full features.

 

 


Adzuna

Adzuna

Adzuna is a job search engine, rather than a job board. This means it automatically pulls jobs from thousands of sources daily, bringing you a complete list of live roles available for your search. Using a job search engine like this is essential, as it allows you to ensure you never miss an opportunity.

Thanks to the sheer volume of searchable roles, coupled with their impressive ValueMyCV tool, I’d recommend making Adzuna one of the first stops during your job hunt.

 

Best job site for: 

Understanding your market value and discovering jobs that suit your skills.

No. of live roles: 

1 million +

Top features: 

  • Over 1 million unique, live jobs available to search.
  • ValueMyCV - upload your CV to get a free, instant estimate of your market value.
  • Get automatically matched to suitable roles, based on your skills and experience.
  • Boasts the UK’s largest database of salary statistics.
  • Free CV checker to identify spelling, grammar, length and formatting issues.
  • Automatic smart job alerts, based on search filters and algorithms.

 

Usability: 

  • Overall, the website is quick-to-load with a clear and modern design.
  • The ValueMyCV system is a simple, step-by-step process.
  • I was frequently prompted to set up job alerts.

Filtering options:

  • Job title/company and location.
  • Salary range.
  • Phrase and/or keyword(s) match.
  • Contract type and hours.
  • Date added.

CV upload: 

Yes.

A simple file upload system immediately takes you through handy valuation and CV checker tools, before matching your CV to relevant jobs.


Job email alerts: 

Yes, daily email alerts based on your CV matches and/or chosen search queries.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a mobile app for job hunting on-the-go.

 

 

TotalJobs (+JobSite)

Total Jobs

Having recently partnered with JobSite, TotalJobs now boasts even more live roles, as well as an extensive database of employers looking to connect with jobseekers.

Catering for everything from part-time and temporary contracts to full-time, permanent jobs across all locations, industries and professions, this popular site is a must for anyone seeking a new role.

I’d recommend uploading your finished CV to this website - with other 6,000 employers searching their combined database every month, you might just find that employers come directly to you!


Best job site for: 

Uploading your CV and being headhunted by recruiters.

No. of live roles: 

250,000+

Top features: 

  • Thousands of live roles across all industries and locations. 
  • Targeted email alerts based on the most recent and relevant jobs.
  • Popular CV database which automatically sends your CV to employers advertising for roles that match your profile.
  • Career advice and salary checker to keep you in-the-know.

Usability: 

  • Bright, modern and simple design.
  • The search function, CV upload and alert creation are clearly accessible via the homepage.
  • Handy one-click apply system available after uploading your CV and cover letter.

 

Filtering options:

  • What and where.
  • Salary and job type.
  • Minimum salary.
  • Date posted.
  • Recruiter type (employer or agency).

CV upload: 

Yes.

Once uploaded, over 6,000 recruiters per month can view your CV. You’ll also gain access to an instant job match system, application tracker and one-click apply button.

 

Job email alerts: 

Yes, but you’re required to sign-up first. You can also receive instant push notifications via the mobile app.

Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a mobile application for applying on-the-go.

 

 

Indeed

Indeed

Everyone knows about Indeed -  in fact, it’s the most popular job board in the country! The site, like Adzuna, is essentially a job search engine; pulling thousands of jobs from all over the internet into one easy-to-use system.

Indeed is one of the most comprehensive job boards available, with 10 jobs added every second. I’d recommend browsing regularly during your job search to ensure you’re not accidentally missing out on the perfect role.

Best job site for: 

Ensuring you never miss a single opportunity.

 

No. of live roles: 

500,000 + in the UK.

Top features: 

  • Sources job advertisements from all over the web, giving you an aerial view of all the live roles you should be applying for.
  • Company reviews are integrated into job listings, allowing you to find the best and avoid the worst employers.
  • Salary comparison function to make sure you’re getting what you’re worth.
  • Upload your CV to their database to allow employers to contact you directly.

Usability: 

  • While the design is fairly basic, it’s very easy to search for jobs.
  • Indeed converts your CV to fit their uniform formatting system, but the CV converter has received some bad reviews. Double check your information before applying.

