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Snagajob is the largest job search site for hourly employment. Their resume tools and search tips help users break into a new job, but a disparate search function may slow down the search process.

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The Good

America's largest hourly employment network

From customer service to health care, Snagajob posts thousands of part-time and full-time hourly jobs. These positions turn over frequently, ensuring a steady new stream of opportunities each time you log in.

Easy-to-use resume tools from partner sites

Once you find the right jobs, you need to set yourself apart through your application. Improving your resume is the easiest way to do this. Snagajob links you with, which offers free templates, samples, and formatting tools to help guide your resume improvement process.

Job alert emails sent straight to your inbox

A big time saver, especially for job seekers juggling family responsibilities, is getting new job postings sent right to you via email. Snagajob does well matching your searches and profile to relevant job alerts. Sometimes, recruiters also send out email notices about job opportunities in your area. Setting up job alerts for your search is a great way to ensure you don't miss out.

Job search tips for hourly workers

Part of the challenge of breaking into a new job is learning about techniques to get better search results, enhance your image in the eyes of an employer, and nail interviews. The job tips forum provides you with rich information from industry experts at Snagajob. The feature even lets you post specific questions about the job search process and Snagajob answers them for you as soon as they can.

The Bad

Scattered and disparate search categories

Snagajob's search setup requires a user to scroll and navigate through multiple clicks to execute a search, adding layers of complexity to the search. Instead of simply typing in a location field, you have to click All Locations then choose a state and a city. Additionally, if you want to search by company, you have to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the search page and choose from a list. Sites that do the best with search have a clear keyword search box coupled with an advanced, easily identifiable search section.

Intrusive ads that detract from user experience

Like Monster and CareerBuilder, Snagajob's site is littered with banner advertising. While advertising is a necessary evil to provide a free search experience, overuse sometimes causes confusion. For example, Snagajob displays employer logos to show who is hiring in your area, but the logos can be easily misidentified as a banner ad since both are placed in proximity to one another. This may cause you to miss potential job opportunities with a great employer.

Cumbersome application process

As with many other job posting sites, the application process can be problematic. Snagajob makes you fill out a detailed profile on its website, but then directs you to an employer website to apply for a job. Much of the information on that application is redundant but must be recreated because the application comes through a separate system. While they don't escape this problem entirely, sites like LinkedIn,, and CareerBuilder use your profile information for an application within their sites, which does save you some time.

The Details

Specific Site Information

  • Job Site Type: Job Posting Site
  • Year founded: 1999

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