THE GOOD

Patent-pending job recommendation engine:

In a novel approach, CareerBuilder has patented a search function that matches jobs to keywords in your resume. Instead of searching and searching with keywords, you can now be matched based on the content of your resume and have the right jobs come to you. This feature has great potential for people willing to consider a career move because it holds the potential to match you to jobs you may not have otherwise considered.

Personalized Career Tests:

CareerBuilder's career tests provide you with customized tools according to where you are in your career path and what area of your career you're looking to learn more about. You can use these tools to decide what career to choose, assess options for a career change, or learn about different career choices. This additional service is especially appreciated if, in addition to looking for a job to pay the bills, you're in the process of reevaluating your career or simply unsure of what you want to do.

Hire Insider for competition insight:

Ever wondered how you stack up against the competition for a particular job? Hire Insider compiles a free report for you to see how you compare, revealing how many people applied for the job along with their education levels, salary information, years of experience, cover letter usage, and more. Use this information to beef up your resume or find new skills to learn for a particular job you're aiming for.

Capable advanced search options:

CareerBuilder's search capability is on par with what you'd expect from a top-tier career website. Like Monster.com, the advanced search options are designed to get you the right information as quickly as possible. Use keyword, location, or industry data to filter job results, then further refine by searching for full- or part-time work and excluding certain search terms you don't want to see come up in your job search.

THE BAD

Cluttered website:

If you're looking for a no-frills way to search job postings, CareerBuilder may not be for you. Like other high-traffic sites, CareerBuilder's website is peppered with banner ads and other promotional content designed to monetize. This interference can impede your ability to quickly get the information on the jobs available to you. However, this is a minor criticism considering all the features and tools CareerBuilder does offer.

THE DETAILS

Details
Job Site Type Job Posting Site, Career Website
Year founded 1995

FEATURES

Title
  • Free Browsing Users can search and browse for jobs on the website without creating an account or signing in.

  • International Users can browse for jobs outside of the U.S.

  • Most Recent Users can browse the most recent jobs on the site.

  • Nationwide Users can browse for jobs available in all 50 U.S. states.

  • Salary Range Users can search for jobs based on a specified salary range.

  • Categories The website offers specific categories, such as industry, to narrow the job search.

  • City or Zip Code Users can target their job search to a specific city or zip code.

  • Company Users can browse jobs by company.

  • Exclude Job Postings Users can exclude job postings based on certain criteria, such as staffing agencies or lack of salary information.

  • Job Title Users can search jobs by job title.

  • Job Type Users can filter the search by position type, such as full-time, part-time, remote, contract, or internship.

  • Keywords Users can search for jobs using keywords.

  • Other Advanced Filters Users can conduct advanced job searches to filter results on very specific criteria.

  • Saved Searches Users can save job searches to use at another time.

  • Experience Users can search jobs based on the experience level required.

  • Create Account The website enables users to create an online account to access additional features.

  • Email Alerts Users can receive alerts via email for jobs posted that match preselected criteria.

  • Post Resume Users can post a resume on the job website.

  • Tailored Jobs The website delivers tailored jobs based on the user's profile, experience, or resume information.

  • Career Articles and Advice The website provides a collection of articles on career advice and other topics.

  • Interview Prep The website offers assistance with interview preparation.

  • Job Forums The website offers job forums for discussion on careers.

  • Resume Resources The website offers resume writing, evaluation, or distribution services.

  • Salary Information The website offers salary and compensation statistics for different positions.

  • Networking Resources The websites provides networking resources for job searchers.

  • Email The company provides email support.

  • FAQ The company has a dedicated section for answers to frequently asked questions about job searching.

  • Apply Free Users can apply to jobs without paying.

  • Multiple Resume Upload The website enables users to upload and store multiple resumes.

  • Quick Apply The website offers a feature to help users apply to multiple jobs quickly.

  • Android App The service provides an Android app.

  • iPad App The service provides an iPad app.

  • iPhone App The service provides an iPhone app.

  • Mobile Website The job site has a mobile-optimized website compatible with mobile devices.

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