Filtering options:

  • What and where.
  • Distance.
  • Salary estimate.
  • Job type. 
  • Company.
  • Job site (choose whether to view listings direct from employers vs job boards).
  • Option to see vacancies uploaded in last 3/7/15 days etc.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Your CV will be reformatted into their system. Alternatively, you can build a new CV to fit their format.
  • Once uploaded, over 250,000 UK employers will have access to your CV, while you’ll be able to make use of an easy apply button and personal inbox.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, they can be created using a simple form, with no need for sign-up.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a simple but easy-to-use mobile application.

 


Glassdoor

Glassdoor

Glassdoor is an international job board and employer review site, which has been gathering employer reviews and salary information since 2008.

Reviewers comment on the general working environment, conditions and promotion opportunities within a workplace, meaning you have a better chance of finding a role that’s the right fit for you. Their interview insights are also particularly helpful in getting you prepared for the big day.

While Glassdoor might not have the volume of UK roles that some of the bigger job sites do, I’d still recommend including it into your job search. There's simply no beating it in terms of gaining real-life insight on employers before applying!


Best job site for: 

Reading authentic employer reviews and getting a feel for the interview process.


No. of live roles: 

200,000+ in the UK.

Top features: 

  • Read authentic reviews and salary reports of over 1 million companies worldwide.
  • Gain interview insights and discover commonly asked questions, to help you prepare.
  • Filter jobs based on company ratings - badly rated employers won’t even appear!
  • Browse and apply for worldwide job listings.
  • Set up highly-customizable job alerts for unlimited searches.

Usability: 

  • Simple search function allows you to easily view employee reviews, ratings, salary insights and benefits alongside job ads.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you can create job alerts in a single click.

Filtering options:

  • Job title, company and location.
  • Job type.
  • Date posted.
  • Distance.
  • Company rating.
  • Company size.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Once uploaded, you can apply for jobs in a single click from any device, though uploaded CVs aren’t searchable by recruiters/employers.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, but sign-up is required.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a mobile application, complete with employer reviews and salary info.

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn

To many, LinkedIn might just seem like a fancy online CV and careers-focused social network. But did you know that it’s also an incredibly effective job hunting platform? It’s hands down the best online platform to connect with potential employers.

As well as boasting its very own job board, LinkedIn gives you the power to switch your career interests to ‘on’ and become discoverable to hiring recruiters. If you ensure your profile is complete, up-to-date and packed with skills, opportunities could land directly in your inbox.

Best job site for: 

Professionals looking to network, showcase their skills and find new opportunities.

 

No. of live roles: 

2 million +

Top features: 

  • Search a huge database of roles from all over the web.
  • Boost your credibility and increase your chances of employment by creating a LinkedIn profile.
  • Build a network of professional industry contacts.
  • Share your career interests with recruiters and get headhunted.

Usability: 

  • You won’t be able to access the majority of LinkedIn’s features without first creating a profile. You’ll be taken through an easy step-by-step guide to create your profile, but it may take some time to fill in to a high standard.
  • Once registered, the website and job board are easy to use, but some may find the number of promoted vacancies frustrating.

Filtering options:

  • Job title, company and location.
  • Date posted.
  • Job type.
  • Industry.
  • Experience level.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Your LinkedIn profile will act as your CV, which you can use to ‘Easy Apply’ for roles. However, I’d recommend contacting the company outside of LinkedIn, with a hard and tailored copy of your CV.

Job email alerts: 

Yes - once a search results page has loaded, switch the ‘Job Alert’ button to ‘on’.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, with a very handy mobile application.

 

 

Monster

Monster

You probably won’t be surprised to see Monster on my top 20 best job sites list - it’s got to be one of the most well-known job boards in the world.

This robust job board contains listings from all over the country and features roles across all professions and sectors. Interestingly, it also features a huge range of international roles, making it a good bet for those seeking to find a role abroad.

Monster is a well-known, high-traffic website, so I’d definitely recommend taking the time to upload your CV to their database - you never know who might see your potential and give you a call!


Best job site for: 

Gaining easy access to jobs all over the world.

No. of live roles: 

19,000+ in the UK and thousands more internationally.

