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 MyPerfectResume.com, 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, Monster.com, and CareerBuilder use your profile information for an application within their sites, which does save you some time.

THE DETAILS

Details
Job Site Type Job Posting Site
Year founded 1999

FEATURES

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

  • 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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