Top features: 

  • Easily search and apply for jobs both in the UK and internationally.
  • Extensive company profile database, to help you choose the right employer.
  • Free CV assessment and high CV visibility.
  • Set up job alerts for unlimited job searches.
  • Salary calculator, to make sure you’re being paid the right amount for the work you do.

Usability: 

  • It’s easy to search for live roles, but can be difficult to locate other site features, such as the free CV assessment.
  • There are more paid job advertisements than the other sites on my list, meaning search results can be less relevant.

Filtering options:

  • Job title and location.
  • Radius.
  • Date posted.
  • Job type.
  • Salary range.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Once uploaded, you’ll receive a free CV assessment, be able to apply for live roles with one click and be viewable by a global network of employers.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, a clear ‘create job alert’ button appears on every search results page.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a user-friendly mobile application.

 

 

Guardian Jobs

Guardian jobs

You might be familiar with the Guardian news brand, but this well-known publication also runs an independent job board which is packed with high-quality roles across the country.


This website won’t suit everyone, as it’s far more sector-specific than the major job boards and generally lists less than 10,000 roles at any time. However, if you’re seeking a high-calibre role with a well-known employer, you’ll be hard pressed to find a more organised and user-friendly website.

Best job site for: 

Accessing sector-specific, high-calibre roles.


No. of live roles: 

9,000+

 

Top features: 

  • Search high-calibre roles across the Media, Education, NHS, Government, Graduate, Secretarial, Charities, Marketing, Social Care and Arts sectors.
  • Set up personalised job email alerts.
  • Upload your CV to be headhunted by their extensive recruiter database.
  • Top-quality careers advice section offering tips on the application and interview process.

Usability: 

  • Overall, Guardian Jobs is one of the most user-friendly and well-organised job sites available.
  • If you sign-up, you’ll be able to shortlist roles, manage applications and apply for jobs in a single click.

Filtering options:

  • Job title, location and distance.
  • Job level.
  • Salary.
  • Hours.
  • Contract (job type).
  • Education level.
  • Recruiter type.
  • Option to search for remote roles.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Once you upload a CV or create a Guardian Jobs profile, you’ll be instantly matched to relevant jobs and shown to thousands of reputable recruiters.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, create up to 10 job alerts with your email alone.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes - the website is mobile-friendly, but there’s no application.

 

Milkround

Milkround

If you’ve recently graduated or are looking to gain entry-level experience in your field, Milkround should be your go-to jobs website. This site specialises in internships, placements, graduate jobs and graduate schemes, so will give you easy access to a great list of exciting and relevant opportunities.

Milkround also packs in plenty of handy career resources, such as an advice hub, top 100 graduate employers list and psychometric survey to help you discover a well-matched, rewarding career.

Best job site for: 

Finding the UK’s best internships, placements and graduate roles.

No. of live roles: 

500-1,000.

Top features: 

  • Highly-specialised job board of graduate and entry-level roles, placements and internships.
  • Handy psychometric quiz to better understand your skills and working styles. This can also be shared with recruiters, to ensure you find a role that suits you.
  • Set up a daily email alert to be notified of relevant roles.
  • Put your CV in front of the UK’s top graduate employers.
  • Browse expert graduate careers advice.

Usability: 

  • Modern and well-designed website with a clear and easy-to-use job search function.
  • With so many entry-level roles in one place, it’s a highly efficient way for graduates to job hunt.

Filtering options:

  • Date posted.
  • Job type.
  • Start month.

CV upload: 

Yes.

once uploaded, you can apply for roles with a single click. MilkRound is partnered with several other job boards, so your CV will be available to a large network of employers.

 

Job email alerts: 

Yes, set up a daily email alert containing a list of relevant roles.


Mobile friendly: 


Yes, the website is easy-to-use on mobile, but there’s no app.



Reed

Reed

Launched way back in 1995, Reed was the UK’s first ever job board. The company’s mission is ‘to help the world Love Mondays’ - and with vacancies from over 25,000 top recruiters a year, they’re certainly keeping their promise.

Considering this easy-to-use website has over 5,000 new jobs added every single day, it’s a worthwhile addition to your job hunting routine. I particularly enjoyed Reed’s courses and training search facility - if you’re looking to add to your skillset and boost your CV, you’ll be able to browse a great range of classroom-based, online and free courses.


Best job site for: 

Browsing the latest roles from the UK’s leading and largest employers.

No. of live roles: 

260,000+

Top features: 

  • Thousands of roles across all sectors, career levels and locations.
  • Search through a directory of the UK’s leading employers and their current vacancies - ideal for those seeking a role in a large, corporate organisation.
  • Browse a range of vetted CV-boosting courses.
  • Gain insights into your market worth with an average salary checker.
  • Upload your CV and create a job seeker profile to allow a huge database of British recruiters to contact you.

Usability: 

  • I’d say that Reed has some of the best search features of all UK job sites. Directly from the homepage, you’re able to search for jobs by company, sector and specialism or view all vacancies in your local area - you can really narrow down your search!
  • As a whole, the website is well-designed and easy to navigate.

Filtering options:

  • What and where.
  • Distance.
  • Salary (from/to).
  • Job type.
  • Date posted.
  • Specialism.
  • Suitable for graduates?

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • With a large number of employers using Reed’s CV search tool to find suitable candidates, you could be opening yourself up to some great opportunities.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, opt in to receive the latest vacancies straight to your inbox - tailored to your previous searches, field and location.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, download their app to receive instant job alerts, apply to roles instantly and shortlist the roles that interest you most.

 

 

CharityJob

From the British Heart Foundation to Cancer Research, CharityJob is a one-stop-shop for jobs in the UK’s thriving charity sector. This specialist charity job board works with the country’s leading charity organisations to help passionate job seekers find rewarding opportunities.

They have roles listed all over the country to suit all skills, professions and experience levels - so even school leavers and graduates can find an opportunity to kickstart their charity career. On top of this, their insightful careers advice section is packed with handy application tips and career guides tailored specifically for the third sector.

Best job site for: 

Gaining access to rewarding not-for-profit jobs nationwide.

No. of live roles: 

2,000+

Top features: 

  • Niche job board containing thousands of the country’s top charity roles.
  • Specialist volunteer job section for those wishing to give back, boost their CV or build new skills.
  • Handy charity course database to help you accelerate your NPO career.
  • Huge range of career advice articles with useful CV, application and interview tips.
  • Receive recommendations and/or job alerts for roles that suit your skills and experience.

Usability: 

  • Clean and easy-to-follow - I had no issues navigating the site.
  • A highly-convenient way to search for third sector roles.

Filtering options:

  • Keywords, location and distance.
  • Cause.
  • Contract type.
  • Salary.
  • Date posted.
  • Option to search for home-based or entry-level jobs only.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Uploading your CV will make applications more convenient, but it doesn’t seem that recruiters are able to view it.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, set up daily, weekly or monthly alerts based on your searches.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, the website is very mobile-friendly, but there’s no mobile app.



TES 

Teachers are in demand, but finding the right role can feel overwhelming. If you can relate, I’d recommend heading straight over to the TES website - it’s my top pick of all teaching and education job websites.

Primarily an online teaching community (with a whopping 11.6 million users), the site also features the largest selection of academic, education and teaching jobs in the world. As well as gaining a plethora of education news, tips and advice, I’m 99% sure you’ll spot the perfect role here!

Best job site for: 

Finding top teaching, academic and education roles across the UK and internationally.

No. of live roles: 

6,000+

Top features: 

  • Comprehensive, specialised job board containing the country’s top teaching, education and academic roles.
  • Access international teaching roles.
  • Take a short quiz to receive faster and more relevant role suggestions.
  • Create job alerts to keep you informed as soon as new roles are posted.
  • Upload your CV to quickly and easily apply for jobs.
  • Read up on the latest career advice for teachers and education professionals.

Usability: 

  • The site loads quickly, while searching for jobs is clear and straightforward.
  • It’s hands down the most efficient way to search for education roles!

Filtering options:

  • Keyword, location and distance.
  • Position.
  • Workplace type.
  • Subject.
  • Contract term.
  • Ages taught.
  • Option to see jobs suitable for NQTs only.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Once uploaded, TES will recommend suitable roles based on your CV content. You’ll also be able to apply using their ‘quick apply’ function.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, set up job alerts for specific roles, subjects and institutions with your email alone.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a free TES job app.


 

JobToday

Looking for quick work with an immediate start? Head to JobToday - it’s their speciality! What sets this website apart from the rest, is the fact that you’re guaranteed a reply from each company you apply to within 24 hours - hence the name.

I also found that their mobile app was one of the best out there. After a simple sign-up, you can view immediate start roles based on your location and chosen sector, instantly chat with employers and set up interviews in-app.

Best job site for: 

Finding work with an immediate start and hearing back from employers promptly.

 

Top features: 

  • Find country-wide jobs with immediate starts, across a range of sectors.
  • Plenty of hourly and part-time roles available for those with no experience.
  • One of the best job apps available, featuring live chat with potential employers, in-app interviews setup and guaranteed replies within 24 hours.

Usability: 

  • With a focus on pushing immediate start and hourly-rate roles, it couldn’t be easier to find a job - fast!
  • It’s quick and straightforward to create a JobToday profile, which will then allow you to apply for jobs instantly and chat with employers via desktop or app.

Filtering options:

  • What and where.
  • Employment type.
  • Immediate start?
  • No experience?
  • Languages.
  • Industry/sector.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • You’ll need to create your own JobToday profile, which acts as your CV. It might take you half an hour or so to fill in, but once completed, you’ll be able to apply for roles with ease and be found by active recruiters.

Job email alerts: 

No

Mobile friendly: 

Yes - one of the best I’ve seen!


FlexJobs 

Whether it’s to spend more time with your family, wave goodbye to the commute or simply because you can’t stand the four walls of a corporate office, FlexJobs is a great platform for finding a remote or flexible working role.

While the other job websites on my list do post remote and home working roles, identifying them can be quite a challenge. FlexJobs evaluate all the remote and flexible job opportunities from across the web and displays the best on their simple interface, resulting in an easier, faster and safer experience. Additionally, freelancers can even use it to find new projects and clients!

One key point to note here, is that FlexJobs is not free. It costs $14.95 (approximately £12.50) per month to join, though you can save by signing up annually. The site is generally reviewed well, so if you’re desperate for a flexible role, it may be worth the investment.


Best job site for: 

Discovering thousands of vetted flexible, remote, freelance and contract job opportunities.

 

Top features:

  • The biggest online job board for finding remote and flexible roles.
  • All roles are vetted by their team, so your information is safe and there’s no risk of junk or scams.
  • A range of job search resources, such as content, coaching and skills tests, specifically for remote and flexible working jobseekers.
  • Company information on over 40,000 companies who hire for remote or flexible roles.

Usability: 

  • Job listings are limited if you’re not signed up, so you will need to part with your money to get the most out of this website.
  • The website is generally easy-to-use, but you’ll need to make good use of their filtering options, as not all jobs are 100% remote.
  • There are several complaints online about out-of-date listings.

Filtering options:

  • Keywords and location.
  • Job type (employee, freelance, temporary etc).
  • Categories.
  • Career level.
  • Work schedule.
  • Remote work level.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • They call this a ‘resume profile’, which is basically a FlexJobs CV which is used to match you to suitable roles. It’s also shared with a worldwide database of remote and flexible employers.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, but they’re only available to paying members.


Mobile friendly:

Yes, although the website appears slightly cluttered on mobile. You may find it easier to use FlexJobs on a computer.

 

 

UK Startup Jobs 

From diverse responsibilities and better opportunities to a smaller, close-knit team and added flexibility, the benefits of working at a startup are attractive.

So, if you’re looking to get your foot in the door with a thriving startup, I’d recommend UK Startup Jobs. Having launched back in 2011 to cater for the boom in startup companies, it boasts a dedicated job board and community for startup job seekers, recruiters and employers. 

While there are a few other startup job boards out there, this would be my top pick if you’re looking to find an exciting role in a solid British startup - the listings are clearly vetted and I didn’t come across any spam.

Best job site for: 

Finding exciting opportunities with the country’s leading startups.


Top features: 

  • A range of high-quality jobs posted directly from the UK’s top startups.
  • Companies hiring for entry-level to senior startup posts.
  • Receive a weekly jobs email containing recent roles and careers advice.
  • Optional desktop alerts to keep up-to-date with relevant roles.
  • Great blog to gain insights into life at startups and understand what skills and experience they’re looking for.

Usability: 

  • Simple and easy-to-use interface which only displays startup jobs.
  • Very easy to apply for roles, with no registration required – simply upload a CV and cover letter.

Filtering options:

  • Search by keyword only.

CV upload: 

No.

  • You’ll have to upload a CV every time you apply for a role here. However, this gives you the chance to tailor your role to the specific job you’re applying for, which will boost your chances of landing an interview.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, sign-up to their weekly email and/or enable desktop notifications.


Mobile friendly:

Yes, the website is easy to use on mobile, but there’s currently no app for download.



CWJobs

If you’re looking for a role in the IT or technology sector, CWJobs should be your first port of call.

This handy job board boasts over 12,000 live roles in all areas of the country, across all tech skill sets and professions. Additionally, hundreds of the UK’s leading tech employers use their CV database to headhunt new recruits - so it’s well-worth taking the time to upload yours.

Ultimately, if you’re in the market for a tech role, your job hunting time will be far more efficient here.

Best job site for: 

Applying for a wide range of tech and IT jobs with ease.

No. of live roles: 

12,000+

Top features: 

  • Niche job board featuring a wide range of permanent and contract IT and tech roles.
  • Set up targeted alerts to be notified of the latest jobs.
  • Upload your CV and be put in front of the best employers in the sector.
  • Great mobile application with instant job notifications and easy-apply - a must for all tech job seekers.
  • Handy IT salary calculator to help you understand your market worth.

Usability: 

  • Slick and easy-to-use interface, making for a highly-efficient job hunting platform for sector-specific job seekers.
  • I experienced no problems signing up and uploading a CV - it’s all very straightforward.

Filtering options:

  • Job title/skill/company and location.
  • Distance.
  • Salary and job type.
  • Recruiter type.
  • Date posted.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Once uploaded, your CV will be available to hundreds of IT and tech employers - so make sure it’s flawless and packed with technical skills!

Job email alerts: 

Yes, the ‘Jobs By Email’ feature will match alerts to your selected criteria.


Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a very useful mobile app for keeping up with the latest IT roles on-the-go.



We Work Remotely

More and more people are looking for remote roles, which basically means you’re allowed to work from anywhere - whether that’s a tropical beach-side cafe or simply your cosy home office. We Work Remotely is the largest remote-specific jobs board on the web, so you can easily browse roles that aren’t restricted to a commute or specific location.

You’re likely to face some stiff competition here, as most roles are open to worldwide applicants - so it’s not the best for entry-level job seekers or fresh grads. However, if you can boast a few years of experience and some industry expertise, this site may just be your one-way ticket to a remote-working lifestyle.

Best job site for: 

Finding and applying for the best remote roles available.

No. of live roles: 

500+

Top features: 

  • Browse the world’s latest remote/home based roles in a simple, easy-to-browse list.
  • Set up sector-specific job alerts direct to your email.
  • View a list of international remote employers, so you can keep them on your radar or send out a speculative application during your quest for a remote role.
  • Join their Slack community to chat and share tips with like-minded job seekers.

Usability: 

  • While it’s easy enough to browse through roles, you’re limited to searching by category (programming, writing, customer service etc), with no tool for searching by job level, type or salary.
  • Do be aware that not all remote listings on this website are open worldwide - and there’s no way to filter out roles that are suitable for UK candidates. Make sure to have a good read over the job description before applying.

Filtering options:

  • Browse by category only.

CV upload: 

No.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, subscribe to sector-specific job alerts direct to your email.

Mobile friendly: 

Yes, the site is easy to use on mobile, but there’s no application.

 

Caterer

If you’re looking for a job working in a hotel, restaurant, bar or leisure attraction, Caterer is the best place to focus your job search. As the UK’s leading hospitality job site, you can search for roles at all experience levels, with employers of all sizes, right the way across the country. 

If you’re in the market for a hospitality role, your first job hunting step should be to upload a flawless CV to Caterer and allow top employers to find you.

Best job site for: 

Finding and applying for a great range of UK-wide hospitality roles.

No. of live roles: 

20,000+

Top features: 

  • Browse and apply for thousands of hotel, restaurant, pub, bar and leisure opportunities at all levels, with employers of all sizes.
  • Access hospitality apprenticeship and part-time job opportunities to build your CV.
  • Sign up for job alerts that meet your criteria.
  • Upload your CV to allow leading hospitality recruiters to find you.
  • Read a great range of hospitality-specific application and career advice, tips and tricks.

Usability: 

  • For hospitality job seekers, this site has no competition - it’s by far the quickest and most convenient way to gain easy access to relevant roles.
  • You can also narrow down your search easily from the homepage, which allows you to browse roles by specialism, location, company, apprenticeships and hourly-paid roles.

Filtering options:

  • What and where.
  • Distance.
  • Salary.
  • Date posted.
  • Popular employers.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • Once uploaded, thousands of top hospitality recruiters will be able to view your CV and contact you for suitable roles.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, set up a targeted alert to be notified of the latest roles.

Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a hospitality job app to apply for new roles on-the-go.



RetailChoice

For those of you who’re on the market for a retail role, RetailChoice should be your job searching go-to. As you can probably tell by the name, this website exclusively lists retail roles, ranging from head office to store-based positions. If you’re passionate about this sector, I’d highly recommend uploading your CV to their database, as this will allow hiring employers come directly to you.

Best job site for: 

Securing nationwide roles in the retail industry.

No. of live roles: 

11,000+

Top features: 

  • Find thousands of retail roles for all experience levels, locations and sectors.
  • Set up targeted alerts to hear about the most recent and relevant retail roles.
  • Sign up to access saved settings across all devices and apply for jobs instantly.
  • Put your CV in front of a large database of retail employers.

Usability: 

  • For retail-sector job seekers, there’s no easier way to access and apply for relevant roles.
  • Easily find jobs by sector (fashion, jewellery, graduate etc), location and company directly from the homepage.

Filtering options:

  • Job title/skills and location.
  • Salary.
  • Date posted.
  • Job type.

CV upload: 

Yes.

  • After a simple file upload, your CV will be viewable by over 1,000 retail employers.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, set up a targeted alert to be notified of the latest roles.

Mobile friendly: 

Yes, download the app and receive instant job notifications, apply for jobs directly from the app and shortlist your favourite roles.

 


Jobs.ac.uk

From universities and research organisations to colleges and charities, jobs.ac.uk is the world’s leading international job board, packed with high-calibre and academic roles.

Finding an academic position is an entirely different ball game, requiring a more comprehensive CV and, often, a time-heavy job hunt. However, jobs.ac.uk is a great way to streamline the process and access thousands of relevant roles at the tip of your fingers.


Best job site for: 

Discovering the world’s top academic, research and science jobs and PhDs.

No. of live roles: 

4,000+ in the UK.

Top features: 

  • Browse a huge range of high-calibre roles all over the world.
  • Find and compare PhD programmes and masters studentships.
  • Read hundreds of career articles aimed at helping you to find an academic role or pHd.
  • Set up job and PhD alerts by email.

Usability: 

  • The website has a clear and simple design. It’s incredibly easy to search for a relevant academic role or navigate to the other tools from the navigation bar.

Filtering options:

  • What and where.
  • Distance.
  • Academic discipline/field of expertise.
  • Professional/managerial/support services.
  • PhDs and Masters studentships.
  • Location.
  • Salary.
  • Hours.
  • Contract type.
  • Employer sector.

CV upload: 

No.

Job email alerts: 

Yes, but you’ll need to create an account first.

Mobile friendly: 

Yes, including a great mobile app for keeping up-to-date with fresh roles.

 

 

The best job sites in the UK

From huge job aggregators like Indeed to niche job websites such as TES, job websites in the UK are more than plentiful. But by reading through my best jobs sites UK list, you’ll be able to find an effective and convenient platform, no matter what your sector, level of experience or field of expertise happens to be.


Don’t make the mistake of limiting yourself to one job website, though - the best approach is to utilise the features of all the relevant websites listed above. By uploading a well-written CV to several sites and setting up multiple tailored email alerts to notify you of new roles, you’ll significantly increase your chances of finding your dream role.


Good luck with your job search!